Starting on Tec soon 😁 🎉
Excited to start my first DMT in a few weeks time! Chosen Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) since the side effects seem the most bearable out of the options on offer. Then I can switch to something stronger in the future if Tec doesn’t work out. I hear that they’re quite big capsules though, does anyone have any advice for swallowing them? I’m terrible at swallowing the smallest of tablets but I’m gonna need to persevere if I want to try and ward off new lesions! So I’m prepared for the red faces and runny noses and just hoping they’ll be worth it.
Hiya @keepsmyelin99 like the name 😊 I started Tec April 17 and it was a bit challenging for a while but once your body seems to accept it it's good. And no injections... I find taking the tablet halfway through the meal works for me. I have some fluid to wet my mouth and then swish the tablet a bit to get it wet before swallowing, makes it go down easier. I've never taken aspirin but a antihistamine in the morning and a yakult in the evening with the pill works for me. Lots of us here with advise if you need any but sure 'you got this' 😉 Adam
Hi @keepsmyelin99 Good luck with Tecfidera. I have been on this DMT since February and agree with the previous post (@adamski), it is a little strange until your body gets used to it, but easy and no needles or infusions. I have to change DMT, but I didn't mind taking Tecfidera at all. Always take it with or after food, I found out the hard way it is not good on an empty stomach! All the best, S