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Tecfidera - Tecifidera and colds?

Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Linda Walsh 1 answer

Hi.. I have had MS since 1978.. been in Avonex, Copaxone and now for th3 last 3 years Tecifidera.. I seem to have more colds (2 a year) which each cold has a bad cough and seems to last 1 to 2 months long.. I am worried about my lungs. Also a lot of Flushing.. sometimes really red and itchy.. other ...

Why does my skin 'burn' if I miss a meal when I'm taking tecfidera?

Posted 30 Sep 2017 by Lala83 0 answers

Sometimes I'm just not hungry when it's time to take a dose. I'll grab something small to eat but sometime this has the undesired affect of leaving my skin the burning sensation. I'm quite used to it now but wanting to know why this is the case? It doesn't happen too much ...

Today I took my first 120mg dose of tecfidera and I was doing good for about 2 hours with no side?

Posted 22 Mar 2017 by Karinalynne23 1 answer

... effects. Then I got a little hungry, ate a PB&J and withinot about 20 minutes I get super hot super fast!! Not fun, it felt like a severe sun burn and my skin was tight. I sure hope this doesn't last forever with these pills. Absolutely hated the copaxone shots and won't go back

Tecfidera - I am in week 3 of 240 mg twice daily dose. I have been unable to work this week due to?

Posted 8 Feb 2017 by Emm1 1 answer

... vomiting, diarrhea and extreme stomach pain at times. Doesn't matter what I eat, if I can even swallow it because my gag reflex is off the charts. My Dr. Says to hang in there, but I would just like to know if there's light at the end of this very dark tunnel I'm in right now. ...

Tecfidera - Don't know if I can withstand these gi issues! Help!?

Posted 18 Nov 2016 by queen505 1 answer

I was fine on the 120 pill twice a day. Now that it was doubled to 240 pill twice a day, am experiencing chronic diarrhea, vomiting and flushing. I am only 3 weeks into medicine. What to do?

Tecfidera - How many people on techfidera experience worsenned depression?

Posted 30 Jul 2016 by Honeybearsgramma 2 answers

Since ive been on techfidera -1 year my depression is at an all time high

Can you take Tysabri again if you have had a 12 month break even if JC Virus Positive?

Posted 7 Apr 2016 by nbroadbent 1 answer

i have been off Tysabri for 12 months due to being high risk PML. I have been using Tecfidera during this time and have had some monster MS attacks. I fear disability more than death. Does the risk of PML drop from having a break? and can I go back on Tysabri again?

Weight loss with tecfidera?

Posted 28 Nov 2015 by mobyneck 2 answers

I switched from rebif to tecfidera and I'm losing weight. Is this normal

I went on vacation and forgot my tecfidera how many days can I go without causing problems?

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Mike A 0 answers

as far as problems I mean not having to start over with the 120 mlg

Tecfidera - Will this medication work for stage four MS?

Posted 24 Jan 2016 by Tekila143 1 answer

My mom has had MS for 30 years and never been on medication. She is now wheel chair bound and needs assistance for every day life.

Can anyone taking Tecfidera provide more side effect details/timeline?

Posted 15 Mar 2015 by KT315 4 answers

I just took my first 120mg starter dose of Tecfidera... I had read about the possible side effects like flushing, nausea, stomach cramps, etc... (and I preface this by adding that I'm not the, "whiner" type)... but Holy Cow!! It was horrible! I had already asked a Biogen nurse the ...

Tecfidera - Can this med cause tumors?

Posted 5 Oct 2015 by TonytheTiger41 0 answers

Tecfidera - I am on my day seven of the low dose I have extreme diarrhea. Has any?

Posted 10 Sep 2015 by Holly Q 0 answers

... one had these that got better with time? Any suggestion on helping these symptoms. I am taking Zantac, Papaya enzymes, and a anti-diarrhea med. Also taking with food and fat

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