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Pain Management board

  1. My PM told me I violated their policy
    ... total control over all my meds.They even questioned my rebif an injectable med that hopefully will slow down the...
    ... total control over all my meds.They even questioned my rebif an injectable med that hopefully will slow down the...

Arachnoiditis board

  1. Msnik
    ... s on a tesla 3 machine.We get to see how well the rebif is working. Nenu, HEAT is a killer,it...

  2. Hoping someone can help
    ... methadone for pain and provigil for chronic fatigue. Rebif injections for the Multiple Sclerosis. Do I have...

Bell's Palsy board

  1. recently diagnosed
    ... paralyzed AND in extreme pain? I am currently taking Rebif I am only on week 8 of my titration schedule though...
    ... It means Disease Modifying Drugs, which are Avonex, Rebif , Betaseron, and Copaxone--all injections, and all...
    ... clearing that up for me by the way :)) I am on the Rebif . I don't mind it so far but we will see. I get my...
    ... wonderful place to learn and ask questions. I am also on Rebif started 8 weeks ago. Remember that you are not alone...
    ... support as I can as well. :) I am on week 8 of my rebif as well. How is it going for you?...
    ... my medicine, but can you please tell me more about Rebif ? :)...
    ... Hi Again Smashly.. Like you, Im on Rebif , and for LC33- Rebif is a 3 time a week shot, into...
    ... them... DMDs in other words, but CRABs - Copaxone, Rebif , Avonex, Betaseron), each has a different price tag...
    ... Hi Again! You asked how I was doing on Rebif , its been really good. I had problems with Vertigo...
    ... you feel guilty about it? Momma, sounds like the Rebif is about the same for you as it is for me too. I don ... work every month, the intervenus steroids, and the Rebif . Talk to you later everyone. Have a great day!...
    ... Personally, I think she made the right choice with Rebif ..its aggressive, its strong, the needle is the smallest ... months) arent showing any new lesions- so overall, Rebif is working great for me...as for the positive attitude ... you are joining in with us..its nice to have another Rebif 'er on here! Hugs Nikki...

  2. Is it important to start treatment early?
    ... important to start on disease modifying drugs (like Rebif or Avonex or Copaxone) as soon as possible, in order ... 5 years...as soon as I was diagnosed, I started on Rebif within the month...Ive never felt better. But, again...

Brain & Nervous System Disorders board

  1. Chiari -ACM (anyone)
    ... I said beer instead of beers. I'm wondering if the rebif hasn't got something to do with it, I've got 5 doses...
    ... the neuro. After tonight I have 4 more injections of rebif and I've desided not to refill it. I'm not going to...
    ... are back. The eyes are worst now, then before the rebif . The last evoke potential last week they couldn't...
    ... then the second neoro, the one the that started me on rebif . I know what it did to the liver I'm left wondering ... if rebif had anything to do with the kidneys. Glad your...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. Just diagnosed and don't know where to start
    ... that I don't even feel the needle. I may switch to Rebif soon. I also had a first MRI with two lesions...

  2. No longer a Dilemma
    ... have narrowed my choices to Betaserone, Copaxone and Rebif . That is if I don't opt for the trial for Campath ... vs. Rebif . So many choices. Time to start studying the options...

  3. New and have a couple of Questions?
    ... discussed putting you on a disease modifying drug such as Rebif , Copaxone or Avonex? If so, you might want to consider ... further progression and symtoms - for me, starting on Rebif gave me back control over my disease and my life....

  4. Copaxone: allergic, or, normal reaction?
    ... like me, cannot tolerate this drug. I was switched to Rebif and have never had a single side effect except for ... might want to consider talking about switching. ... Rebif has been really good to me, and there are no lumps...

  5. Buzzing
    ... .not me, but some. I did find that when I got on Rebif , most of my buzzing sensations seemed to stop- however...

  6. Copaxone allergic reaction?
    ... Copaxone for almost a year now. I was previously on Rebif and was getting injection reactions and pain so horrible...

  7. MRI Results
    ... just got my MRI results. It is almost a year I am on Rebif 22. Six months the MRI showed multiple lesions in ... the results, but not extremely happy. I know that Rebif ( and all drugs) is not promising no lesions at all ... but I heard many many cases, who after 6 months on Rebif are very stable with no new lesions. Is it just me...
    ... for 1 yr, more new active lesions, now im on one yr rebif , going for my follow up mri at the end of the month ... developing, in my case avonex, and i believe that rebif are not doing the purpose, the ms specailist agreed...

