Tecfidera – Day 12

At the risk of jinxing it, I am going to suggest that I am out of the woods in regards to the side effects that plague many tecfidera takers when they first begin treatment.  Almost two weeks into it, I have not suffered a single side effect.  In fact, I have felt really good these last two weeks on the drug.

Repeating a few factors that may have contributed to the success:

  • I took a full adult dose aspirin (not a baby one) half an hour before every dose.  I dropped this after a week, with no negative effect.
  • A daily probiotic.  I began taking Culturelle five days prior to beginning the tecfidera.  I have a slew of coast to coast and overseas flights coming up for work so I will stay on this for at least another month to play it safe.
  • I’ve taken every dose on a full stomach.  I eat a lot of proteins and fats anyway so I didn’t modify my diet for the tecfidera.

Popping a pill at the end of my breakfasts and dinners is SO much easier and more convenient than giving myself a shot.  I really hope that it is as effective at slowing down my MS progression.  Time will tell.

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