I decided that l didn't want to keep putting this avonex into me any longer l haven't had any relapses for many years now and my specialist thinks my MS might of burnt itself out. He said l will always have MS and the symptoms of present time. It wasn't his decision to go of avonex it was mine. I have been avonex free now for 1 year and so far everything is good but still really having trouble with my feet burning and tingling. Has anyone else had a similar situation and how are things going for… read more
Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your day is going well. :)
When you were diagnosed with MS, what was the deciding factor on the medication you chose? Have you changed medications? If so, what made you decide to change? With the medication you are on now, have you had relapses ?
My insurance company has decided that I MUST try and fail three other medications before they will put me back on Plegridy which was working amazing for me. I would be happy to find that one of these other meds work but if they don't, I want to recognize the symptoms right away so I can move on.
The first med is Avonex. This is similar to Plegridy so i am assuming that some of the tips I got for that will help...warming treatment 1 hour before starting. Taking 2 Tylenol, 1 Zyrtec and icing… read more
I've been on avonex auto inject for 2 months and I'm finding it harder to take the pen and i've been thinking of going back to the needles. Anyone else have this problem? Or any advice? Thanks (:
Given the statistics...the facts...about the new oral medicines...WHY ARE OUR NEUROLOGISTS STILL PRESCRIBING THE LESS HELPFUL INJECTABLES? I'm on Gilenya now and had almost instant results. Yes, we might be in a remitting period of our disease, and yes even when we feel good we might be losing mylen cells. But these new oral medicines are our best bet. WE NEED THE BEST effort to reduce the progress and hopefully even stop the progress of this disease. Yes, we should trust our Neurologists - but… read more
I'm just wondering if was apart of M.S or getting older
My doctor wants to switch me from Avonex to Texfidera soon. I Have been using Avonex since 2000 and still suffer flu like symptoms each week from it. I've been reading up on the symptoms Tecfidera can cause and am wondering how many here find them unbearable enough not to have continued on this medication. I don't want to have to go through switching and then switching to something else. I have been dealing with the flu like symptoms for so many years, I'm kinda' used to it and would rather… read more
I took my first injection of Avonex last night. My doctor has me titrating so it was only 1/4 of a dose. The only side effects I've had are a sore leg and swelling in my eyes. Has anyone had no symptoms on the first injection but did when you increased the dose? I'm just trying to prepare the best I can for things to come!