  8. Avonex or Rebif??
    ... to re-write, but Ill try to remember everything. Rebif and Avonex are the exact same drug. Avonex came out ... felt that they needed another shot- like a fix....so, Rebif was brought out. Its into the skin, NOT the muscle ... the beginning and its been documented that people on Rebif seem to get thru them faster then the people on Avonex ... frequently. I wont lie to you, the first 5 months on Rebif were not good for me, however Ive never been healthier ... then I am now, with 2+ years of Rebif under my belt!! The people who post here starting ... day after shot day. I can honeslty say although the rebif side effects werent fun- I never missed a day of work ... hours at a time. In between shots, i was 100%. Rebif , the needle is the smallest on the market, and also ... several studies which you can locate by reading up on Rebif ... what more can I say? I love Rebif....havent ... rogression is worth it! let me know if you have any other Rebif questions!~ Nikki...
    ... surprised the neurologist limited you to Avonex or Rebif . There is another option in Copaxone (there's also...
    ... you need more med, more frequently then he goes to rebif . He leaves rebif as the second option. He also stated ... that some folks develop an allergic reaction to Rebif after 1-2 years of usage (it's more med than Avonex ... drug is a fine choice. Avonex has worked for me. Rebif has worked great for others. The biggest obstacle...
    ... come out to you. I assume its the same for Avonex and Rebif ....
    ... Hi Chris, I've been on Rebif for 6 months now. Haven't really had any side effects...
    ... I have been on Rebif for two months. I started out at a very small dose...
    ... ve been on both of these drugs. I'm currently on Rebif . I miss the convenience and lack of bruising with ... Avonex, however, I have no flu-like symptoms with the Rebif and only noticed that I POSSIBLY had a fever in my ... ). In my case, the only troublesome effects with Rebif are the bruises and "stains" from the injections. ... started having trouble again so this time I got on Rebif . I REALLY dislike the sub-Q shots, but since my nurse...
    ... make a decision, but I think I am leaning towards Rebif , mainly due to the needle size... I almost passed ... nerve pain and muscle spasms while on a treatment like Rebif or Avonex? Im sure this is something I should ask...
    ... HI Chris, just to answer your question, Rebif has virtually NO drug contraindications...meaning ... intervenously for 3 days all the while, doing my shots of Rebif . NOT a problem!!!! Hope this makes you feel better...
    ... stop them even if I did start using something like Rebif . Knowing that I can take them if I need them while...
    ... what you are taking, IM willing to bet after being on Rebif for a few weeks, youll stop taking them. For some ... reason which no one can explain, Rebif seems to help with the spasms that cause the pain ... the drug...anyway, it cant hurt to try it. I love Rebif ...I really do. hugs Nikki...

  9. New MRI?
    ... lesions, which do not seem to be appearing! (yeah Rebif !). Many docs in my part of the country feel that...
    ... Glamour Girl, I am take 1800mg Neurontin, 44mcg Rebif , 40mg Paxil, and 10mg Abilify. The problems I am...

  10. One year on Copaxone , cost of medication
    ... having such severe site reactions. I recently got on Rebif , but it was a long break with no meds at all (due ... to $$! and). I found that the Rebif is so much easier to manage-- 3x week instead of every ... Anyway. Just my 2 cents -- Done both and like the Rebif better. BUT. When I took Copaxone I was on their...
    ... conciousness and was taken off it. 6 weeks later, I started Rebif . I LOVE IT and have been on it 2+ years now. That...

  11. Having MS on Rebif can I have a baby?
    ... defects without any corresponding benefit to use.) Rebif is listed as a Category C pregnancy risk. Rebif was ... tested in animals. We know that Rebif does not cause birth defects in monkeys at doses many ... times those given to humans. However, Rebif can cause spontaneous abortion in monkeys. We do have ... women became pregnant during the research studies of Rebif . On average the women took Rebif for the first five ... other case reports, many experts recommend stopping Rebif during pregnancy. Although there is an increased risk ... of problems in children born to mothers who were on Rebif therapy at the time of pregnancy." I hope the data...
    ... OFF my injections for a couple of months. I Believe Rebif is the same drug as Avonex only stronger. So i would...
    ... since I have been diagnosed and almost a year I am on Rebif . I want very much to have a baby as well, since I ... neurologists on the matter and they advised me to stay on rebif for 1.5 years, then stop it and get pregnant after...
    ... that under no circumstances should I get pregnant on Rebif and should be off it for at least 6 months before ... ....please check with Serano, the manufacturer of Rebif ...or at the very least, call MS lifelines....
    ... being on medications during pregnancy. I would start Rebif again right after delivery. You may have to forego...

  12. Itching sign of liver problems
    ... Hello All I started on Rebif 3 months ago and am due to go for my review and blood ... mind working overtime i was worried that perhaps the Rebif was affecting my liver? Has anyone experienced liver ... problems on Rebif and is itching an indicator? Apart from itching driving...
    ... Hi there. I have been on Rebif for over a year now. I do have to get my liver tested...

  13. Dilemma
    ... Hello Mitch my friend. As you well know, Im on Rebif , not exactly med free, but I do have some words of ... Im in that group. Too afraid to go Med Free, since Rebif obviously agrees with me. HOWEVER you also know we ... residual problems which might acompany it. As a Rebif fan, I can honestly say that in the 2 years Ive been ... out of the ordinary is a plus. Do I attribute it to Rebif ? Yes, in my case, I do...I had over 50 lesions when ... Interferon..but you arleady know what that is all about. Rebif is actually much easier to adjust to then Avonex ... do not. Im too happy with the results of being on Rebif to risk it... your in my thoughts my friend..and...
    ... time) and like you I hate the shots but because of REBIF I have been kept out of a wheel chair and still able...
    ... considering this time?" It was the one comparing Campath to Rebif . As far as the CombiRx study goes I was never told...

  14. Diagnosis Confirmed Yesterday- Questions about Copaxone
    ... drugs works better than another. Eveeryone's hot on Rebif because it's the newest, and coolr towards Copaxone...
    ... I stopped breathing. After a few weeks, I started Rebif ....although the side effects were horrible at first ... then it is YOUR choice to take the chance. For me, Rebif has been a miracle drug. I would never take another...
    ... I quit that in less than 6 months... Now I'm on Rebif (only 3X week) and tried the ice/heat thing but that ... year and a half... I think I'm going to stay with Rebif . (My doc says there seems to be a three-pronged strategy ... for MS -- Rebif , Vitamin D3, and Excerise. It's working for me.)...

