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  1. I'm having severe chest pain
    ... secondary to pneumonia or caused by something else. The Avonex you were taking is a broad spectrum drug that is also...

Pain Management board

  1. Dexalone?
    ... provigil, lamictal, oxycodone, topomax, amitrityline, avonex , and fentanyl patch :) and I'm tapering off of depakote...

Osteoporosis board

  1. Extensive Osteoporosis
    ... difficult times with meds. My body is still adjusting to Avonex injection weekly. I have weakness in my legs and balance...
    ... of it immediately due to stomach problems. Is Avonex the medication for MS? You probably already know this...
    ... a nerve may be involved in whats going on. Is the Avonex helping your MS? Here's a link on Forteo if you...

  2. Osteoporosis penia
    ... and had a hysterectony in Jan of this year. I am on Avonex , but I also have Multiple Sclerosis, and have a hard...
    ... bonephys/opbmd.html#WHO[/url] I'm not familiar with avonex , is it a ms med? I hope you are doing okay with this...

Bell's Palsy board

  1. recently diagnosed
    ... either. It means Disease Modifying Drugs, which are Avonex , Rebif, Betaseron, and Copaxone--all injections, and ... thing! I was just wondering if you're on one. I do Avonex , an intra-muscular really long shot once a week. ...
    ... DMDs in other words, but CRABs - Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex , Betaseron), each has a different price tag." So I...
    ... Unfortunately Aleve doesn't help much for the Avonex side effects, but Ibuprofen does a little. I had almost...

  2. Is it important to start treatment early?
    ... to start on disease modifying drugs (like Rebif or Avonex or Copaxone) as soon as possible, in order to decrease...

Brain & Nervous System Disorders board

  1. MS, stroke -- now what?
    ... that I've had it since 1990 or 1991. I was put on Avonex within a couple weeks. I am very lucky, I guess, ... having every bad side affect you can get with the Avonex (I assume this is stress-related)... Mom doesn...

Cerebral Palsy board

  1. re-doctor visit
    ... funtion screen to determine if it is caused by the Avonex I take to slow the progress of ms. Avonex can adversely...

Dizziness / Vertigo board

  1. dizziness/vertigo room spinning
    ... has ms & was diagnoised in 1999 so he's been on the Avonex now on the Copaxone. He is having dizziness when he...
    ... yes i have those problems,,, i was also on avonex before,, and had too many side effects from the flu...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. Multiple Sclerosis
    ... get bad spasms too, and last night (shot night, I do Avonex ) I couldn't relax my leg muscles at all, and I'm pretty...

  2. Just diagnosed and don't know where to start
    ... having a rough time with the Copaxone. I've been on Avonex for a year but I still get sick the morning after...

  3. No longer a Dilemma
    ... back on meds, but it is where it is. I've been on Avonex for a year and haven't had any relapses, although...

  4. New and have a couple of Questions?
    ... disease modifying drug such as Rebif, Copaxone or Avonex ? If so, you might want to consider it...starting a...

  5. Copaxone: allergic, or, normal reaction?
    ... experienced HORRIBLE allergic reactions. I also tried Avonex and was having miserable side effects ('flu' for 48...

  6. Copaxone allergic reaction?
    ... reactions to C. I had to be removed from it. I went to Avonex and then my own decision, I went no injections period ... something to do with my sensitivity to the Copaxone. Now, Avonex I had no skin reactions at all nor did I suffer much...
    ... hear about your troubles with Copaxone. I'm doing Avonex and still getting sick the morning after and it's...

  7. New to the board...
    ... diagnosed from going blind in my left eye. I started on Avonex for my first year and a half and was pretty much sick...
    ... from the foot all the way up to my torso. I am on Avonex . I too had the side effects at the start. I'm glad...

  8. MRI Results
    ... meds for 9 months more new active lesions, i took avonex for 1 yr, more new active lesions, now im on one yr ... the new active lesions from developing, in my case avonex , and i believe that rebif are not doing the purpose...

  9. Avonex or Rebif??
    ... but Ill try to remember everything. Rebif and Avonex are the exact same drug. Avonex came out first... ... Rebif seem to get thru them faster then the people on Avonex , probably because you are getting smaller doses, more ... under my belt!! The people who post here starting Avonex , can tell you their stories, but Ive only consistently...
    ... Chris, I'm surprised the neurologist limited you to Avonex or Rebif. There is another option in Copaxone (there ... My primary neuro did say that some studies showed Avonex may be slightly less so, since it's only once a week ... a study looking at the combination of Copaxone and Avonex . I can't comment too much on the side effects, but ... I can tell you the intramuscular injection with Avonex isn't as bad as it seems. Seeing the longer needle...
    ... I've been on Avonex since Aug 06'. I never really had horrible side effects ... specialist at UCSF stated that he liked to start with Avonex . Mainly because it is less of a burden (once a week ... Rebif after 1-2 years of usage (it's more med than Avonex even though the same drug). I think either drug ... is a fine choice. Avonex has worked for me. Rebif has worked great for others...
    ... Hi Chris. I am on Avonex . The choice was easy for me. I left it to my Neuro ... and he suggested Avonex because of my fear for needles. Yes they are long ... can also come out to you. I assume its the same for Avonex and Rebif....
    ... Hi Chris, Like anxiousme I am also on Avonex . I have been using it for 4 years now and am very ... only lasted the first few months or so after starting Avonex . Now, I don't really have any side effects and don ... can get through the MS Alliance. When it comes to Avonex , over all, I am very happy with it. In the 4 years...
    ... miss the convenience and lack of bruising with the Avonex , however, I have no flu-like symptoms with the Rebif ... site reactions are NOT "lumpy" and painful. With Avonex , there was no physical pain with the shot, despite...
    ... and muscle spasms while on a treatment like Rebif or Avonex ? Im sure this is something I should ask my doctor...

