Patients Multiple sclerosis
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Posted on 12/05/2015 11:00
I have been diagnosed with rrms and my specialist as offered me tecfidera or copaxone, I'm struggling to decide, I know it's my decision but would love some feedback from people that are on these drugs and to share their experiences please x claire
Beginning of the discussion - 13/05/2015medication https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/multiple-sclerosis/your-opinion-on-multiple-sclerosis-treatments/medication-345
Posted on 13/05/2015 17:05
Hey chickypoo, I don't know about copaxone, but I used to take tecfidera and I can tell you it was not that bad but I had some side effects that I didn't liek, I gained a lot of weight and had a rash in my face. But well that depends on each person, at the end I changed to gilenya and I am very happy. Good luck!
Posted on 16/05/2015 21:51
Thanks christyt,cheers for replying, I'm also worried about the weight gain I've already put weight on without any medication, it does say you can get flushing which could be the rash u got but I really can't decide.but thanks and be positive and stay strong x
Posted on 20/05/2015 17:31
no need to thank, how are you doing with the meds?
Posted on 21/05/2015 09:40
Hi,I've been to see my ms nurse and between us we decided that tecfidera wasn't any good for me, so I've to choose between rebif and copaxone injections and when I do then it'll be another month for my meds to be sorted, I think I'll be doing the copaxone it doesn't have side effects,and the rebif have flu like symptoms x
Posted on 25/05/2015 15:43
@chickypoo I think it is a good idea, I always try to run away from side effects as far as possible... so did you start already?