  15. Restless Legs / Avonex
    ... This is actually NOT a symtom of Avonex or Rebif ....ive also inquired about it, as I have had a very ... similar experience on shot nights. My doc, and the Rebif people have told me it is coincidental that the shots...
    ... .only when absolutely necessary and since i am on Rebif , I do my shots 3 times a week. I find that on the...

  16. what is in ribiff?
    ... Rebif is one of several Disease Modifying Drugs for MS. ... This URL will give you more information about Rebif and it's side affects: ttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplu...
    ... and usually one Aleve will do the trick. I take my Rebif before bed to sleep through most of the side effects...
    ... Ive been on Rebif for 2+ years now and only had side effects for the ... sleep thru the worst of it, however the BENEFITS of Rebif to me have far outweighed the initial side effects ... . Im doing terrific on Rebif ! Hope you get the info you need, if not, please ask...

  17. What would you go through for Tysabri?
    ... I have an option to switch from Rebif to Tysabri and I am having a hard time with the decision ... would be covered by insurance) Right now I'm on Rebif , and even though I hate it, I am thinking I might...
    ... What is it about the Rebif you hate? Is thier a medical reason for switching ... ? How long have you been on the Rebif ? Sorry so many questions but they are important to...
    ... Been on Rebif almost 5 years. The insomnia and fatigue the day...
    ... I kind of have to agree with Kris, having been on Rebif over 2 years now...but, I do wonder, what qualifies...
    ... makes it easier for me to lean towards sticking with Rebif . In reading Natatude's rely (and MSGeorges posts...

  18. changing meds...
    ... unhappy with some side-effects I am experiencing on rebif . He is changing me to Copaxone. Anyone switch meds...
    ... I changed meds FROM copaxone to Rebif ...for reasons of definate allergic reaction to the ... be off Copaxone for almost 6 weeks before starting Rebif ...has your doctor said anything similar to you about...

  19. New To All Of This - Diagnosed (kinda) And On IV Solumedrol All In One Day
    ... have had it for just over 2 years and have beeen on Rebif , one of the shots for just as long. I love the drug...

  20. do I have to MRI every year because of MS?
    ... a year because they are first, making sure that my Rebif is working..and second, I developed some Black Holes...

  21. Avonex.. Injector
    ... the confusion comes in - it does not work like the rebif auto-injector. It is not a device where you just press ... But I wouldn't buy it if you're looking for a true rebif -style auto-injector, because the Avonex one just isn...

  22. Do you ever forget you have a thing called MS?
    ... But you asked me how things changed after starting Rebif . In the beginning of starting any Interferon, I think ... it at a redlight. But the best part about being on Rebif is that for me, it has done what its supposed to do...
    ... missing I have replaced them with better things. Rebif and the inconvenience of having to give the shots ... year to get me on all the right meds to go with the Rebif , but after that I have been more comfortable. I believe ... the most important other than the rebif is the low dose (4.5mg) of Naltrexone I am on. I...

  23. Rebif Problems
    ... I have no knowledge of Rebif , but have you tried calling your neurologist, the ... Rebif assistance program or pharmacy to see if these are...
    ... The commonly referred to 'pre-med' I hear with Rebif is Aleve. Have you asked about this instead of the...
    ... HI there. Nenu is right, Tylenol does nothing for Rebif preinjection. Aleve, is a different kind of medicine...
    ...
    ... and thus the medication easily is absorbed...since Rebif is sub-cutaneous, you want it to go easily...however...
    ... Everyone's advice has been great. I was on Rebif for about 3 months, and HATED the flu-like side effects...
    ... almost everyone the first time you get bloodwork on Rebif ...if you do not have any other health problems which ... are of immediate concern, they usually keep you on Rebif for another month or two and check them again. 99 ... Copaxone. My own liver enzymes spiked like crazy on Rebif the first time around and were perfectly normal the...
    ... Nikki, How has life improved after starting Rebif ? Are you able to forget you have this thing called...

  24. Dealing With New Nerve Damage
    ... bother keeping myself on them? Ive stopped all but my Rebif , and thats probably next. I cant afford it, and it...

  25. late-onset MS
    ... vertigo. Had it for about 5 years. I have been on Rebif since May and seem to be doing much better. Take...
    ... you proved my point, I think. Because you are on Rebif , I can only assume you were dx with Relapsing /Remitting ... better since May doesnt surprise me either. I love Rebif ! I feel 100x better since being on it, myself. Im...

  26. Walking down that MS Road
    ... and started treating me with steroids first and then REBIF for the past two and a half years. I have been...
    ... but he wanted to treat me for my MS and see how the Rebif helped me, but he was so busy it was hard to get a...