  10. Meds
    ... hospital. It studies the combination of Copaxone and Avonex (injected separately). So, I get to do the daily ... aren't supposed to know if you are getting Copax, Avonex or both. But, based on side effects, I think I know...
    ... you know what you are getting......if you are taking Avonex , youre probably having side effects, however whether...

  11. Having MS on Rebif can I have a baby?
    ... Hi. When i was on Avonex and wanted to try for my second child. I was told ... couple of months. I Believe Rebif is the same drug as Avonex only stronger. So i would assume you should not be...

  12. Dilemma
    ... about. Rebif is actually much easier to adjust to then Avonex (probably because you get it more often) and of course...
    ... be worth it. It's a lot to think about. I'm on Avonex , and haven't had any relapses since the year and a ... month that I"ve been diagnosed, but who knows if the Avonex is why? I am choosing meds for now, but I honestly...
    ... side affects I, and one of the nurses, figured it was Avonex . Dave, "The main thing with with your treatment...

  13. ABC meds and side-effects
    ... dont do a thing, so i dont take any. however i am on Avonex . I did suffer horriable side effects each time. I...

  14. Diagnosis Confirmed Yesterday- Questions about Copaxone
    ... understand where they are coming from b/c I hated using Avonex while others tolerate it well. To answer your questions ... a bruise). 2. I've had NO flu-like symptoms (on Avonex I experienced them every week/injection and they lasted...
    ... I am also on copaxone, after six years of Avonex and unfortunately I was one of those that kept getting...
    ... after and now I'm really doing well. So. BTW: Avonex was good for me as far as convenience and no visible...

  15. Restless Legs / Avonex
    ... I've never taken Avonex , but I do have RLS. I've been able to sleep longer...
    ... This is actually NOT a symtom of Avonex or Rebif....ive also inquired about it, as I have ... the fact that you are injecting...especially with Avonex , any time you inject into a muscle, you risk a short...
    ... right....what I was saying, is that its not the drug ( avonex ) as much as it is the act of sticking a needle into...

  16. atypical ms and avonex
    ... lability, they can be symptoms of MS. Also, MS and Avonex both can cause clinical depression, which may account...
    ... that since my diagnosis this past August and starting Avonex , I have been much more short tempered! One thing ... him to have changes in his speech? As far as the Avonex , I don't know how your dad is handling it, but for...
    ... Hi. I too am on Avonex . I've had spouts of slurred speech. that was only...

  17. :(
    ... wonder if you're having an exacerbation and also if Avonex is being effective for you. :)...

  18. What would you go through for Tysabri?
    ... helped me do that! Through out the yrs I have been on Avonex , Copaxone and Betaseron. I had a bad relapse on the...

  19. Hello, Friends
    ... situational depression. I know that MS and the drug I'm on, Avonex , can cause clinical depression, but not for me so...

  20. questions
    ... another MS med. He said he still wanted to keep me on Avonex . He said he would add another medication in addition ... to Avonex . I have been on A for 9 months now. LA...

  21. Constipation and Probiotics
    ... started to change. I don't know if it is MS or the Avonex affecting they thyroid or both. I see my neuro...

  22. Avonex.. Injector
    ... think I know what you have. I got one when I started Avonex --the Avonex people asked me if I wanted one for free...
    ... the Avogrip but have never heard of an injector for Avonex . There is an auto injector for Copaxone. Is that ... what you are thinking of? Seren..... Avonex is a Disease Modifying Drug to help slow the progression...
    ... up a nurse to train me to use it. It is used for Avonex ...there is a sticker right on the box that says "only ... use with prefilled Avonex ". I'm am very confused that so many professionals...
    ... up a nurse to train me to use it. It is used for Avonex ...there is a sticker right on the box that says "only ... use with prefilled Avonex ". I'm am very confused that so many professionals ... completely new syringe that what is supplied with Avonex now? I went to the MS Alliance website and could...
    ... Hi kmarino2006, You just click the prefilled Avonex into the personal injector and press a button and ... injector looks like a big pen (kind of) and the prefilled Avonex syringe clicks on to the side of it. It only works...
    ... for a true rebif-style auto-injector, because the Avonex one just isn't all that "auto" - it's more like you ... you don't have to do anything more than that) for Avonex ?...
    ... same as the personal injector I use for my prefilled Avonex . My personal injector actually does pushes the needle ... in for me. You snap the prefilled Avonex syringe into a holder and then press a button and...
    ... be if they magically came up with a pill version of avonex !!...

