Last reply 2 months ago
Relapse again !

I need some advice. I am having my fourth relapse in the paq.st four years at the same time again – spring as in Feb/March. I switched to tecfidera from copaxone nearly a year ago but had also stopped taking copaxone a year before that due to injection site issues. The symptoms dont feel as bad as last couple of relapses ie balance off tiredness funny sensations but was hoping the tecfidera would prevent this. I had the choice between that gilenya and aubagio and wondering should i have chosen gilenya. I didn’t cos I had shingles before. Sorry for the long rant. Been diagnosed over 20 years and went years with no relapse so dunno why it hitting now…

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stumbler
3 months ago

@christine_murphy , don’t worry about ranting. It’s not as if we haven’t just cause!

Anyway, do you have an MS Nurse that you can discuss this latest development with?


christine_murphy
3 months ago

@stumbler thanks for reply. No we don’t have an ms nurse in the midwest..(anothers days rant ) but will try neurologist..


elena-zein
3 months ago

hi, I took tecfidera last year but for me, it increased the number of relapses and every time I would go to the hospital they would say I have new lesions from the MRI. now I am taking plegridy and for a year now I’ve been feeling great and have not had a relapse for the longest time.


christine_murphy
3 months ago

@elena-zein Thanks for the advice. Glad plegridy is working.


lrubenstein
2 months ago

I ha e been diagnosed with MS for 15 years (Im39)without a flaw up until 2 in the last year, I now take Gylenia…my blood count is up and not had a flare up. I still hAve balance and vision issues by other then that I think this medication is working I my favor


john_barry
2 months ago

@christine_murphy Hello,

If it is seasonal it might be a reaction to some kind of pollen, which triggers an immune response that messes you up. Try to spend next Feb/March in a different climate.

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