  27. MS Specialist in October...
    ... I'm still having lots of site reactions with this Rebif he got me on. I had massive flu-like symptoms on ... I just beg to be taken off the shots? He tells me Rebif is working on an oral drug to be available next year...
    ... Hi Lisa. Sorry your feeling so crappy. As for your Rebif reaction sites, cant help you there. Im sure someone ... thats on Rebif will jump on here. I take Avonex. My flu like sx have...
    ... Hi Lisa. I am on Rebif , can I help? What exactly are you experiencing as ... or 18th shot. I can honestly tell you that I love Rebif - and have absolutely NO reactions at all...but I did ... hold your breathe waiting for it to be released. Give Rebif another month- Ill bet it gets better for you. As...
    ... reply.. Lisa, Nikki is the star when it comes to Rebif .. Top chick. :)...
    ... Liza, I have been on rebif for over two years now and at first I had the same ... be giving myself shots three times a week, but but Rebif has done for me is remarkable. Along with secondary ... progressive MS I have a genetic heart disease, but it was rebif that has kept me walking. Before starting treatment ... had MS I started with a steriod treatment then on rebif . I will never get rid on my brace and ungly shoes ... because of my right foot drop, but it was because of Rebif that my walking got better and slowed down the rest...
    ... post. I must say, you and I are probably the biggest Rebif fans to date who post here! I started a thread ealier ... orginally asked me the question. Ive now been on Rebif 2 years as well...can say that it took me about 3...

  28. MS Drugs
    ... reluctant to start any medication. Also, she does not like Rebif because of problems associated with the injection...
    ... site reactions you want to avoid, Avonex is good, but Rebif wouldn't be bad either, since it's only three times...
    ... definately allergic to it. 8 weeks later, I was put on Rebif ....Rebif and Avonex so you know are the exact same ... drug, however Rebif is stronger, given 3 times a week subcutaneously, ... opposed to into the muscle, like Avonex... I love Rebif . Although all Interferons are hard to get used to ... warn you about the flu like symtoms, I honestly think Rebif is easier to get used to then Avonex....everyone I ... Avonex has suffered 5-7 months with side effects, Rebif is more like 3-5 months, but the side effects only ... of their lives while adjusting to it. I started Rebif exactly 2 years ago, have had nothing but good things ... graduated Summa Cum Laude and got a promotion at work! Rebif was good to me. In the past 2 years, Ive had 4 MRIs ... thought for sure that they were going to take me off Rebif , too, but much to my surprise, they left me on it ... relapse was from previous activiity not NEW activity. Rebif increased my energy level- Rebif has kept me from ... back of your arms. i will say im a huge fan of Rebif . Hope that helps. nikki...
    ... * My new MS Specialist guy convinced me to try Rebif . It's been about 4 months. I'm developing a bit...

  29. Tysabri
    ... your situation! I do want to ask though, why not Rebif before Avonex? Although they are the same drug, Rebif...
    ... feel strongly about keeping it under control. For me, Rebif works...but if you think Tysabri is the next step ... afraid too, but it wouldnt stop me from trying it if Rebif ever stops working for me. Hopefully George will...

  30. Do these sound MS related... PLEASE HELP!
    ... modifying drugs, known as DMDs (avonex, copaxone, rebif and betaseron) which if you choose to start, help ... Many of us will never progress at all! I do take Rebif , and for 2 years now...my MRIs have been good, nothing...
    ... go that route. I was ready to, but when I started Rebif i found that I was getting more energy, so I never...
    ... hydrated all the time because its important for my Rebif shots....drinking this much also helps to flush out...

  31. MS Induced Psychosis
    ... I am currently on Neurontin and Xanax. I start Rebif tomorrow. I believe it all started around the time...
    ... Best of luck to you with starting Rebif !! If you need any support or have any questions, shout...
    ... said it may be causing more harm than good. My Rebif should be arriving today. A nurse from MS Lifelines...
    ... QUOTE=MSNik;3720941]Best of luck to you with starting Rebif !! If you need any support or have any questions, shout...
    ... here -- I've seen it with others. Good luck with Rebif !...
    ... Thanks Bearygood, if I have any trouble with the Rebif this would be the first place I would post. I do...
    ... I have been on Rebif for over two years now and have had no problems with ... it, in fact it was because of the Rebif that I am not in a wheel chair. I have been on Neurton...

  32. Provigil
    ... while taking this? I hate taking more drugs (just on Rebif right now, but still), but I would like to be awake...

  33. how long have you been living with MS ?
    ... fatigue, but other things as well. I am starting Rebif next week and hoping I tolerate it well. I have...

  34. i need advice
    ... again today and he suggested for the 3rd time to start Rebif .. so hopefully im starting Rebif next week.. my ... is there also a big difference between avonex and rebif ?? i hate needles, thinking i have to go through this...
    ... Rena, first off welcome. AFAIK Rebif and Avonex are the same drug, Interferon-beta-1a, ... techniques. Avonex is injected intra-muscularly 1x a week, Rebif is injected sub-cutaneously 3x a week. The needle ... I am on Neurontin, and I will/should be starting Rebif this week. I still feel the same :) There will be...
    ... everything here but did want to add, although Avonex and Rebif are the same interferon, Rebif is stronger....Ive ... time I choose not to do them and recovered on my own. Rebif , by the way, was brought out to be given more regularly ... point to all this is to let you know that being on Rebif may not immediately stop your problems...it takes ... will start to feel betttr, but be warned, starting Rebif is not easy...its a roller coaster, you have to be...
    ... hasn't worked for you. that what I'm on. Hopefully Rebif will be the one to agree with you. I remember when...

  35. Trying to figure it out
    ... beta 1-a or 1-b treatment. So, since i had been on Rebif for 2 years i did not qualify. I must confess that...