  23. Rebif Problems
    ... the livr settled down. Thwy wanted to try me to try Avonex , but it's also an interferon, and I suspect my liver...

  24. MS Specialist in October...
    ... sure someone thats on Rebif will jump on here. I take Avonex . My flu like sx have finally gone away with the help...

  25. Just had my first Neuro visit....what the??????
    ... hospital for 10 days before being discharged. Now on Avonex injections. I also had symptoms prior my major attack...

  26. MS Drugs
    ... to give you some pointers! All of the meds except Avonex are injected subcutaneously, so I would think that ... all but Avonex would have the possibility of injection site reactions ... . I'm on Avonex (once a week intramuscular injections), and although ... if it's injection site reactions you want to avoid, Avonex is good, but Rebif wouldn't be bad either, since it...
    ... it. 8 weeks later, I was put on Rebif....Rebif and Avonex so you know are the exact same drug, however Rebif ... under the skin as opposed to into the muscle, like Avonex ... I love Rebif. Although all Interferons are hard ... honestly think Rebif is easier to get used to then Avonex ....everyone I know who has done Avonex has suffered ... last 6 hours...whereas Ive heard stories of people on Avonex losing a day of their lives while adjusting to it...
    ... talked to me about any of the CRABs. I was handed an Avonex kit and sent home to await the training. It was fine ... weigh the pros and cons of each one. * I was on Avonex for a year and a half. * Nothing for another 2 years...

  27. Tysabri
    ... Hi guys, I might be changing drugs from Avonex to Tysabri so just want to know what the story is ... How often do you have to get it? is it weekly like Avonex ? - i know its through IV so i presume you have to...
    ... I do want to ask though, why not Rebif before Avonex ? Although they are the same drug, Rebif is much stronger...

  28. Do these sound MS related... PLEASE HELP!
    ... There are disease modifying drugs, known as DMDs ( avonex , copaxone, rebif and betaseron) which if you choose...

  29. how long have you been living with MS ?
    ... That October 2004 I was finally diagnosed and started Avonex . During the period of the really bad relapse I did...

  30. i need advice
    ... te neourologist told me it was mild and put me on avonex ..acceptance was the hardest part.... MY BIG PROBLEM ... after ?? is there also a big difference between avonex and rebif ?? i hate needles, thinking i have to go...
    ... Rena, first off welcome. AFAIK Rebif and Avonex are the same drug, Interferon-beta-1a, they just use ... different injection techniques. Avonex is injected intra-muscularly 1x a week, Rebif is injected...
    ... with everything here but did want to add, although Avonex and Rebif are the same interferon, Rebif is stronger...
    ... Hi Rena and welcome to our cyber family. . Sorry Avonex hasn't worked for you. that what I'm on. Hopefully...

  31. Clonazepam. BMS relief attempt again.
    ... I have at night, and it helps me sleep through my Avonex side effects, or what's left of them. Klonopin has...

  32. Trying to figure it out
    ... MRI. Interestingly enough, her doctor put her on Avonex about 9 months ago. There are some doctors who WILL...

  33. my doctor diagnosed me with ms but the mri is negative, do I have it
    ... decide to do one of the disease modifying drugs like Avonex or Rebif or Copaxone or Betaseron, the purpurse would...

  34. Your experiences?
    ... it was worth not worrying about whether or not my Avonex would be covered! By the way, as a former HR person...

  35. Ms And Exercise
    ... felt great and looked good for a few years. then avonex brought on depression which brought on weight gain...

  36. Avonex advice please...
    ... help. Im on Rebif, which is the exact same drug as Avonex ...and the symtoms- the flu like stuff is exactly the ... From experience, and Ive pased this on to many Avonex users who have thanked me...try Aleve. Aleve is a ... adjust to this drug and not need to take anything.... avonex seems to be alot worse then the others as far as how ... what you are describing is very much the typical Avonex side effect. We have one poster here who said it took...
    ... Hello, I have been on Avonex since Feb of this year. It looks like you are doing ... 3710279]Hello - I'm looking for some advice from those Avonex users out there. I just had my 3rd injection last ... drinking lots of water. I know the side effects to Avonex are flu like symptoms, but I wasn't anticipating being...
    ... just gave you. I also take 1 aleve 1/2 hr before my Avonex . It honestly lasted the 12 hours as stated on the...
    ... MOST of the people I have seen post about Avonex were started on a titrated schedual. Some people...
    ... about who took 7 months for the side effects from Avonex to go away. I inject on Fridays too; I used to be ... with you about those lousy days when you're sick from Avonex plus your MS is acting up. Those days are the worst ... have a bad MS day than go back to that first month on Avonex ! I did talk to my doctor when it came to a point where...

