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by micheleinva
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: One year on Tecfidera
Replies: 7
Views: 4833

Re: One year on Tecfidera

Froggie and Allthat jazz, So glad to read your posts. The meds work differently for everyone, but I love to hear how Tecfidera is working for others. I think it is especially important to hear any positive comments when you are in the midst of dealing with the side effects and adjusting to the drug....
by micheleinva
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: One year on Tecfidera
Replies: 7
Views: 4833

Re: One year on Tecfidera

jllandryusa, Thank you for your note. I know exactly how you feel. When I was going through the most difficult time with Tecfidera, I read and re-read all the advice on this board until I almost had everything memorized. Knowing that there are others out there on the same journey always seems to hel...
by micheleinva
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: One year on Tecfidera
Replies: 7
Views: 4833

One year on Tecfidera

Hi everyone. I have been on Tecfidera for a little over one year now. Initially, I had extreme abdominal issues (cramping, pain, bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, etc). I also had a lot of difficulty with severe redness in the face/neck and an itchy rash on my arms. I followed Ladymac's advice and poste...
by micheleinva
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!
Replies: 16
Views: 25084

Re: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!

Hi--I have been on Tecfidera for about 2 months now and it is going great. If I follow the suggestions, I do not have any stomach pain. I no longer have to take Zofran or the acid refluc meds. I simply take Tecfidera with my meal. The only side effect I experience occasionally (1 a week or so) are t...
by micheleinva
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera Rash and Red and Red in the face
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

Re: Tecfidera Rash and Red and Red in the face

Hi! I have had success with taking two Benadryl tablets as soon as I feel the flushing coming on. My face can look like a tomato! By now, I can recognize when it is starting---my ears start to tingle and feel strange--and I pop the tablets. It prevents that red face and rash on my arms and chest. If...
by micheleinva
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: FIRST MRI AFTER BEING ON TECFIDERA
Replies: 16
Views: 16345

Re: FIRST MRI AFTER BEING ON TECFIDERA

Ladymac, Congratulations! This is such wonderful news. Thanks for sharing. Whoo-hoo! Your suggestions for easing stomach issues allowed me to continue taking Tecfidera. I am on week #5 and no longer have the gastro issues, all due to your suggestions. You have helped so many people with your tips an...
by micheleinva
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Cannot tolerate BG12...so disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 4133

Re: Cannot tolerate BG12...so disappointed

galadriel09- So sorry to hear that you are having a hard time. Have you tried the diet and additional meds recommended by Ladymac? I was ready to quit until I read her post and followed the advice. My doc approved the nausea med and the OTC use. It took about 2 days of following the regimen for it t...
by micheleinva
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Cannot tolerate BG12...so disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 4133

Re: Cannot tolerate BG12...so disappointed

Hi everyone. Azmsgal---hang in there. I know it is so frustrating and confusing. I am sorry that you are going through this. It is tough. I think Cchday has a very good observation about the possibility of past GI issues making it more difficult to transition to Tecfidera. Have you had other issues ...
by micheleinva
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!
Replies: 16
Views: 25084

Re: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!

Ash3, Thanks for the reminder to rest! I feel so excited to have more energy, but I need to remember to ease into it slowly. Aside from the stomach issues (THANK YOU LADYMAC!) I feel so much better overall. I am a few days shy from completing my first month, but the difference is really amazing. The...
by micheleinva
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!
Replies: 16
Views: 25084

Re: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!

Ash3,
Glad to know that you are still having success and it is working. Since you are in month 3, have you felt any changes in you feel generally? I am noticing a small increase in my stamina. Either it is the Tecfidera or I am just realizing how the Rebif really affected me with the flu like stuff.
by micheleinva
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Cannot tolerate BG12...so disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 4133

Re: Cannot tolerate BG12...so disappointed

Azmsgal I am sorry you are having such a hard time with Tecfidera. I also did Rebif and the side effects were tough to deal with. I am now trying Tecfidera and had the exact same experience as you did -waking up with excruciating stomach pain and feeling like I was going to die. I know everyone resp...
by micheleinva
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Will be starting BG12 in a few days
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: Will be starting BG12 in a few days

Valvy-- I think a lot of people take regular coated aspirin (not baby aspirin). I think it si 325 mg. Any brand will work. I am on week #3. If you want to read about my experience and what worked for me to get rid of stomach pain, I posted a thread called "Get rid of Tecfidera Stomach Pain". I would...
by micheleinva
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!
Replies: 16
Views: 25084

How I got rid of Tecfidera stomach pain!

This is my very first post ever. I stumbled onto this site through a google search, looking for answers to stomach pain and Tecfidera. The info on the board ELIMINATED MY STOMACH PAIN. I wanted to write and share for everyone out there in pain and ready to give up. PLEASE READ ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE. I...

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