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by Alabama
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Tecfidera
Replies: 46
Views: 12584

Re: Tecfidera

I have been on Avonex for a year with never ending side effects, I was tired of these side effects and after viewing the listings of side effects and issues from users such as yourselves, I made the change, I start next week. Thanks again for the helpful response with my making this change.

Steve T
by Alabama
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Tecfidera
Replies: 46
Views: 12584

Re: Tecfidera

Has your insurance covered Tecfidera? I'm on Medicare and they have not included it yet on their formulary. Ugh! More bureaucracy to wade through. Glad to hear the side effects aren't terrible. I've been on Rebif for 3 years and have battled the dreaded flu-like symptoms for too long. I have been o...
by Alabama
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: meds - going it alone
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

Re: meds - going it alone

As stated my concerns with legality, yet when a Doctor prescribe the need, and the cost in the US exceeds our home budget expenses (Avonex $4000.00 mth) does this leave many families in the US when options? There are many American Drugs with cost like Avonex, I am not knocking the cost of these manu...
by Alabama
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brain injury doubles MS risk
Replies: 17
Views: 3949

Re: Brain injury doubles MS risk

I had a stroke four years prior to my MS diagnosis, this stoke damaged my lower cerebellum, to the point of effecting my balance greatly. This is an interesting subject!
by Alabama
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Hearing a lot of negativity with Avonex?
Replies: 2
Views: 4406

Hearing a lot of negativity with Avonex?

I am a recent user of Avonex (6 Mths) and I am very pleased with the results today. I did have severe attacks of pain ( seizures ) in my right side, the second and third months of its use. My Neurologist stated it was a side effect some users get and I really got it bad. The seizures happened two or...