  37. MRI and MS Drug experiences ?
    ... have positive MRIs. The CRABs (Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex and Betaseron) are immunomodulators, not suppressants...
    ... that Bearygood gave you.. The CRABS - only Rebif, Avonex and Betaseron are Interferons....and Copaxone is not...

  38. MS drugs
    ... responded very well to the CRABs (Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex , Betaseron). Best get clarification! One thing...

  39. Avonex Update
    ... LoL I'm an auto-injector addict! :D But I hope the Avonex works for you without any bad side effects and I wish...
    ... Congrats Shelley on your successful injection of Avonex ...self injection I should say. I have been on Avonex...
    ... so glad it went well. I remember when i started on Avonex it took me ages to pluge it through the skin. yr right...
    ... the auto inject. I've never heard of the thing for Avonex users ?? My nurse used to have her own made up contraption ... used for diabetes but not a proper avonex one. Just got me curious now:)...
    ... As far as I know there is no auto injector for avonex , just that plunger piece that you attach the needle...
    ... the auto inject. I've never heard of the thing for Avonex users ?? My nurse used to have her own made up contraption ... used for diabetes but not a proper avonex one. Just got me curious now:) Hi Glamour Girl ... is an injector that is made only for the prefilled Avonex needles. I am Canadian so I don't know if the MS ... know about it and how it is used with the prefilled Avonex . I am very happy with mine. It is simple to use...
    ... the injector? I checked out the site and then called avonex here in the states. They told me they can not discuss ... what the big deal is to have it available for all Avonex users. I will continue to look into this and keep...

  40. I am back...
    ... still shocked with the wonderfulness of it. My Avonex side effects are finally going away, so I have my...
    ... be injecting once a week you must be talking about Avonex . As you can see from April's post, that's the one...
    ... relief soon. Once a week injects hey?? Must be Avonex . I'm also on those. Doing alot better now. My side ... taking one. If you need any Questions answered about Avonex . yell out. Know we're happy to help....

  41. a bit of optimism...
    ... those changes have been good. I've suffered in MS, Avonex side effects, work, money, blah blah. But now I'm...

  42. Which Drug to Choose?
    ... manufacturers making similar claims. For example, the Avonex booklet says "we're the best at limiting future disability...
    ... only two studies I have found which compare Rebif, Avonex and Betaseron..and they were independent studies, ... I dont know if you are aware of this but Rebif and Avonex are exactly the same drug. Rebif was brought out after ... Avonex had been on the market for a few years because being...
    ... manufacturers making similar claims. For example, the Avonex booklet says "we're the best at limiting future disability...
    ... to be a pretty good advantage. I did know that Avonex and Rebif are the same medication. In fact, I was ... yesterday, and he said some neuros in the field believe Avonex may be less effective since it is only once a week ... However, I have seen at least one that combines Avonex and Copaxone, so a person is guaranteed to be receiving...
    ... Mike, I was in the trial that used Avonex and Copaxsone in combination. You are assured of getting ... Neuro and I are pretty sure I was getting at least the Avonex . Unfortunately for me I relapsed anyway and we decided...
    ... refrigeration. Trust me, I know how important this is. Avonex , I believe can be left out for 24 hours, I may be...
    ... make the right decision for you. I have been taking Avonex since I was first diagnosed almost 4 years ago. Avonex ... laid up for 3 months due to symptoms. Since starting Avonex I can truthfully tell you that I have not had a major ... and consistent. As for side affects...I dealt with Avonex pretty well. I didn't experience the flu like symptoms...
    ... Copaxone is a good drug. Many people rave about it. Skip Avonex because if you are going to be that aggressive, go...

  43. Avonex headaches
    ... pain, literally, as I read your post. I went from Avonex to Copaxone b/c I finally couldn't handle the weekly...
    ... Welcome to the site! I've been on Avonex for ten months and the side effects lasted until a ... away in a few hours. On average, side effects for Avonex go away in 3-6 months, but I know a person who never...
    ... Hi Carol and welcome. I too am on Avonex . The only pre med i take 1/2 hr before my shot is...
    ... Hi Carol I have been on Avonex since Oct 2007. I have very little side effects now...
    ... My own opinion of Avonex , which I've been on for almost a year, is that it...
    ... I was told that if you're prone to headaches that Avonex might make them much worse. Same for migraines - if ... Neuro and see what they recommend. I've been on Avonex for 2 years and the side-effects are practically gone...
    ... place to go to for honest answers and suggestions. The Avonex people are very nice, but the answers are so generic...

  44. Latest MRI...Questions?
    ... large lesion, etc.. After diagnosis, 8/06, I started Avonex . MRI 9/07 showed no progression...Zoom to this lastest ... aren't exactly comparible. I want to know if the Avonex is working or should I consider going to Rebif. I...

