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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/20/2014 7:43:39 AM

Reviewer: The ham girl, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Because of needle fatigue, I switched from Rebif to Tecfidera. At the higher dose I experienced stomach discomfort, eating takes care of that. Flushing is minor. I use my phone alarm to remind me to take the evening dose. But, my feet are back to pins & needles. I am unsure if I will continue this medication.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/14/2014 6:37:36 PM

Reviewer: ISDP, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Mild flushing on first dose, and more on first 240 dose. Just rode out the heat, like a sunburn or pepper spray, last 20 minutes. No other issues, food just delays the reaction, take it right before you eat, especially fats. No other meds taken, just vitamins, and probiotics, no beef, no sugar, no sat fat.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/10/2014 10:14:44 PM

Reviewer: lv2c20win, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
i have been on this med since july and i have severe burning and itching. i takes 2 benedryl to help with these side effects.it has lowered my white blood count making me vulerable to every little cold, flu, ect. i have also been losing great deal of hair. think im going back to avonex

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/27/2014 1:02:17 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this drug for 3 months and the only side effect is an intense itching that developed recently. No stomach or flushing issues. Overall quite happy with drug.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/15/2014 5:39:34 AM

Reviewer: Jthomp24, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Diagnosed Nov. 1993. Previously used Avonex for 16+ years. So tired of injections! Started Tecfidera in April 2014. Usually have flushing at least once daily. No consistent time when happens despite taking medicine at same time daily. I take with food. Sadly frequency of intense heat, itching and hives has increased in the last month from 2-3 times a month to 2-3 times per week. However, I have di ... Show Full Comment

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