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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/4/2014 12:50:36 PM

Reviewer: Ljchurch93, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Not sure of the validity of this but someone else taking the same med and dose was told not only to take with a baby aspirin but make sure you had fat in your meal...since then the upset stomach has gone away. It does reaccure when I go non fat. Dx in 2007 and been on Avonex, Tysabri ( loved it) but tested positive for the jcvirus...took another pill but couldnt leave the house or my bathroom, thi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/31/2014 4:47:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/29/2014 3:41:37 PM

Reviewer: Evelyn, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The patient's white blood cell count became low after taking the tecfidera and was diagnosed with anemia. Additionally, she experienced weakness and much tiredness daily after taking the medication approx. 2 1/2 months. If allowed, she would stay in bed most all day sleeping. Her cognitive memory deteriorated and she cannot articulate complete sentences most times. She had a stroke the latter ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/20/2014 11:29:35 AM

Reviewer: BOWILLI, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was dx with MS back in late 2001 after my son was born. Since then I had taken Betaseron, which I hated since I hated giving myself shots every other day. And I was still having exacerbations!! My neurologist thought I should start on Tysabri, which I loved. I hadn't had a relapse since I was on Ty. After being on Ty for 5 1/2 years, I tested JCV+, which freaked my neurologist out and a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/8/2014 10:44:41 PM

Reviewer: berrett911, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have a very mild case of MS. I've taken almost all the shots out there since being diagnosed in '97. I've taken this for a year. The first month my stomach was pretty upset a lot but that subsided. I found if I take it before I exercise really hard, I get more flushed. No other side effects. This has been such a blessing because I had almost stopped taking my shots and skipping them ... Show Full Comment

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