As expected, I have just been diagnosed. The Neurologist wants to put me on Tecfidera.
My questions to more experienced members here is:
Is there anything you think precedes a relapse?
Are there any signs before you relapse?
Is there anything that can be done (except taking DMT’s) that might prevent a relapse?
How many relapses do people have on average?
How long in between relapses?
I have technically had three relapses in around a year. The first two, were so minor, I really can’t remember what was going on at the time. The third one was ON and I was very very very unhappy/stressed/not taking care of myself.
Also, what does everyone think about ‘other’ treatments? like Vitamin D ? or other supplements? Diet changes etc?
Lastly, I feel a bit suspicious of large pharma companies. Does anyone else feel like maybe there are other ways to treat this? and that these ways are not mainstream, as they do not involve the big pharma companies?
Sorry if my post offends anyone (especially the pharma bit). It’s just running through my mind and I would really appreciate opinions. I will go the pharma route for sure, but I am just wondering, as I have heard/seen so many different testimonials that tout other treatments (Coimbra protocol) for example.