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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Patient Stories about their use with Tecfidera
November 1, 2013
I started Tecfidera on May 18, 2013. I was a little
nervous, but was excited to start, so I started immediately. Didn't want
to wait and over think it.
I switched from Betaseron and prior to that I was on Avonex.
I was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 45. My sister was diagnosed before
Betaseron was available and is still on Betaseron. I think she was 30.
I started Tecfidera after dinner on May 18, 2013. I
really didn't want to wait until the next day. Within 2hrs, I started
flushing. It felt REALLY hot. Never felt anything like it before.
The flushing lasted only 1 hour though. It stopped feeling
extremely hot after about 20-30 min. Not so bad! I had a little
itching too, but avoided scratching. Again it was gone before I knew it!
That was the worst of it. The next day, I ate
breakfast, then took my 2nd dose. Again, I turned red and hot, but only
barely itched. Again, the redness was gone within the hour.
It's six months later, and I still turn red about once a
week. Still no itching and it's gone within 30-40 minutes.
It is great! NO MORE SHOTS, bruises at the injection
sites or headaches!