I’ve been on Tecfidera for 9 weeks now, leaving Avonex and its horrible needles behind. Weeks 3-6 were a little bit rough with stomach issues and flushing, but I can honestly say moving to this was the best decision I’ve probably ever made! I’m not sure if it’s completely the Tecfidera, or just not dealing with the horrible Avonex side effects anymore, but I feel better than I have in years. My fatigue has eased and even the constant tingling I get in my hands seems to be a little better. In fact, I’ve just accepted a job that will require me to be in the office approx. 50 hours a week and feel very positive about it. A few months ago I was really struggling with my current 40 hours. I am beginning to feel more like the real me again – I think I was forgetting what that felt like. I even ran Bupa 10000 for Shift MS on Monday and coped really well (aside from a leg that went numb and a couple of falls, but we won’t go into that!). If any of you are considering Tecfidera, feel free to ask me any questions. I know it sounds like I work for them or something, but I nearly didn’t start this drug because of the negative stories I’d read and I want to spread the positive so that more people can feel as great as I do right now. I do still flush sometimes and get a strong one maybe once a week or fortnight, but compare that to flu like symptoms and needles and it’s nothing. I hope everyone else is doing well!
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