Hi there. Just seeking some advice really. Have been on tecfidera for six months now. All has been going fairly well and body seemed to tolerate medication. Read all the valuable advice on this site re:tecfidera. Flushes died down after three months, but have recently started getting them badly again. I mean we are talking beetroot red face with white eyes and nose, down neck and sometimes rash on wrists and arms. I take piriton daily for allergic rhinistis anyway, and can’t take aspirin due to stomach ulcer/asthma flare with aspirin. I am eating the right foods etc for breakfast.
I am a primary school teacher and actually had to leave my class today as flush was so severe, and took longer than usual to ease (about an hour). Thought I could live with these, as they seem to be only side effect and have read about some of you poor people that had a horrendous time with it. However, it is impacting on my job now and getting me really down (my symptoms tend not to impact on my part time teaching role.
Is anyone else still experiencing flushes this far into treatment? Seems to be no rhyme or reason to it either. Can eat exactly same recommended breakfast two days running, one day I will get one, the other I won’t. They generally come on about four hours after taking the tablet, and only happen after the morning one.
Anyone got any thoughts or ideas? Thanks.