Hi all, i started copaxone last week & after consultation with my nurse & doctor we are all in agreement that its just not for me due to the nasty side affects i was experiencing. Ive now been given 2 possible alternatives but i could do with some feedback before making a decision. I must admit im swaying towards the tecfidera as its less invasive. Yet any info or advice would be appreciated x
Welcome to the site hope it will be helpful for you. I have now experience with those medications. I take one of the older drugs a weekly injection of Avonex and have had good results.
I've been using it for 5yrs now and it's great 1pil in the morning and 1 at nite.Not to long after I started my dr told me it was healing one of my old scare lesions.So ya try it.my brain is covered in leasinons and I can still do so much.
I really like the Tecfidera and I think it helps a lot with my MS symptoms. The only downfall with the med is that I have to take a low dose aspirin with each pill I take because my face and head starts burning and it turns blood red. One of the craziest thing I've seen and felt. I wish you all the luck with the medication that they do put you on.
I was on Tecfidera for 4 months, im about to take Lemtrada now. Tecfidera took away a lot of symptoms that i was experiencing but i would have my down days. My big issue with Tecfidera is that i gained 10 lbs in 4 months because of the amount of food i would have to eat so i wouldnt get stomach upset. Mind you, i have always had a senstive stomach.. but it was a tough situation. I also disliked it cause i couldnt have a normal life.. i couldnt just go out ans be spontaneous, i had to plan meals... where i could eat, when i had to, and what i needed. You have to take the pill in the middle of breakfast and supper.
Best of luck to you!
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