  45. update and a question
    ... happen when old lesions merge together. When I started Avonex , one of it's claims was that it "reduces brain shrinkage...
    ... NOTHING on the Rebif advertising material, or the Avonex that I can find, that states anything about black...
    ... NOTHING on the Rebif advertising material, or the Avonex that I can find, that states anything about black...
    ... NOTHING on the Rebif advertising material, or the Avonex that I can find, that states anything about black...

  46. Hip Flexion Assist Orthosis
    ... awhile to get back here. I was Dx in 1989. I've been on Avonex since 2000. I use forearm crutches,walker or w/c depending...

  47. My 1st Tysabri infusion
    ... All up front, NO BS. Yes, I know the dangers, but avonex did not help and my symptoms got gradually worse....
    ... you are satisfied. In my own case, I had been off Avonex for almost 3 yrs and had not taken any other drugs...

  48. Antibiotics
    ... having really, really bad side effects after I injected Avonex . But I can understand how antibiotics could be...
    ... because in many ways, Interferons, like Rebif and Avonex , actually stimulate the immune system, NOT supress...
    ... there are NO contraindications with taking Rebif, Avonex or Betaseron and antibiotics- he knew of none with...

  49. No conclusion so far
    ... want to go on. The most common MS meds are Rebif, Avonex , Betaseron (all interferons) and Copaxone ( a synthetic ... amount of side effects, but you have to do it daily... Avonex , is only once a week, which gives you a good chance ... different for everyone. Some are into the muscle ( Avonex ) some are subcutaneous (into the skin- Rebif); and...
    ... Unfortunately I have a $3000.00 deductible, but the Avonex people are very helpful and I'm on a payment plan...

  50. Bruise
    ... are you on again? I seem to remember that you're on Avonex like me, but my memory can be deceiving! I've been ... bleeding at all from the injection--I have to tell the Avonex people to stop sending me the bandages, because I...
    ... to both GG and even April, cuz I know they are on Avonex .. and with AVONEX its absolutely ok to use Arnica...
    ... Girl, who wrote the original post. Glamour Girl is on AVONEX . The Arnica solution is perfect for anyone on Betaseron ... , Rebif or Avonex , but as it was pointed out- should NOT be used with ... Solutions or your doctor. Bruising from injecting Avonex or Rebif or Betaseron is sometimes caused by inejcting...
    ... thanks guys... I'll ask for ARNICA when i go to get my Avonex refill from the pharmacy today. The bruise is so ugly ... at it when getting dressed. April yes i am on Avonex and have been for now 1whole year straight. I was...

  51. Aleve & Alcohol
    ... injection tonight. I take one Aleve half hour before my Avonex . My question is can i have a glass of wine on the...

  52. autoinjector trouble?
    ... might be wrong with it. Ive seen the one used for Avonex as well- and it too, shouldnt be doing that.....when...
    ... Is there an autoinjector for Avonex ? That's what I'm on, and I'd LOVE to have an autoinjector...
    ... April, the autoinjector for Avonex is only available in Europe. I know several people...

  53. Hotflash....Rebif news
    ... Of course, if you really think you have been On Avonex all this time, then switching to Rebif should be an...
    ... there for everything. The reason I believe I am on avonex is because every time I use that med I would be sick ... for some might not work for others but if I am on avonex then I would prefer to stay on it and I started thinking...
    ... new. I read where rebif is the same exact drug as avonex but higher dose and that it has helped reduce more ... lesions than avonex , so sounds like the right one for me. As for the kids...

  54. UGGGH, relapse time
    ... so long, and then when she said it is the same as avonex which is the drug I believe I am on even though they...
    ... you join us...in the meantime, have you considered Avonex or Rebif?? There are NO pills available at this time...
    ... attacking the lesions/relapse situation quite as hard. Avonex is the next stronger and Rebif, stronger still. I...
    ... people on Rebif get thru the side effects faster than Avonex , probably because we take it 3 times a week. Nevertheless...

  55. Has Anyone Heard of Laquinimod?
    ... you might have the same problem with having been on Avonex , although, you'd have to contact them to find out...
    ... I won't be participating. Anybody who has been on Avonex , Rebif, Tysabri, or Betaseron are excluded from the...
    ... Even if I wasn't exluded from this from being on Avonex , I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to participate ... ask me to participate in a study to measure how well Avonex works, but I declined. Now, I wish I would have. My...
    ... I wish I had done that Avonex study instead of not considering it because I thought...

  56. New to Board, Wanted to say hi
    ... positive about fighting back!!!!!!!! And HARD! Avonex wasn't for me so I have been recommended for Tysabri...
    ... not familiar with Tysabri infusions though. I'm on Avonex myself and it's not for me either but I'd rather a...
    ... to this board too. When i meet him. I myself am on Avonex . I'm happy with that. Nice to have you here. hope...
    ... not familiar with Tysabri infusions though. I'm on Avonex myself and it's not for me either but I'd rather a ... if anything??? I now swear by Aleve 1/2 hr before Avonex ....

  57. Saw MS Doc Today
    ... follow up, the first time since right after I started Avonex . I'm almost 9 months into my diagnosis. I can't believe...
    ... that bother you. more than likely, since you are on Avonex , they'll try Rebif...which wont bother you at all...

