This is about my experience with Tecfidera, the good the bad and the ugly.
I started on the Tecfidera about two months ago. When I was on the startup dose for a week I did experience a couple of side effects. The minor one was I had a little bit of gastric upset, read that as diarrhea. This never reached the level of being a big problem. I have…[Read more]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just came out with a new safety update about gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR). So let’s take a look at the warning more closely to see if there is a need for concern.
Gabapentin and pregabalin, referred to as gabapentinoids, are FDA-approved for many conditions,…[Read more]
Hello all! First, I apologize for being MIA for so long. There has been a lot going on with me, First, I have been off of any Disease Modifying Drug (DMD) for over a year now because I could not afford the $200+ copay on my copaxone. But, the University of Florida, which is where my Neuro is, has a doctor that helps patients with medication. He…[Read more]
Treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with the drug interferon beta-1b may reduce the risk of a definitive diagnosis of the condition. It may well help reduce relapse following a definitive diagnosis. These are the findings of new research published in the journal Neurology.
Early symptoms of MS include numbness or…[Read more]
In Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a person’s own immune system attacks the myelin as if it were a foreign body in the same way our immune system might attack a virus or bacteria.
Why might our immune system attack the myelin?
The reasons could be:
- Genetic – Some studies have shown that the genes we inherit from our parents may impact on our ris…
Welcome one and all!
I have started this because, to be completely honest, sometimes I need to just vent or I will go nuts.
But I also started this for a couple more reasons. First, it will be a diary of sorts. It will let me put into writing how I feel, what I am going through, doctors, tests, everything. If you do not have MS you are welcome to…[Read more]