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

  37. Your experiences?
    ... of Neurontin (which is a low dose) and will begin Rebif next week. I am a little discouraged since none...
    ... once you start taking control of your disease, with Rebif - youll feel better, I know I did. Since you are starting ... Rebif we can tell you that your MS is relapsing/remitting ... help..its not a good thing to be dependent on. Rebif , on the other hand, will NOT help the orignal problems ... not had a relapse or new activity either...I love Rebif ! When you start it, youll have lots of questions ... yourself...you are doing all the right things, and Rebif will make a difference in a few months. Hugs Nikki...
    ... still say R/R MS, because Rebif is not approved for any other form of MS and if your...

  38. Avonex advice please...
    ... answered you as of yet, I figured Id try to help. Im on Rebif , which is the exact same drug as Avonex...and the ... far as how long it takes to get used to it....with Rebif , into month 4, the side effects stopped completetly...
    ... used to be as dependent as you guys on Aleve with my Rebif ...and it DID Work, which is why I passed it on to ... forgot it...and found out I didnt need it anymore. Rebif must be slightly easier to adjust to, maybe because ... time frame is more like 6-8 months, as opposed to Rebif , which is 3-5. As long as its working for you...

  39. no ms symtoms but demyelination
    ... with them. Drugs havent helped, although starting Rebif 2 years ago has helped with many other things....Im...

  40. First exacerbation - wierd symptoms?
    ... built up in your system. I have had much success on Rebif . Just wondering. Im glad that the Neurontin is helping...

  41. MRI and MS Drug experiences ?
    ... been dxed have positive MRIs. The CRABs (Copaxone, Rebif , Avonex and Betaseron) are immunomodulators, not suppressan...
    ... information that Bearygood gave you.. The CRABS - only Rebif , Avonex and Betaseron are Interferons....and Copaxone ... they regret it. As far as being on a drug. Im on Rebif . LOVE IT. In two years have had no real new problems ... the beginning which can make you feel awful, however Rebif seems to have the least side effects of the Interferons...

  42. MS drugs
    ... people have responded very well to the CRABs (Copaxone, Rebif , Avonex, Betaseron). Best get clarification! One...
    ... Id really like to know where that info came from. Rebif claims that it shows up to 85% LESS MRI ACTIVITY reductions ... between if we thought the odds were that low. With Rebif , the reduction of lesions also applies to relapses...

  43. to trial or not to trial (with apology's to Shakespeare)
    ... take part in a trial that will compare Campath with Rebif . You receive one or the other. Campath is administered...
    ... trial. I'm not knowledgeable in regards to Campath, or Rebif for that matter (I'm a Copaxone girl!), however if...
    ... you start the study. So, you may end up with the Rebif , anyway. On an unrelated note, (and if you don't...
    ... go wrong...but on the other hand, i happen to like Rebif ! Hey, your getting married? THATS HUGE! I know...

  44. Avonex Update
    ... this is interesting. I swore when I first started Rebif that I also got a burst of energy! No one believed ... again, headed to work...now, thats something to see. Rebif has become like brushing my teeth, I can pretty much...
    ... all, either Canada or USA... Sorry guys- switch to Rebif ! I have three of them in my closet! (kidding!) Shelly...

  45. Which Drug to Choose?
    ... Mike. Ill put in my two cents too. Im a huge fan of Rebif . The needle is WAY smaller then Betaserons needle ... out up to 30 days. I travel with my job, too- and Rebif only needs to be injected 3 days a week, less then ... of grapefruits on my legs. As soon as I switched to Rebif , (within 2 weeks of my dx) I stopped relapsing, have ... but welcome to our world. And, if you have any other Rebif questions, shout out,. Ill be happy to answer them...
    ... find them by looking them up with relationship to Rebif . Both studies showed that Rebif was more apt to reduce ... through MSLifelines,which is the company who sponsors Rebif . As a marketing person myself, there is alot of ... are the only two studies I have found which compare Rebif , Avonex and Betaseron..and they were independent studies ... not one new lesion, no relapses since month 5 of Rebif ....I did have one in the beginning, which scared me ... because by the time I was dx I had over 50 lesions. Rebif is keeping it that way and in fact reducing some of ... good. I am not in anyway trying to sell you on Rebif , although many who read this post will think so.. ... the way, I dont know if you are aware of this but Rebif and Avonex are exactly the same drug. Rebif was brought ... dropping. In order to circumvent that, they brought out Rebif . By giving it 3 times a week, it keeps the blood levels ... keeping everything at home in a lock box in the fridge? Rebif is easy and it works for me..but it might or might...
    ... There are also differences in the way Copaxone and Rebif work. You might find it interesting to read up or...
    ... like, from the schedule that you mentioned, that with Rebif the injections don't have to be precisely spaced in ... pretty good advantage. I did know that Avonex and Rebif are the same medication. In fact, I was speaking...
    ... the largest University Hospitals in my area (NY-NJ). Rebif , has always been 30 days. I travel frequently.. ... and as you said, camping- doing outdoors things... Rebif sends you this cool little travel thingy which holds ... drugs). One is to hit it heavy ...that would mean Rebif ..its the strongest medicine available...the other ... are a natural brain foundation), he went right for Rebif . So you have more information then you know what ... to do with right now! Im here if you have anymore Rebif questions...Its great to have you on board with us...
    ... from what's already been said (though i've been on rebif since last november & have been feeling great), but ... concern about disposing of needles when travelling. The rebif nurse showed me a really cool needlecutter when she...
    ... mention to you- and again, not to sell you on it, but Rebif is offering a try it for FREE for a year program right ... and then i was in the hospital! When I switched to Rebif , I started working out slowly, as my body was totally ... and still work out 20 minutes later. Like I said, rebif has never failed me, not once. One month after starting ... Rebif , I was traveling for work for 5 days, had to learn ... problem with the whole thing. I also wanted you to know, Rebif is prescribed in a titration pack. The first 2 weeks...
    ... MS DOES NOT control ME), go for either Copaxone or Rebif . Rebif is still stronger, but Copaxone is a good drug ... you are going to be that aggressive, go right for Rebif . This is assuming you have really ruled out Betaseron...
    ... will happen to anyone else....and I happen to love Rebif because of all the reasons youve heard millions of...
    ... one Nenu cited in which you inferred that you chose Rebif from the very start and this is the only drug you ... the record, I think your positive experience with Rebif is an asset to this board for people who are interested...
    ... it didn't look like you were too thrilled with the Rebif when you first started. Did it get a lot better for...
    ... Mike, I have been on Rebif for about 11 weeks now. For the first few weeks the ... debilitating. I'm thankful my doctor just prescribed the Rebif right away and I didn't know I had choices it must...
    ... true, and I DID tell you that the first 3-4 months of Rebif were horrible. I did tell you that I had the same...
    ... something and see what happens. I'm glad that the Rebif is working out so well for you. Take care....
    ... there are many posts by you that seem to indicate that Rebif has been your first and only drug. I hope this better...
    ... lack of a better word) with a drug, be it Copaxone or Rebif , is highly pertinent. I'd have preferred you had been...
    ... scared the heck out of me. However, he is leaving me on Rebif becaues he is 99% sure that the reason I have these...

