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How Do People Find Tecfidera?

I’ve been on Avonex injections for 12 years and I now have a new neurologist (my original has retired) and she doesn’t seem too keen on it. She wants to change me to Tecfidera. What is everyone’s experience of it?

posted March 25, 2021
A MyMSTeam Member

I was on it for 4+ years and liked it. Stabilized my condition. Then Big Pharma and Insurance decided they would not provide it even though I have good insurance and their co-pay assistance. Put me on the generic and have had adverse reactions over the last five months. Just met with Neuro and I am going to move over to Ocrevus after flushing the Dimethyl Furmate from the system. Approx. 8 weeks.

posted March 30, 2021
A MyMSTeam Member

Tecfidera will not make ur symptoms disappear. It just stops flare ups and halts progression of the disease. I am on it and I’m not a fan. I am looking to get on ocrevis but I am taking a risk cuz I have JC virus and pml. But idgaf.

posted April 1, 2021
A MyMSTeam Member

After Tecfidera I’ve been on Copaxone 40 mg.

posted March 25, 2021
A MyMSTeam Member

I loved being on Techfedera but dropped it when it went Generic. My doc changed me to Vulmerity & so far it’s been good! I wanted to take pills not shots. So far Vulmerity has been great!

posted March 25, 2021
A MyMSTeam Member

Hi Winglessbird. About 7 years ago my neuro had me on Tecfidera. My walking did not improve, but it was such a relief not to inject everyday. He took me off it after 2 mos. because my white cell count became dangerously low.

posted March 25, 2021

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