So… classes started last month and suddenly I can’t catch my breath and write a few words here. But here I am trying to keep you up to date.
At the beginning of the month, October 5th to be more specific, I switched to the full dose of Tecfidera. I thought, considering how bad my flushing could be on the smaller dose, that I would simply go from flushed to radioactive. As it turns out, nothing weird happen. I never had headaches or itching anymore, and although I still flush, it didn’t get worse. Some days it’s actually milder. So that’s really good. Continue reading
2 weeks in and looks like I’m still trying to get the hang of it.
So far the most obvious side effects I’ve dealt with were headaches, flushing and itching.
The headaches used to appear 5 to 10 minutes after taking the capsule, so they were very easy to link to the medication. Continue reading
My father thinks I was being pessimistic about those side effects Tecfidera is known for. I don’t think so. For starters, my father didn’t even know what kind of side effects he was talking about until I enlightened him. Continue reading
One of the reasons I planned to start Tecfidera on a Saturday was the fear of being overcome by side effects at work. The doctor, however, was so adamant that I should start right away that I did. And so the side effects came. At work. And oh they were embarrassing. Continue reading