  46. Avonex headaches
    ... shouldn't affect your stomach too much. I've been taking Rebif for two months now and know what you mean. I never...

  47. Latest MRI...Questions?
    ... the Avonex is working or should I consider going to Rebif . I really didn't want to go with the strongest available...

  48. update and a question
    ... and nothing showing up on contrast...we spoke about Rebif , he thinks it is the best drug in the world for me ... on the subject. Other than that, another year of Rebif is in my future...we have graduated now to only having...
    ... prevent them then why are you getting them? Is the rebif not working as well as another DMD could or will it...
    ... April. I just read an article which also talks about Rebif , and interferons in general, which help to prevent ... it may be that its because of this....nevertheless, Rebif is doing what it is supposed to do. Preventing new ... grateful that its working. Being that Ive been on Rebif 2 years this month, and that the first 6 months dont...
    ... we have to look at the whole picture. Ive been on Rebif 2 years this month. The first 6 months dont really ... it is just building up in your blood stream. Before Rebif , I was averaging Optical Neuritis twice a year, and ... 2 additional relapses...since month 6 of Rebif , not one new symtom or relapse- nothing new has formed ... lesions...the good news is that when I started, pre- Rebif , so many of them were lit up with the contrast, now ... new lesions or clusters to be seen...meaning, the Rebif is working. I have called my Neuro since first...
    ... about and also prevent black holes. I know you love Rebif but NONE of these drugs are guaranteed miracles. ... Were these axons on their way out before you started Rebif ? I sure don't know the answer to that and maybe that...
    ... have one question for you; there is NOTHING on the Rebif advertising material, or the Avonex that I can find...
    ... about and also prevent black holes. I know you love Rebif but NONE of these drugs are guaranteed miracles. ... Were these axons on their way out before you started Rebif ? I sure don't know the answer to that and maybe that...
    ... have one question for you; there is NOTHING on the Rebif advertising material, or the Avonex that I can find...
    ... have one question for you; there is NOTHING on the Rebif advertising material, or the Avonex that I can find ... axonal damage. No one is saying that this means the Rebif is not working for you; we simply suggested that this...
    ... also agree that knowing what I do know about what rebif is supposed to be doing for me, its definately keeping ... enough for me to show that its working. Prior to taking Rebif , I was a mess! My onset of symtoms and initial dx ... the doctor had to say in reference to whether or not Rebif was working, but can I tell you that he is THRILLED ... anything anyone could have done to prevent them. Being on Rebif has honestly helped me. I have more energy, more stamina...
    ... Nikki, I am really very happy Rebif is helping you, never doubt my sincerity in that respect...
    ... the doctor had to say in reference to whether or not Rebif was working, but can I tell you that he is THRILLED...
    ... to MS....I have also gone off about the benefits of Rebif , for me. but, never have I ever thought less of any...
    ... lesions. That is wonderful Woo Hoo :) Glad Rebif is working for you. i know how happy you've been with...

  49. Newly diagnosed and lost
    ... do not have insurance, and wanted to mention that Rebif will help you for a full year with that drug, should...

  50. My 1st Tysabri infusion
    ... using DMDs....I myself, have often said that should Rebif fail me, I would definately consider Tysabri- my thoughts...
    ... in on the phone conference. I do alot of that with Rebif too. Its a great way to learn and compare experiences...

  51. Antibiotics
    ... interesting because in many ways, Interferons, like Rebif and Avonex, actually stimulate the immune system, ... or 5 times by both my Neurologist who prescribes my Rebif and by my GP, who checked with the Neuro first. And...
    ... also said there are NO contraindications with taking Rebif , Avonex or Betaseron and antibiotics- he knew of none ... no patients on Copaxone. While there, I researched Rebif and found that it clearly states that Rebif has very...

  52. traveling with injectable medications???
    ... traveled in and out of the country many times with Rebif . To date, no one has ever stopped me; however, I was ... that you can resuse it in the future! Because my Rebif doesnt have to be refrigerated for under 30 days,...

