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Tecfidera -Day 3

My son seems to fell a bit better today. The pediatrician advised me to fill him with clear liquids, use Motrin as needed for fever, and adhere to the BRAT diet when his appetite returns. He ate a small ball of chicken broth and noodles for supper and all is going well for now.

I, on the other hand, am tolerating dose four with much more success. Thanks to my FB MSers for their advice of using baby aspirin prior to taking my Tec and encouraging me to drink plenty of water. It didn't really help last night, but today I feel more like myself. Of course, each event will undoubtedly result in a differing reaction. 


After thirteen years of living with MS, my symptoms are becoming more mainstream and recently I have been introduced to random pains that I had read about but not experienced. My drop foot has been consistent since 2001, but so far it has only affected my right foot. Sometimes lately my left foot seems to want to join the party. I use a can more often than not and even when I feel strong my cane is not far from my side just in case. I don't mind the cane and am blessed with friends who have contributed to my growing collection of designer walking aids. That doesn't make it any less annoying, but having a lovely fashion accessory brightens the day a bit.

I will say that my Tecfidera experience thus far has been nasty. When first diagnosed I was prescribed Beta Seron and religiously self-injected for eleven years. I never questioned the drug even though I didn't like it; but when I just abruptly decided to stop taking it, I realized how much better I felt without it. Because I have suffered a couple of mild exasperations and my symptoms seemed to have worsened, my neuro firmly believes that I "should be on something" and I trust him unconditionally. So, it is Tecfidera for me, for now.
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