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Friday, September 12, 2008

One-In-Three Multiple Sclerosis Patients Admit They Don’t Like Injecting Their Medication Due to Discomfort, Survey Reveals

Pharma-Live

~ Removing Injection Discomfort and Anxiety Key to Medication
Adherence in Early Stages of Disease ~


TORONTO – Sept. 11, 2008 – According to a recent North American survey, almost all (97 per cent) people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are committed to controlling their lifelong condition by any means necessary.1 Nonetheless, they are faced with significant barriers that may prevent them from adhering to a treatment regimen. For example, the majority of patients (56 per cent) stated at least one barrier about injections that makes them uncomfortable; most often cited was the length of a needle (33 per cent), followed by the thickness (31 per cent).1 In addition, anxiety was the most common negative emotion around injections (61 per cent).

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3 comments:

mary said...

HI THERE.I HAVE HAD M.S. FOR 18 YEARS & SUFFER FROM SEVER DEPRESSION.CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME REGARDING WHAT MEDICATION I COULD TRY FOR THIS.I AM ON MEDICATION BUT IT IS NOT WORKING & AS I AM GOING THROUGH SO MUCH STRESS AT THE MOMENT I AM ABOUT TO CONSIDER KILLING ME.THANK YOU

Stuart said...

Mary,
Please leave an email address so that for those that can help you,
can contact you. Please leave you information..
There is plenty of help to be gotten...

Patti said...

I worked with my doctors until we came up with a combination of anti-depressent and anti-anxiety medication that worked or me. Citalopram 40 mg. and Xanax .5 mg. Don't expect the medication to make you happy, but it should take the edge off your depression and make you functional. Also, try counseling - most communities have Family Service programs with a sliding scale for payment. After counseling I take baby steps everyday but things are getting better. Also join a Support Group if you don't already belong to one - people who really understand are a big help. Patti crandellpatti@stny.rr.com