  58. Looking for people who have dealt with MS 25+ years
    ... any of the drug therapies. I was recently put on Avonex , and am having a hard time both justifying taking ... depression which I think are both worse because of the Avonex . Are the DMD's effective in later stages of the ... Copaxone, but had an allergic reaction to it. With Avonex only having a 1/3 effectiveness in slowing the progression...
    ... was out because of my allergic reaction to it, so Avonex was the one. Honestly, I am not sure I should continue...
    ... it was the stress of a job that got me. I was on Avonex from 2000 - 2003 (I hated it - the flu every week ... be taking something. Having said that, I am not an Avonex fan. Good luck!...
    ... wanted to tell you al this because you keep saying that Avonex is your choice, due to your reaction to Copaxone. ... anything about it? First of all, its the same drug as Avonex - exactly. However it is given differently. You get ... Ive heard about here, the consistent complaint with Avonex is missing a day of your life! With Rebif, even in ... you do some reserach on your own. By the way, the Avonex side effects should stop within a few months- and...
    ... it was the stress of a job that got me. I was on Avonex from 2000 - 2003 (I hated it - the flu every week ... be taking something. Having said that, I am not an Avonex fan. Good luck! thanks for your note! Stress...
    ... purposely to tell him that I wanted to discontinue the Avonex . After trying to sell me on Tysibri, he then agreed...
    ... 25 years, before drugs and everything else. I'm on Avonex , but I'm on a wait and see approach too. I am open...
    ... started seeing a neurologist who wants me to start Avonex . I am hesitant due to the side effects. I actually ... possible. At this point, I will probably try the Avonex but may not stay on it if the side effects are great...
    ... ourselves and our own experiences. My recent attempt with Avonex was just that - an attempt so that at least I knew ... overheating alot, but I am not sure if this is still the Avonex in my system, or what. Time will tell. I wish you...
    ... Im just curious, you DID say that you were only on Avonex for ten weeks, right? Then you said My recent attempt ... with Avonex was just that - an attempt so that at least I knew...
    ... what you are saying... the fact that I was not on the Avonex long enough to let it take effect....you are right ... as far as that is concerned... Avonex is something that has been recommended to me several ... at slowing the progression. Could I have given Avonex a better chance before giving it up? Certainly, but ... has always been my greatest defense. Unfortunately, Avonex was robbing me of being able to maintain a good attitude...
    ... Tonight is the first Monday I will not be taking the Avonex shot in a while. I am looking forward to having a...
    ... new nero in 1995 he put me on complete bedrest and avonex went through menapause and by 1997 i was walking without ... better for me + I had only a month of adjusting to the avonex so it works for me IT IS STRESS that doesnt work...
    ... any of the drug therapies. I was recently put on Avonex , and am having a hard time both justifying taking ... depression which I think are both worse because of the Avonex . Are the DMD's effective in later stages of the ... Copaxone, but had an allergic reaction to it. With Avonex only having a 1/3 effectiveness in slowing the progression...
    ... any of the drug therapies. I was recently put on Avonex , and am having a hard time both justifying taking ... depression which I think are both worse because of the Avonex . Are the DMD's effective in later stages of the ... Copaxone, but had an allergic reaction to it. With Avonex only having a 1/3 effectiveness in slowing the progression...

  59. Oh, these shots!
    ... don't know why I never had a problem with injecting Avonex . Well, for one thing, it didn't hurt at all and there...
    ... that it sucks! That's how I feel anyway, and I'm on Avonex , so I only do it once a week. Plus, my husband does ... The Shot Anxiety is the worst though. Like you said, Avonex doesn't hurt at all--but I always get a little freaked...

