Tecfidera – Day 4

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:

  1. Start taking a daily probiotic a few days before starting the Tecfidera.
  2. Take a full adult aspirin half an hour before my dose.
  3. 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!

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