So my doctor doesn't think that the Aubagio is being as effective if it was when I first started taking. I've been on it for about a year and a half and I'm starting to see some marked increased fatigue and cog fog and progression of my existing symptoms. So he suggested maybe coming off of the Aubagio and trying one of the other two oral meds. I would love to hear people's experiences with the two drugs. I know one of them for the first does she have to be monitored for six hours due to slowing… read more
I was on Tecfidera - I didn't last a month. I was ridiculously sick. I had such severe vomiting & GI issues, I was almost admitted for dehydration. Doc took me off off it immediately. I was willing to back to Copaxone, but I only have spinal lesions, so it's less ideal. I got insurance approval for the Gilenya - YAY - since I failed on the Tec, which seems to be a requirement to get the OK for G. Iam doing my 1st does of Gilenya on the 19th & I'm really hoping it eliminates the side effects & can keep my relapses in control! :) Good luck to you - just talk to your Dr & be honest about how you feel!
Love Gilenya. No side effects at all. First dose observation my heart rate dropped but was back to normal the next day. I'm only finishing my 6th week, but I prefer it over the shots which gave me horrible side effects.
I am currently on Tecfidera and aside from the first month, I have no side effects and my symptoms and MRIs have been better. I was on Copaxone the first 2.5 years I was diagnosed. I hated the needles and they were also a daily reminder that I had MS even when I was feeling good. I am really happy with Tecfidera. If you can handle a little nausea and stomach cramps the first month, and flushing (which I never had), I say try the Tecfidera. Good luck!!
Was taking tecfidera for 7 mths..Periodically it gave me flushing, itchiness, & sometimes headaches..To reduce flushing, you can take benadryl..Towards the end of this month I will be switching to Gilenya..Medication works differently per individual..So don't feel discouraged..May the best of luck be with you :)
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