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Taken for: MS, RRMS, SPMS
Other names: Rebif, Interferon Beta-1a
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
Interferon beta-1a (also interferon beta-1-alpha) is a drug in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). It i...
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Avonex and Menstrual Period Issues

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bout 5 months after starting Avonex. I was in my late 4...
" ...interferons, I stopped having my period about 5 months after starting Avonex. I was in my ...and it stimulates a period to come if all is well). I had to take progesterone every time I didn't get... "

ey EveryoneI've been on avonex since 2008. I haven't had...
" ...Hey Everyone I've been on avonex since 2008. I haven't ...and there. My post avonex headaches are brutal and I ...rigors . I'm also having a lot of fertility/menstruation issues...mostly I haven't had... "

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until I miss my first period. I am on Avonex. ~ Maria ~...
" ...- who is an MS specialist - says to continue meds until I miss my first... "

ex and made other changes)note-sometimes I did a taper(my...
" ...developed ADEM(@may 04) was treated with solumedrol 1,000 X 5 = ...Next month (along with my menstrual cycle as was each month the ...(during this time I started Avonex and made other changes)... "

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ago. I was doing quite well with Avonex over a 10 year per...
" ...of the time too. I would really like you to keep me informed on how your menstrual cycle goes??? My neurologist doesn't think ...with MS 10 years ago. I was doing quite well with Avonex over a 10 year... "

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starting Avonex in July, I have had two months where I...
" Since starting Avonex in July, I have had ...I have had an extra period. Blood tests showed no... "

ment apart from my monthly period that goes on for 20/25 da...
" ...in March (D&C and mirena coil) with full anaesthetic and it posed no side effects, but every trauma is stressful on our bodies as you well know. I am so well at the moment apart from my monthly... "

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ten years I have had some period without a DMT. Usually it...
" ...ten years I have had some period without a DMT. Usually it ...in my handling of my MS, but being on nothing ...\"Yuck\" at all times, but did with Avonex too. I could be worse... "

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dy. Although my observation period was uneventful, there we...
" ...option to fall back on Avonex, so I ditched Gilenya after 19 days. I felt extreme fatigue and was told it ...left my body. Although my observation period was uneventful, there were measurable... "

e said that Avonex would not affect my cycle, but it CA...
" ...or two ago if anyone's menstrual cycle had been disrupted by their MS meds. I also called that question in to my PCP. She had me come in today for a blood test. She said that Avonex would not... "

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