  60. How to pay for Avonex?
    ... doctor calls them with your prescription for your Avonex . I qualified for a grant through the NORD program ... did not have the funds I was able to get 2 years of Avonex at no charge from a different program. I don ... 't recall the name of the other program but the Avonex reps will have and walk you through all of this. ... Try not to worry about it. The Avonex reps are very helpful and will do everything they ... you find assistance. You will be able to get your Avonex even while you are waiting to hear about any financial ... to get my assistance set up I was able to start my Avonex injections two weeks after my diagnosis. I was dx ... February and got my assistance approval in May. My Avonex rep said as long as they knew I was working on getting ... assistance they would continue to send me the Avonex free of charge. So I got 3 months worth of Avonex ... My advice is let your doctor know you decided on Avonex , if you havent already, and the process will start ... and you will not have to do a thing. The Avonex reps called me and told me exactly what I needed to ... start one of the 4 drugs that are out there, I chose Avonex because of the once a week convenience. After finding ... out what my insurance benefits are and the price of Avonex per month, I am waiting to hear from the company regarding ... however my benefits would have only covered one month of Avonex anyway. Has anyone gone through this? If so, what...
    ... on Rebif. I don't have any answers for you about Avonex but be sure that this is a wonderful place and the...
    ... already gotten the script from my dr and spoken to the Avonex rep. I feel like I've talked to so many people and ... month. I've just left a follow up message for my Avonex rep. Hopefully she will be able to give me some answers...
    ... already gotten the script from my dr and spoken to the Avonex rep. I feel like I've talked to so many people and ... month. I've just left a follow up message for my Avonex rep. Hopefully she will be able to give me some answers...
    ... Welcome to the Board! I'm on Avonex too. I work and I have insurance, but the deductible ... is $3,000.00, which as you know doesn't buy much avonex ! I met my deductible early this year, then started ... pay it again, and pay in January as well. The Avonex folks were very nice and they worked with me to go...
    ... you. First of all, if you arent totally dedicated to Avonex , look into Rebif. Its EXACTLY the same drug, the big ... you still have your mind made up that you want to do Avonex , call them now. Because this is a mail order drug ... prescription coverage- youll need to talk to the people at Avonex to verify this, but I have a feeling, due to your...
    ... welcome to our boards. Just wanted to add I too am on Avonex and love the once a week injection. My shot is ( WED ... there are a few of us here on the board that take Avonex , Your not alone. welcome again....
    ... which medication I wanted to take. I just went with Avonex because of the convienent once a week injection. ...
    ... to be honest, not that its any better or worse than avonex , but my shots hurt less- even if I have to do them...
    ... Actually the Avonex injection itself is quite pain free. I know ... rarely that. So I would never let the fear of the Avonex injection being painful keep me from using it. ... Avonex does have the fluish side effects but they differ ... Some have enough side effects they have to stop the Avonex . I think most people fall somewhere in between. ... to be honest, not that its any better or worse than avonex , but my shots hurt less- even if I have to do them...
    ... I took Avonex for a year and a half. I didn't even get the choice...

  61. Copaxone & Hives or Bad Reactions
    ... have to worry about the same type of reaction from Avonex or Rebif or Betaseron- Interferons are naturally found...
    ... effect) back then. I' am sure my doc.. will want to try Avonex . The flu symptoms of Rebif would be GREAT in comparison...
    ... and Zyrtec where ever she goes. As for DMD I'm on Avonex . the side effect have become ALOT better. I take Aleve...
    ... Did her allergy come out of the blue too? As for the Avonex , if you take it at night before bed, does that cut ... has been quite awhile since I reasearched rebif and avonex . I really thought copaxone would be the answer. I...
    ... check back and let me tell you if it is for sure! avonex seems to have longer side efffects, but Illl let April ... or someone on Avonex confirm that for you.. youlll be fine. I know it...
    ... Nikki, Went to the Docs yesterday. I will be taking Avonex . I hope all goes well with that. I will keep you posted...
    ... Nikki, Went to the Docs yesterday. I will be taking Avonex . I hope all goes well with that. I will keep you posted...
    ... Good luck with the Avonex , Shelley. I'm almost on Month 9 of taking it. For ... But we're all different. A friend of a friend takes Avonex , and she didn't get the side effects once. Then I ... met a lady on Avonex who still gets sick after three years. The average...
    ... HI Shel- Im glad to hear youll be trying Avonex ...its the same drug as Rebif and April is more experienced...
    ... Hey Shelley. hope the Avonex works well for you. My inject nite is tonight. I just ... around 10ish.. That's it. This is 2nd time around with Avonex for me. I hated it so much years ago. That i stopped...
    ... get this your job is straightened out? I hope the Avonex will be okay. I will give it my best shot. I did start...
    ... truth, no sugarcoating. The first two weeks of Avonex , I injected in the morning. The first time was when ... but I feel better as the day goes on. Never once did Avonex make me sick for longer than a day. There were...
    ... that more than you know. I spoke with the Nurses from Avonex and of course they are not brutality honest about ... have that in the back of my mind. I will however give Avonex a try as I know it is for the best. I day a week is...
    ... most part and went up to my thighs. UGH! I know Avonex is scary, but it might be totally worth it for you...
    ... pay for it. I'm paying a lot of money monthly for Avonex and other meds I'm on already. I'm wondering if I ... gives me some hope! By the way, I'm recovering from an Avonex injection night. I woke up with a terrible headache ... stay up late too. Do you know when you'll be starting Avonex ? They'll send a nurse to your house to show you how...
    ... unless I really need it. I have yet to hear about the Avonex , they are susposed to call me this week with a date ... and weigh the options...there is no cure for MS... Avonex is not a guarantee against relaspe...etc., etc,.....
    ... totally understand why you're scared of trying the Avonex . Remember that there is also Rebif and Betaseron!...
    ... 2 percent of patients. I' am still considering the Avonex , (still waiting for them to send it to me) but I have...
    ... and see" modes, and so far so good. I did try the Avonex , but recemtly discontinued that one as well. I am ... reluctant to say more about the Avonex , because honesly Shelly, all of these meds are different...
    ... normally do not get any bad reactions. I will give the Avonex a try and if that does not work I will probaly end ... would really appreciate it if you could share your avonex expercience with me...good and bad. Hope all is well...
    ... Hi Shelly! If you ever have any questions about Avonex , let me know! You know I'll be completely honest....
    ... frequency interferon and proven to be more effective than avonex in clinical trials. side effect profile is better...
    ... Hi Shelly, As far as the Avonex goes, well, as I said earlier, I am leary to comment ... awake at night. I finally got on the full dose of the Avonex six weeks after the first shot, although the temp ... the way I was feeling. I ended up discontinuing the avonex , despite the fact that my eyesight was still blurry ... said before, you should at the very least try the Avonex , give it a fair shake, then decide from there. This...
    ... effects. I may elect to give it another try if the avonex does not pan out....
    ... where me writing your response. :) I will give the avonex a try...I have nothing to lose in doing so. I hope...
    ... feeling better!!! That is wonderful! I should have the avonex next week...still going through the set-up process...
    ... Thankfully, we all have the right to change our minds! The Avonex is working well for me now, but if it doesn't, I'll ... I'll stop. I'm wishing you well, SHelly, with the Avonex . Those first few weeks were really rough for me. ...
    ... effects. I may elect to give it another try if the avonex does not pan out. Hi Shelly- If you try Rebif again...
    ... you where me writing your response. I will give the avonex a try...I have nothing to lose in doing so. I hope...
    ... wonderful and I thank-you. I should be all set with the avonex by next week. I' am waitin on the nurse to give me...
    ... huge deal, and I can't wait! Good luck with the Avonex , and let us know when you start and how it goes! We ... 'll be here for you no matter what. Give Avonex a shot, and if you can't stand it, you can always...

