I started Tecfidera four weeks ago. 1 week on the 120mg dose then up to the 240 dose. I was previously on Avonex and hated it the injections and the side effects which lasted days after the injection.
I take Tecfidera with half a teaspoon of peanut butter. So far, so good. Slight redness and prickly face lasting a few minutes and not even every day.
The thing is, I caught a cold two weeks ago and I still have a runny nose. I rarely catch colds, say, once a year if that, and when I do, I can shift it quickly. This constant steady runny nose is weird for me. Would this be an effect of Tecfidera?
Secondly, I cut my hand this morning on a kitchen knife. It was just about a scratch and not deep at all. It won’t stop bleeding. Would this be the Tecfidera? I have put a plaster on (ordinarily I wouldn’t need one for a slight cut this small) and keep needing to change the plaster as the cut keeps on bleeding. It’s fine, I haven’t lost pints, but this is definitely weird.