Last reply 5 months ago

Hi 😊 Just thought I would write a post on how I have been doing over the last 4 weeks on Tecfidera. Past posts have been very helpful, so I hope this will be a help to someone.
Week 1 – I took an Aspirin half an hour before my 120mg capsule.The first few days I had slight flushing,nausea & itching on my skin. I took antihistamine for the itching and pepto bismol for the nausea. The week wasn’t all that bad.
Week 2 – A good week 😊 ,slight tingling around my body, headache, feeling a bit tired. By Friday I felt really good & may I say , normal.
Week 3 – Started 240mg capsules. Let’s just say, Not a good week at all 😕
Flushing, nausea & feeling very tired. I spoke to my MS nurse & she proscribed me
Metoclopramide, and believe me it really did help.
Week 4 – Wow feeling so much better, a very good week 😁. I’m also taken Pregabalin – for my nerve pain.
Well, fingers crossed, all’s good so far. It hasn’t been easy, but it takes time for your body to adjust to the medication.
I will leave with a special message from – Ashley Ringstaff .
You are strong. You are brave. You matter. You are AMAZING.
Keep fighting Warriors 😊

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5 months ago

Be sure to use a non enteric coated aspirin! I made that mistake for the first year of taking Tecfidera. The orange flavored chewable aspirin work the best for me..

5 months ago

Glad you’re coping well on it.
You’re now a fully fledged member of the Tec club!😃
Happy days!

@jonathan_bass I didn’t know that about Aspirin, thank you. I’m trying to cut back on the Aspirin now as the flushing isn’t as bad now.

@highlands Thank you, hoping that it carries on working for me 😊

5 months ago

keep a watchful eye on your white blood counts, Tecfidera made me ill and gave me the JC virus, it works for some and not others, insist on regular blood counts, I wish you well. is my monthly blog and I do detail my experiences, good luck

@rogersouthall Thanks, I’m still waiting for my blood results, going to ring my MS nurse on Monday. Take care 😊

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