  62. Betaserone vs. Fingolomid (?)
    ... oldest and tried but true drugs, however both Rebif and Avonex were brought out to be more aggressive and have better ... you is that you pull up the different drugs- Rebif, Avonex , and Betaseron and Copaxone- print out everything ... is injected every other day and its a huge needle- Avonex is once a week and its a smaller needle- REbif is ... three on your body when it comes to Interferons and Avonex is exactly the same drug as Rebif, sometimes given ... beginning because it is administered differently ( avonex goes into the muscle, rebif into the subcutaneous ... layer of the skin) and Avonex users usally find that its easier to start on Avonex...

  63. Confused about drug choices...
    ... nuero wants to go on Tysbri (his first choice) or Avonex . I'm researching them both - but my head is spinning...

  64. elevated liver enzymes
    ... the enzymes are still elevated consider to change to Avonex . The other one said continue as before and have...
    ... showing new lesions, why they would switch you to Avonex . As I understand it, this would essentially be tantamount ... learn if it ever makes sense to switch from Rebif to Avonex if there is new disease activity. (I do get why this...
    ... doctor what is the point of changing from Rebif to Avonex , she said something like Avonex is done intravenous ... I think if my enzymes don't come down I will try Avonex . My plans are to stabilize the progression of...
    ... Bearygood is right to question it. First of all, Avonex and Rebif are the same exact drug...taking only the ... taking, is almost exactly the same amount of drug that Avonex will give you. Avonex is NOT intervenous, but it IS...
    ... solution to new lesions could be to go from Rebif to Avonex . I do get it if it was only the liver enzymes that ... better when they've switched to that from Rebif or Avonex . FYI, there was an interesting article recently about...
    ... type deal- when you first start on Interferons, be it Avonex , Rebif or Betaseron, this can happen and its not abnormal...

  65. Avonex
    ... Hi Stephanie. I've been on Avonex on/off for almost 8 yrs now. I used to get really ... they were so bad i actually stopped my meds. I am on Avonex again. This time around i take 1x tablet of Aleve ... eybrow too. I know others on this board that take avonex so they might have answers you need. If not yes speak ... to yr Neuro or even call the Avonex hotline and speak to a nurse. My MS joke on a wednesday...
    ... Hi Stephanie! I left Avonex after about 2 years because I felt like I had the ... months after I switched meds I could just think about Avonex and I would feel the dreadful symptoms. Good luck...
    ... Hello. I'm on Month 8 or 9 of Avonex . I just had my first not bad day last week. I felt ... definitely look into switching drugs. I know how bad Avonex can make you feel, and I don't know how I made it...
    ... I've been taking Avonex for two years. First time was dreadful. Second was ... thing is that I've never had a rough time with the Avonex during the winter. I've also never had a relapse during ... the winter. I've noticed that symptoms & bad Avonex weeks tend to be when it's really hot/humid out. Don ... this??? I've started turing my a/c up really hi on Avonex days and so far that's helping....
    ... your injections?? I also found the first time i was Avonex i just used plain paracetamol, which obviously wasn...
    ... I'm not Avonex and still after 2 years I have the flu like symptoms...
    ... hmmmm makes you think?? How about depression from Avonex , anybody have that problem? I take my shot on...

  66. A newbe MS needing friends
    ... Beta and will help share your stories....Rebif and Avonex are not much different- so we, too, know what you...


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