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Dimethyl fumarate achieves no evidence of disease activity..

Dimethyl fumarate achieves no evidence of disease activity in MS patients

Data analysis of two previous trials has shown that a higher number of patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) achieved no evidence of disease activity (NEDA), over a two year period, with delayed-release dimethyl fumarate (DMF) compared to a placebo...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/dimethyl-fumarate-achieves-no-evidence-disease-activity-ms-patients-210417
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Fever and wheezing on Tec **Update**

I'm on day 3 of taking three 120mg per day (two in the am, one in the pm).

I'm titrating very slowly because it's killing my stomach.

Anyway about 2 hours after the morning dose I started wheezing, bad enough that I can't lie down. I also have a dry cough.

I thought it could be reflux so I took some Gaviscon, which helped the tummy but not the breathing.

Now I have a headache, ...
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Bariatric surgery and Tecfidera

I am about to start Tecfidera, and I am currently on a waiting list for bariatric surgery (Roux en Y or possibly gastric sleeve).

This is a long shot, but has anyone else gone through this procedure while taking Tecfidera?

I feel like I'm walking into catastrophe. My neurologist is very uninformed about the surgery, which is fine except that he's quite nonchalant and not inclined to do any research to help me - yet ...
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Always read the label – MS drug Tecfidera...

Always read the label – MS drug Tecfidera sites possible liver damage

Drug company Biogen has updated the possible side effects of MS drug Tecfidera, warning it may cause ‘significant liver injury’, which could require hospitalisation...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/always-read-label-%E2%80%93-ms-drug-tecfidera-sites-possible-liver-damage-260117
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Tecfidera users: favour please?

I have a favour to ask - could someone please measure the size (length and width) of a 120 mg and 240 mg Tecfidera capsule?

I am having a heck of a time getting these measurements. I've asked by BioGen rep twice and she keeps giving me everything but.

Thank you!
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Tecfidera may limit visual problems for MS patients

Scientists who genetically silenced the transcription factor Nrf2 in a study of mice found it caused visual impairment and retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration in MS...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/tecfidera-may-limit-visual-problems-ms-patients-190117
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Does it get better? Stomach pain & nausea

Hello,

I started Tecfidera on Oct. 30th, just finished second week of maintenance dose. I've had an iron stomach all my life, never had bowel problems - until now. I'm constantly nauseated, have the stomach pain others have described, and I'm constipated. I have no appetite and even experience stomach pain from drinking water.

I've read all the posts with the excellent suggestions, which I'm going to do my best to follow.

My question for ...
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Just started Tecfidera

I was officially diagnosed with MS Sept. 26 2016. At that appointment my doctor and I decided the first thing I would try is Tecfidera. On 9/27 I got a call from Biogen, on 9/28 I got a call from my specialty pharmacy, and on 10/3 (yes, 1 week later) my starter pack was delivered to my front door. This process was amazing! Everything was taken care of for me, Biogen haggled with my insurance ...
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For those of you thinking about starting on Tecfidera

Hi. I just wanted to encourage anyone starting Tecfidera. I had a hard time choosing Tecfidera because of the side effects. When you do a web search, there is not even one person saying, "Hey, you might not get these side effects" or "Its not that bad." Even my own Neurologist told me I might be wearing Depends. This is my 4th medication in 3 years since my diagnosis, and I always have a hard ...
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Anyone getting flushing 3-6 hours after taking Tecfidera?

Hey, on the full dose of Tecfidera for about two months now. It's the first treatment I've tried - just been diagnosed over the past year. I've been generally tolerating it well (taking morning and night with food) with only occasional flushing issues.

Fast forward to this week, and the pattern seems to be changing. I've been getting red 3-6 hours after I've taken the pill for the majority of the week. I am wondering ...
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