Tdc0303 wrote:On 14mg Aubagio for one week now. I am feeling completely exhausted and run down. Anyone else like this?
Are you still having problems with this? I just started 8 days ago and I'm hoping it passes? I am so dopey and tired I just don't know if I can keep this up.
I am a little over four months into the Aubagio Regimen. I did not have any of the symptoms you describe, but it does not surprise me that you do have these symptoms. Everyone has different reactions to any medicine. What I do know is that some Aubagio users have reported initial symptoms like yours that have stopped after a few weeks. Hopefully yours will subside over the next few days. You may try moving your daily dose to a different time of the day, possibly at bedtime where you can sleep through the worst of the symptoms. Or some other time, but move it around to see what works best for you.
What you eat when you take the med can make your symptoms worse. Always, always, always eat at the same time as taking this med. Not eating when I take Aubagio would kill my stomach. For me, my hardiest of meals is often breakfast. I normally consume three or four courses at breakfast time. My breakfast meals often consist of one to two servings of fruit, one serving of oatmeal, one serving of fruit/vegetable puree, and a couple of times per week I will have one small portion of lean meat at breakfast. I also am a very early riser, up 2 to 3 hours before work and prepare my breakfast and take my Aubagio at that time. This regimen has worked well for me.
As for efficacy of the Aubagio, it is too early for me to say. In the beginning I was not feelling too well but did not attribute my issues at the time to the aubagio. Over the last month or so, I have been feeling better but have also made a few adjustments to my overall regimen of diet, supplementation and exercise.
Out of curiousity, is this your first DMD or did you switch over from something else? Hope you feel better.