  53. alternative ms treatments
    ... The ms was in check until Feb. 08 and I had to stop Rebif due to liver probolems. The 3 months I went in between...
    ... long you have been on it, but I am curious. Im on Rebif , can I ask how long you were on that before liver...

  54. New to here...have neck pain after LP
    ... describe, I used to get all the time. once I started Rebif , I found that it got slightly better, although fatigue...

  55. No conclusion so far
    ... you want to go on. The most common MS meds are Rebif , Avonex, Betaseron (all interferons) and Copaxone ... like mine, they feel that doing the strongest drug, Rebif is the best way to fight progression. There are ... side effects are pretty severe for some people. I do Rebif , which is 3 x a week. I do it Tuesday, Thursday and ... Sunday. With Rebif , the side effects last about 6 hours- so doing it ... muscle (Avonex) some are subcutaneous (into the skin- Rebif ); and all of them you need to have blood work done ... everyone within a few months, they dissappear. For me, Rebif is the best thing Ive ever done for myself. I havent ... a pain, but only for awhile, like I said, being on Rebif is the best thing that I could have done for myself...
    ... prescription for 600mg Neurontin and wants me to start on Rebif 3x a week. He told me the shots were extremly expensive...
    ... bit though because there is one type of MS for which Rebif would actually not presecribed (PPMS). In the case ... have financial assistance programs and Nikki said Rebif has an excellent one (free for a year). I'm sure ... jumping in here and she can help you with all things Rebif (if she hasn't already by the time I finish this post...
    ... MS, not Solu-Medrol. Beary is absolutely right that Rebif has a great financial assistance program; that's the...
    ... drugs, blood work and MRis. April mentioned that Im on Rebif , and of course she is right...and yes, Rebif does ... free plan. You can find out more about it by calling Rebif or MSlinelines- they will tell you exactly how to...

  56. Bruise
    ... Arnica solution is perfect for anyone on Betaseron, Rebif or Avonex, but as it was pointed out- should NOT be ... your doctor. Bruising from injecting Avonex or Rebif or Betaseron is sometimes caused by inejcting into...
    ... well, not always, there was one month, in month 2 of Rebif where they were elevated, but they went back down...

  57. Aleve & Alcohol
    ... seems to equal more like two for me! Something about Rebif makes me drunk - faster! But, Aleve will not interfere...

  58. autoinjector trouble?
    ... are you autoinjecting? I use the autoinjector for Rebif and its impossible for that to happen because of the ... way you load it. Are you using it for Rebif ? If you are, you need to call MSLifelines, and get...

  59. Hotflash....Rebif news
    ... results so I know the waitng game too. I read up on rebif last night and it really sounds like a good drug. ... am going to have to get something new. I read where rebif is the same exact drug as avonex but higher dose and...
    ... Wanted to mention to you, Serano, the makers of Rebif has a one year FREE plan. You get all your shots free...

  60. UGGGH, relapse time
    ... strong drug to help you to stop relapsing? Ive been on Rebif now for 2 years. Prior to starting it, I had 3 major ... permanent nerve damage in my hands/fingers....since Rebif , no changes in my health. In fact, today, I went for...
    ... When I am done with the program I am leaning towards rebif after hearing Nikki bragging about it for so long...
    ... us...in the meantime, have you considered Avonex or Rebif ?? There are NO pills available at this time for MS ... time, so that is still something you could consider. Rebif is the strongest of the injectables.. welcome....
    ... situation quite as hard. Avonex is the next stronger and Rebif , stronger still. I just wanted to mention, that Rebif...
    ... was caused by the steroids. Nikki: Thanks for the Rebif info., I will give MSLifelines a call to get more ... information. One question though, is the Rebif injection sub-q or IM? I really had a rough time with...
    ... Hey Neil. Rebif is SUB Q and So easy to give. The needle is half the ... Betaseron Needle, in fact the claim to fame about Rebif is that its the smallest needle on the market. I can ... trips and vacations). The other thing I love about Rebif is it can stay out of the fridge up to 30 days! When ... youd be going thru that...I honestly think people on Rebif get thru the side effects faster than Avonex, probably...
    ... meds for at least a year. I am planning on going on rebif after I am done with the study. I hope all is well...

  61. Has Anyone Heard of Laquinimod?
    ... Unfortunately, I do not qualify as I have been on Rebif , you might have the same problem with having been...
    ... be participating. Anybody who has been on Avonex, Rebif , Tysabri, or Betaseron are excluded from the study...

  62. how long can rebif be out of the fridge?
    ... Hi there. Rebif 's packaging says up to 30 days it can be UNrefrigerated ... out for at least 7 days. Ive traveled, and taken my rebif on planes- and not refrigerated it, kept it in the ... had a single problem. in fact, the longer you leave Rebif at room temperature before you inject it, the easier...
    ... a problem. Nor is 8 days! how long you been on Rebif ? Ive been on it 2 years this fall and truly love it ... but just so you know, MS lifelines, the sponsor of Rebif is wonderful! Day or night, they answer the phone...
    ... Hi Nikki, I actually started on rebif in 1999.. but then went off of it (opted out of medication...
    ... Chellegirl, its WONDERFUL to hear what you said about Rebif , and like you, I am a huge fan of it myself! I have ... absoltuely no complaints about doing rebif . after those first few months of flu-like symtoms ... questions you might have! There arent alot of us doing Rebif here, and its becoming more and more popular these...
    ... never had to try anything else - when I was dx in 98, Rebif was quite new, and I was one of my neurologist first...
    ... jump in anytime..and im like you- very successful on Rebif and one of my Neurologists's success stories! Really...

