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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/3/2015 9:26:54 PM

Reviewer: Jen, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with RRMS (relapse remitting multiple sclerosis) March 2013. I had only had one flare up that lasted about 4 weeks. I started Tecfidera July 2013 and I am still on it. I have not had any flare up's since then. I did have sever abdominal pain, diahrea, nausea but I took Hyoscyamine from an ER doctor and Zofran for the nausea in the first 2 months of starting. It all cleared ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/3/2015 8:06:09 PM

Reviewer: sassypants, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug has made me so tired! Chronic cold viruses, Intense fatigue, increased sensitivity to heat, weak to move, flabby/bloated looking in torso, constant loose bowel movements. I plan to return to Avonex ASAP. Have taken for 18 mos. Thought it was fine, but after my 5th cold this year, I quit for 2 weeks. I got all my strength back. Am able to do chin ups, and bar method at the level I had bee ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
4/24/2015 5:18:06 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am feeling disappointed in the effectiveness of Tecfidera for my newly diagnosed MS. I had a relapse two weeks after starting it, which included complete blindness in one eye. Even if you discount that relapse since it happened so soon after I started the medication, I have had 3 additional relapses.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
3/12/2015 1:14:27 AM

Reviewer: BJT, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I came out of remission on Tysabri after 4 yrs, so went to Tecfidera. I was thrilled to have an oral and was determined to stick through the side effects and I did. The flushing and stomach problems bothered me for about 2 months but I kept reading forums to see how other people were handling the drug. Unfortunately Tecfidera is not strong enough to put me back in remission so I have mini relapses ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
2/26/2015 1:57:30 PM

Reviewer: AJ_G, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on Tecfidera since early November 2014. I was diagnosed in September of 2014. I had a bit of flushing in the first couple of months. It typically occurred about 30-45 minutes after taking a pill. I also experienced some stomach discomfort early on as well. It always helped to take the medication with a high carb meal. Now I can take it on an empty stomach if necessary and have ... Show Full Comment

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