COPAXONE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Multiple Sclerosis “I’ve been on Copaxone since 2015 tried Amryia brand it was terrible side effects. Copaxone was slightly annoying but not bad. Recently I’ve experience a relapse and had one 3day intravenous therapy. Tried to take my Copaxone and the nuasea was unbearable with gaging and pain in my back. My Dr. told me to take a break. I’ll do that. Also the Flushing and itching seem to have heighten. I’m going to try in a week and see if the symptoms decrease if not I’m going to have to try something else.. I’m taking turmeric and multi 5000 mg vitamins.. My only recourse at this time…any suggestions..???”

Meme!1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 12, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “I was diagnosed wiht relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in 2009. Started Copaxone 20 mg. Used auto inject..Had injection site lumps, itching, bee sting like reaction always. The skin began to atrophy. Had the immediate post-injection reaction (IPIR) too many times to count. Can’t breathe, flushing, back spasms, terrible headache, chest pain… was switched to 40 mg because of lack of injection sites a few years later.. IPIR was THE WORST I’ve ever experienced. Stopped taking it for about 6 weeks. No exacerbations since my diagnosis. While off the meds I started having more nerve pain. My MS Dr said to switch back to 20 mg. I had a bad reaction last night w freezing shaking and joint/muscle pain for an hour. I have 4 injection sites left to use. Hips and flanks. Don’t want liver trouble from other meds. Stuck.”

Stuck.. (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 18, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “Taking 40mg 3x week for RIS, scans show MS but don’t yet have a clinical diagnosis. Some welts and one large bruise but otherwise shots (all self inject) have been OK.”

Basisforhope (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 11, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “Diagnosed MS 2/2015; problems started 12/20141st Tecfidera: @4-5 months, many side-effects, horrible flushing, medicine worse than MS, t-cells plummeted. 2nd Copaxone: @ 2 months: hypothermia (one time very serious), and infections; @9 months, mammogram showed calcification. Pre-filled needle is thick and painful; syringes are poorly made and slip, causing pain; big lumps at injection site.3rd Wahl’s protocal (level 1 w/supplements) and Radical Remission protocal: All symptoms resolved, am better now than any time I can remember. I look forward to MRI next month, will be about 1 1/2 months off meds at that time, and 11 months on Wahls & Radical Remission lifestyle.”

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 28, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “Started taking Copaxone 16 months ago- no major side effects until last two months , On two occasions MS Nurse thinks I may of injected into bloodstream – uncontrollable shaking and chills – my husband almost called an ambulance. Neuro wants me to start Aubagio but I would like to trial the MS diet first on a 3 month trial.I don’t know what to do !”

ciara77 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 25, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “Doctor and I, together, decided to begin copaxone 40 mg after having been on copaxone 20 mg for 6 years, gilenya for 6 years (survived viral Encephalitis after this drug). Almost immediately, my joints began to stiffen and became painful … so much so that lifting and using my hands is very difficult. It feels like I have arthritis in my joints. The nurse and the MS clinic informed me this is a 2.7% reported side effect. Now trying to detox my body.”

Gilenyasurvivor August 20, 2017

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