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Tecfidera Or Gillenia

Tecfidera Or Gillenia

Need some help making a really hard choice? Originally I had ruled these drugs out. But after reactions to 1 drug and dr saying I need something stronger bc Copaxon is not working I am stuck with only these 2 options for now to chose from. Please give me some insight

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have been on tecfidera for 3 years now and so far so good. These meds have different effects on different people.

posted 4 months ago

Choosing Copaxone Over Tecfidera

Choosing Copaxone Over Tecfidera

So I started techfidera it was going ok last few days I have belly pain half a sore throat can't sleep and just feel like a drugged up zombie and I'm only on he Low dose. This on top of the pml worry I can't continue

I'm thinking to go back to Copaxone as that's the only one I tried a few years ago and took for like a year and stuck too with only small site reactions and it was daily injections then.

Now it's only 3 times per week so better

I just feel like my MS nurse is going to get… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've been on Copaxone for 6 years. I made it almost 6 years with being relapse free. Yes, it sucks having to inject medicine, but I love the years of research it has backing it up. It doesn't show a… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Tecfidera Or Gilenya?

Tecfidera Or Gilenya?

I have to choose between one of these 2 medications. Looking for Pros and Cons to both medications.
Thank you

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I started Tecfidera about 2 months ago. Was diagnosed in February so it's my first med. Flushing still occurs randomly but isn't a huge deal and goes away in about 45 minutes. Stomach pain around week… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Tecfadera And Bruising

Tecfadera And Bruising

Anybody else notice random bruises after starting tecfadera ?
I'm in day five of starting it.
Noticed a small purple bruise on my arm yesterday and then just noticed a quarter sized purple bruise on my leg.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am not surprised by their Concern; I thinks that a;pt of companies especially Pharmaceutical are in it for the money. But sometimes they can be an🙂 asset to in getting help with the cost of the MEDs

posted 6 months ago

What Is The Best DMD To Go On In Your Opinion

What Is The Best DMD To Go On In Your Opinion

My son who was diagnosed 7 years ago was on one dug that had really bad side effects so turned him right off of any. Now he is starting to have stuff happen and I finally talked him into trying another. Problem is I have only been on betaseron and now being secondary, I know nothing about which DMD he should try......any advice?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was on Tysabri now on Rituxan but Neuro is changing me when Ocrelizimab is approved

posted about 6 years ago

Tecfidera/new Copaxone

Tecfidera/new Copaxone

I've been on tecfidera for over a year now, and I'm just concerned with the lowering of white blood cells. Has that happened to anyone? If so how did it physically make you feel?

Also is anyone on the newer copaxone? The 3x a week one? Thoughts?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I been on all the different needles pills and nothing helped me so I am now in the secondary progressive of Ms I hate it because when my Nerologist ask me to remember words and numbers I forget them… read more

posted 30 days ago

Secondary Progressive

Secondary Progressive

My blood work looks much better than it used to. I still feel awful. I keep feeling bad but I'm not having flare-ups. The MRI is stable too. I am on Tecfidera.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member Did your doctor approve that high of a dose?

posted almost 6 years ago

Avonex Vs Tecfidera

Avonex Vs Tecfidera

My doctor wants to switch me from Avonex to Texfidera soon. I Have been using Avonex since 2000 and still suffer flu like symptoms each week from it. I've been reading up on the symptoms Tecfidera can cause and am wondering how many here find them unbearable enough not to have continued on this medication. I don't want to have to go through switching and then switching to something else. I have been dealing with the flu like symptoms for so many years, I'm kinda' used to it and would rather… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've taken Avonex before and symptoms are hard. Have just started taking Tecidera and so far it is a lot taking a vitamin.

posted about 8 years ago

TECFIDERA - CAN YOU HELP

TECFIDERA - CAN YOU HELP

A friend of my wife is going to be starting Tecfidera next year, and doesn't know much about it. Can you help out with as much as you can - which type of MS, what is it used to achieve, and is it successful? Any problems or issues caused?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am doing okay. I’m just so disillusioned. With the meds .
I have been on all the ABC’s
cytoxin , IVIGG , Tecfidera, Mayzent.

posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone Found That Switching MS Meds Helped Them Get Back To Work?

Has Anyone Found That Switching MS Meds Helped Them Get Back To Work?

I've been on Copaxone for the past 3-4 years since my diagnosis. I have multiple new lesions and the neuro wants me to switch to Tecfidera. I have flare symptoms every couple of months and my spasticity has gotten so bad. Along with memory and speech issues. I'm hoping that a switch to Tec may help me get a true remission for a while.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have been on Tecfodera. 4. A. Year. Don’t seem 2. B. Helping

posted almost 5 years ago