  63. New...just some questions
    ... can honestly tell you, in the two years Ive been on Rebif , Ive not had any setbacks. what else did you ask...

  64. Knee dyour help
    ... a month, and this doesnt include my copays on my Rebif and other scripts- but its worth it. When I tried...
    ... Cheers for that bit of advice MSNik- I see you are on Rebif like me. Ive nothing but praise for the stuff. Ive...
    ... Hi Gary. Ive been on Rebif almost 2 years already...wow, time flies. I also love...

  65. Saw MS Doc Today
    ... than likely, since you are on Avonex, they'll try Rebif ...which wont bother you at all. The needles are easier...

  66. Looking for people who have dealt with MS 25+ years
    ... drugs probably more than most people, have been on Rebif for 2 years and love it- and have more than 50 lesions ... is not for you, your too stable. Why not consider Rebif ? Do you know anything about it? First of all, its ... complaint with Avonex is missing a day of your life! With Rebif , even in the beginning,when I did get side effects ... (they stopped completely by month 4) my Rebif side effects lasted no more than 6 hours- ever. ... statistic, but if its right, then you should read up on rebif . The progression reduction is signicantly higher. ... So before i start sounding like an ad for Rebif , (im really not but I am an advocate for taking something...
    ... for the side effects to go away. When I started on Rebif , I had flu-like symtoms every shot night for the first ... stil experience from it. 2 years later, Still on Rebif and still hanging in there with no new side effects...
    ... Neuro keeps seeing NO PROGRESSION. I'll be banging Rebif for years to come! The idea that the meds ARENT...
    ... sake of the next generation of MSers that my being on Rebif is paving the way to the next person who asks "can...
    ... drug free will benefit from those of you who are on rebif or any of the other dmd's. I wish you luck and success ... with the rebif . There are just so many variables to this disease...

  67. Oh, these shots!
    ... shot so much that I panic and screw it up. I take Rebif . Last week I fumbled with the needle while loading...
    ... Thanks for listening, guys! By the way, I chose Rebif BECAUSE of the autoinjector. Even during my training ... stopped THAT one. I just couldn't take it anymore! Rebif is better -- red spots, yes; no tender spots, no hard...
    ... Hi Lisa. Being a fellow Rebif -er, let me ask you two questions. How are you prepping ... magazine for a minute) before you try to inject... Rebif does burn- so once you inject, make sure you massage...

  68. How to pay for Avonex?
    ... Welcome to the board. I was dx in March and am on Rebif . I don't have any answers for you about Avonex but...
    ... if you arent totally dedicated to Avonex, look into Rebif . Its EXACTLY the same drug, the big difference being ... smaller needle...the reason Im telling you this, is Rebif has a FIRST YEAR FREE program! For all new patients ... who choose Rebif , they give you a whole years prescription free if ... call MSLifelines, which is the company who sponsors Rebif and talk to them. If you still have your mind made...
    ... is much appreciated! I will definitely look into Rebif . My dr. pretty much left it up to me, which medication...
    ... corine, im glad to help. I really like Rebif to be honest, not that its any better or worse than...
    ... MSNik;3660511]corine, im glad to help. I really like Rebif to be honest, not that its any better or worse than...
    ... lumps just got to be too much for me) and now I'm on Rebif . I like the Rebif because any flu-like symptoms I...

  69. Copaxone & Hives or Bad Reactions
    ... worry about the same type of reaction from Avonex or Rebif or Betaseron- Interferons are naturally found in the...
    ... Hi, I took Rebif for a stretch and could not tolerate the "Hated flu ... doc.. will want to try Avonex. The flu symptoms of Rebif would be GREAT in comparison to what happened to me...
    ... often. Typical man. As for the Avonex- yup, same as Rebif , the side effects stink for awhile there, but they ... get thru those first few months! Truthfully, I think Rebif is easier to get used to, because you are doing it...
    ... guaranteed? It has been quite awhile since I reasearched rebif and avonex. I really thought copaxone would be the...
    ... Hi Nikki, The same as I asked GGirl....is rebif handled better if taken at night before bed? Are the...
    ... about it- I wouldnt go that route yet. As far as Rebif goes...let me tell you that I do mine right before...
    ... hear youll be trying Avonex...its the same drug as Rebif and April is more experienced with the details of ... into the muscle instead of 3 times a week subQ as rebif is...Rebif is also stronger, so if this works for...
    ... of trying the Avonex. Remember that there is also Rebif and Betaseron! Thank goodness we have a few options...
    ... you tried it. I have heard some good things about Rebif . Have you looked into that? Good luck Shelly, I...
    ... if that does not work I will probaly end up trying rebif . I tried that for a short stretch years ago and it...
    ... it's once a week. And if you decide you want to try Rebif in the future (I might too) MSNik (Nikki) is a good...
    ... hi- why not ask for rebif ? it is the high dose, high frequency interferon and...
    ... Hi Tori, I took rebif a few years back and had nasty side effects. I may...
    ... [QUOTE=Shelly7630;3686225]Hi Tori, I took rebif a few years back and had nasty side effects. I may ... the avonex does not pan out. Hi Shelly- If you try Rebif again, here are some injection tips. Set the Rebiject...


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