Friday, September 13, 2013

TECFIDERA NEWS: My memory is improving as is some of my pain troubles & for the 1st time in 16 years I'm remembering dreams!"


Life is much better without having to do those stupid intramuscular injections!

I have now been on Tecfidera for a month. In about 1.5 weeks I will have been on the full dose for a month.

My memory is improving as is some of my pain troubles and for the first time in almost 16 years, I'm remembering dreams!

It was SO wonderful bringing my "leftover" syringes to a local pharmacy (along with 2 sharps boxes) and telling them I didn't need any of it anymore since I wouldn't be injecting.

I'm still having some 'minor' MS issues (I THINK leftover from not having any medication but who knows - they say it takes 2 to 3 months to feel the "full" benefits of Tecfidera).

So far all is going well other than my fatigue is out of control.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Today is day 5 on the "full dose" (240mg) I THINK MY MEMORY IS SHOWING SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT! The numbness & pain my hands has subsided quite a bit, my "migraine headache" this morning went away very quickly


Today is day 5 on the "full dose Tecfidera" (240mg so far) am having no side effects and it's AWESOME (a little tired of peanut butter but LOVE not losing my weekends. I can't wait to fully get over the Avonex withdrawal and waking up)! The numbness and pain my hands has subsided quite a bit, my "migraine headache" this morning went away very quickly and I THINK my memory is showing signs of improvement (feeling "cautiously optimistic").

LESSON learned with Tecfidera (today is day 5): peanut butter is something I absolutely HAVE to eat with these pills. I had sunflower butter last night instead. It didn't work like the PB does and man oh man those "upper GI problems" were SO uncomfortable (nausea and belly discomfort to the "nth degree" - I have learned my lesson)!