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by DanaL
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Excruciating stomach pain on Tecfidera
Replies: 9
Views: 7385

Re: Excruciating stomach pain on Tecfidera

I experienced that kind of pain too during the second week (first week at full dose). I took Bentyl which relieved it but I was too nauseated to eat and just extremely tired. I quit and restarted just 120 mg for 4 weeks, and then 2 per day. I don't have any stomach problems with it now except very o...
by DanaL
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera and Psoriasis
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Tecfidera and Psoriasis

Ha! I know what you mean - i can't get sun on my scalp either because my hair is too thick -- I would need to shave my head! And in the Winter I need to wear a hat anyway, and in the Summer, when I bike ride, I wear a helmet. In fact, I will only be able to get sun on my face through the Winter, but...
by DanaL
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera How to minimize or Eliminate Side Effects
Replies: 65
Views: 55009

Re: Tecfidera How to minimize or Eliminate Side Effects

I am a little late to this thread, but thought I'd share my experiences anyway . . . I got in bed one night recently after finishing up in the bathroom, and said to my husband, "I didn't hardly flush at all this morning, and I didn't flush tonight at all!" He looked at me like I was crazy -- why tel...
by DanaL
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera and Psoriasis
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Tecfidera and Psoriasis

I did not like those Copaxone lumps either. I was on it for 2.5 years before switching but I didn't always take it every day. 5x a week was good for me . Lumps sometimes lasted a week. If you can handle tecfidera, I'd go for it. Hopefully your posarisis is just a random thing. Do you get much sun ex...
by DanaL
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Weight gain, new flares from Tec
Replies: 18
Views: 15061

Re: Weight gain, new flares from Tec

I gained weight with the initial starter pack which fell off after I quit on day 12. It was just a 3-4 pounds and I was eating less, not more. That dosage caused a dramatic decrease in appetite. Then I started a slower titration in November - 1 120 per day; am on 2 120s per day now. 5 pounds up, but...
by DanaL
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera and Psoriasis
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Tecfidera and Psoriasis

That does sound strange. I have psoriasis - have had it for 3 or 4 years now. I was really hoping tecfidera would cure mine, but so far, no luck. I'm on a slow titration. 1 120 mg for 28 days, 2 120s for the next 28 days. In about 10 days I'll move to 1 120 and 1 240. That is, assuming I make it tha...
by DanaL
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Tecfidera - cold and flu - Anyone getting sick more?
Replies: 12
Views: 12776

Re: Tecfidera - cold and flu - Anyone getting sick more?

I have a long history of getting infections after colds, but the past few years I have done better. (I've been on Copaxone as well but never thought of there being a connection to that.). I started Tec in October, had a very bad 2nd week and quit die to severe gi issues. After seeing my doc, I gave ...

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