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First MRI

Hi. I am happy to report that I have a stable MRI. I started on Tecfidera in May. I was so relieved that this is working for me because I did not want to go back on Avonex! Good luck to all you Tec newbies out there.
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HELP!!! First day on Tecfidera. EEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!

OMG this stuff is diabolical! I had my first dose this morning of the 120mg capsule and made sure I ate a high protein breakfast of bacon, sausage, fried egg and toast before taking it. I can't take Aspirin though due to another medical condition. Thanks for the diet tips ;)

The nausea kicked in about an hour after taking it but wasn't too bad, just a ...
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Tecfidera first 17 days and counting

my MS TECFIDERA experience

Just in case anything helps anyone considering it. I'm not in excruciating pain but I'm definitely not comfortable. Lol.

I'm having greater difficulties daily...but I'm trying to cope and get through it. Not the crying pain but more burping and twisted tummy grinds than I care to talk about. Hope the blog helps people trying too decide. I definitely feel there are more people's ...
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anyone have a fllareup since being on tecfidera

tecfidera flareup or not???
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Tecfidera and Psoriasis

I was on Tysabri for 6 years. I stopped and started Tecfidera. I was on Tec for 4 months and then I had two low white blood cell counts.
The week of the last WBC lab the skin on my hands and feet started peeling. My neuro had me stop taking carbamazepine and Tec. That was over a month ago. Last week after a skin biopsy it was diagnosed as Psoriasis. In Germany they treat ...
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4 year Tecfidera clinical efficacy and safety data

4 year Tecfidera clinical efficacy and safety data in patients with MS released

Latest results from the clinical trial program with BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate; Tecfidera, Biogen Idec) suggest sustained clinical efficacy and safety in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) taking the drug for up to 4 years.

In addition, a separate post hoc analysis of the phase 3 pivotal Determination of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Fumarate in Relapsing–Remitting MS (DEFINE) and Comparator and ...
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I'm experiencing bad headaches on Tecfidera but Tylenol doesn't help. Anyone else getting headaches? If so, what works for you? Thanks
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Tecfidera and Menstruation

I'm 40. Has anyone experienced a change in their monthly cycle since being on Tecfidera?
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Biogen says death of MS patient not related to Tecfidera

Biogen Idec Inc. said its new multiple-sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, wasn't to blame for the death earlier this year of a 59-year-old woman who had taken the pill.

In July, the Weston, Mass., biotech company said it was investigating the death of the woman from a form of pneumonia that the company said was common in multiple-sclerosis patients. She had taken Tecfidera for 5½ weeks before vomiting, diarrhea and other side effects prompted her to stop ...
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Tecfidera Newbie

Hi All! I've had MS for 15 years, and just started Tecfidera yesterday. I'm doing the 120mg twice a day for 7 days then I go to 240mg twice a day. So far I've had flushing and itching. I'm so worried about the abdominal pain/nausea/vomiting/diarrhea! I did a bit of research so I am taking a coated aspirin 1 hour before food and my Tecfidera, and eating well balanced meals with a carb, a protein, ...
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