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by Ladymac
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Side effects
Replies: 184
Views: 86426

Re: Side effects

Fifer44, I hope you are feeling better. Your weight may not be as important as having the food for the absorption of the medication which will minimize and in some people eliminate the side effects altogether. With that said, By the end of the 2nd month many of us were able to pull back on the break...
by Ladymac
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: My side effects on Tecfidera
Replies: 11
Views: 6664

Re: My side effects on Tecfidera

Hi Y'all,

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by Ladymac
Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: For Ladymac and others kind and brave enough to share
Replies: 2
Views: 4071

Re: For Ladymac and others kind and brave enough to share

Dear Baloneysmom, We are all here to support each other! And your recipe sounds delicious. I am going out for ingredients today! Thank you for your contribution!! I just received my 6th month bottle of Tecfidera shipment on Friday. End of next week, I can't believe will be 6 months! I am doing GREAT...
by Ladymac
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here,possible MS diagnosis
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: New here,possible MS diagnosis

Hi tom88, Any doctor that charged me to give me a copy of the test he just did on me I would fire. It's one thing having to pay to get a copy of all your medical records, but not to have a copy of the test he just did. That's why I always ask at my visit for a copy of that test and office notes. I k...
by Ladymac
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: this doctor loves telling people they have ms
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Re: this doctor loves telling people they have ms

Hi there. My spinal tap didn't show any bands either, however my MRI read like yours. With that being said, you can and should get a second opinion. Make sure you get all your films on CD/DVD and your printed results on everything for your consult. Do you have any MRI's from the past, no matter how ...
by Ladymac
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Side effects
Replies: 184
Views: 86426

Re: Side effects

I am new and just registered so I could post my experience. I stated the meds on Aug 20 and as of this past Friday I was told to stop taking them after I came out in a rush (hive like) and have unbelievable itching. I had some itching or a prickly sensation followed by flushing in the beginning but...
by Ladymac
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Tecfidera
Replies: 46
Views: 12792

Re: Tecfidera

Rivahnurse, Sorry you had such a rough time. Your reaction has been described by many people. I have not heard from anyone who adopted the suggestions in a thread on this site I started who was not helped with taking Tecfidera. I am not a nurse. Most of us started in April or May and have had signif...
by Ladymac
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Re: Tecfidera

Hi Grammyof8,

Please check out a thread on this site I did which might help you minimize or overcome the side effects.

http://www.thisisms.com/forum/tecfidera ... 22462.html
by Ladymac
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New Servers!
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Brand New Servers!

Thank you!
by Ladymac
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Tecfidera
Replies: 46
Views: 12792

Re: Tecfidera

Hi Jimpsull, So glad you are still at it. Around the end of my second month going into the 3rd I noticed that my brain was willing to have me do stuff but my body was weak. I came about that I knew that I needed some reconditioning. I'm 55 and I can tell you if you can find a water aerobics class (g...
by Ladymac
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do your MS flares start?
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: How do your MS flares start?

Thanks BadKitty. He hasn't given special instructions. I made an appt with him this next week. You needed a nurse to help figure it out? What happened with that flare? Hello. BadKitty answer is spot on, they are all different. In the first few years I needed help figuring out. Now I pretty much kno...
by Ladymac
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Blurry vision on Tecfidera?
Replies: 10
Views: 6250

Re: Blurry vision on Tecfidera?

Welcome dstanner, Yes, in the beginning a I had a few bouts of star bursts in my eye sight. That part did settle down. Have you checked your BP? I always had it when I was up and walking around. I would lay down for a bit and make sure I was staying hydrated and it would go away. Please let your Neu...
by Ladymac
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Looking for others on Tecfidera Now diagonosed with ANEMIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5911

Re: Looking for others on Tecfidera Now diagonosed with ANEM

From what I remember, a Hemolytic anemia can cause fever. I recently had my CBC which was WNL. Your doctor should give you more information or send you to a Hematologist. Since is a new medication, all side effects/unexpected reactions should be looked at carefully. Good luck. Hi there, Hope you ar...
by Ladymac
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Looking for others on Tecfidera Now diagonosed with ANEMIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5911

Re: Looking for others on Tecfidera Now diagonosed with ANEM

We don't have any data that says that BG12 depletes glutathione. How about this... Fumarates improve psoriasis and multiple sclerosis by inducing type II dendritic cells. J Exp Med. 2011 Oct 24;208(11):2291-303. Epub 2011 Oct 10. Fumarates improve multiple sclerosis (MS) and psoriasis, two diseases...
by Ladymac
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Looking for others on Tecfidera Now diagonosed with ANEMIA
Replies: 11
Views: 5911

Re: Looking for others on Tecfidera Now diagonosed with ANEM

Ladymac, Upon further investigation, it seems the glutathione depletion is just one phase of bg12's (which is dmf) action. It depletes intracellular gsh causing an anti-inflammatory reaction and then it increases it. http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v127/n4/full/5700686a.html. There are also paper...