I am a lucky guy in many respects. So far at least, it appears that my luck extends to being able to tolerate Tecfidera well.
Day 4 of taking the pill and I have yet to have a side effect at all. I don’t want to jinx it, but so far, so good.
The next hurdle will come in three days when I double up the dosage from the starter pills to the full dose. I know that some people get side effects at that point. But I have to believe that each day that I go without issues, the probability of developing them decreases.
Again, my strategy for no side effects was as follows:
- Start taking a daily probiotic a few days before starting the Tecfidera.
- Take a full adult aspirin half an hour before my dose.
- Take the dose on a full stomach.
I actually had a minor case of queasiness with my first dose of the probiotic, but that could have been coincidence. It never re-occured. I skipped the aspirin last night with no negative effect. I took one this morning but will probably skip them going forward, now that I am past the first few days.
The next update will come after I’ve dialed up to the full dose. Good luck to any following me down the tec path!