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Tecfidera vs. Aubagio or other meds...

This is the first time I've ever joined a group or posted a question but I don't know where to turn anymore. I was diagnosed in 1986, the doctors figure I've had it since at least 1983 (possibly earlier) and have only had to take steroids per occurrence (which was roughly every 1 1/2 - 2 years). I started having "more than usual" issues with walking in August 2015 and even though MRI's showed nothing new I convinced my neurologist to let me take the steroids again, instead of starting a DMD, and they didn't work like they used to. :( He figures I need to start on something now or I'll be playing catch-up trying to control it and it won't be fun. He suggested I start with something mild (Aubagio) but after looking into it, the thought of losing hair, among other side effects, doesn't sound that great to me. Until I make a decision I'm taking Ampyra to help with walking but I don't know if it really is or not. Has anyone been on Aubagio and/or Tecfidera and can let me know your thoughts on them? I appreciate any feed back on the subject. Thanks, Louise