Afternoon all you lovely people. Hope everyone’s ok and keeping warm!
I’m due to see my MS nurse next week where we’ll have a chat about changing to Tecfidera. I’m currently on Rebif 44 and have to say it seems to be working for me so far. I get pretty bad site reactions though, sometimes the injections themselves really sting, and I still (after 4 years on it) get bad flu like symptoms unless I take 2 x 400mg Ibuprofen too. Sometimes the fluey stuff creeps in any way then I have to take paracetamol as well. A little while ago I was getting pretty fed up of injecting and would’ve jumped at the chance to go on a pill instead.
I’ve been having a look around the web (as you do) and it seems like an awful lot of people who have started Tecfidera seem to suffer with all manner of stomach issues, some worse than others. I really can’t make my mind up now! I hate feeling sick as I love my food lol! I’d hate to have to go into work feeling awful like that and as I still get Rebif side effects after all this time I’m a little worried that the Tecfidera side effects may end up being the same. I just keep thinking that at least with the Rebif side effects I know where I am with them and I can manage them pretty well (all apart from the site reactions).
Can anyone share their experience on Tecfidera, especially anyone who was on Rebif prior to changing? I’ve still got a week to make my mind up but need a bit of first hand help!
Thanks guys xx