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Rebif vs. Tecfidera (BG-12) for MS

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By Myachinghead
January 16, 2014
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By Martha Jones
December 30, 2013
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By Vanessa
December 17, 2013
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Weight Loss
I have been on Tec 2 weeks and am experimenting weight gain w/ hunger.
Lilly  |  April 4, 2014
I started on the tec November 2013, and started dropping a little weight consistently until I stopped it just 2 weeks ago. I would have stayed on it but for the other side effects- debilitating nausea, headaches, tooth and gum lesions and pain and hair loss. When I was asked by someone if I had cancer (because of the weight loss) that was enough for me. I should have known better than to consume cleaning products even if they have "reformulated" it and put it in a capsule. I'm getting tir
Cyndie  |  March 29, 2014
Why Tec? I see no weightloss info on it...
Ramprat  |  February 26, 2014
I've been on Tecfidera about four months now and have lost 20 pounds. While I walk miles and miles every day and eat really well, I haven't really changed diet or exercise.
Kristin  |  January 28, 2014
I've been on Tec for over 3 months now. I've lost about 15lbs w/o dieting or much exercise. Going to see the dr soon
SoccerDad  |  January 26, 2014
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By Linda
December 12, 2013
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By Marcia
September 5, 2013
Marcia wrote
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Pam I also am experiencing extreme fatigue. I am not sure if it's just my MS or if the drug is making it worse. I feel like my arms and legs have weights attached to them.
Ann  |  March 11, 2014
I recently switched from Copaxone, after 10 years. I had no injection sites left. I have been on Tecfidera about 7 months. My recent MRI scans is stable. I still flush, intermittently, several hours after meals. Benadryl handles it well. The major side effect that I have is extreme fatigue. This is different than my normal MS fatigue. I am trying to stick with it to see if after time, it subsides. Hope this helps!
Pam  |  January 6, 2014
Hi Marcia, I do not take Tecfidera but am considering it. I have taken copaxone for over ten yrs. now and have had some flares with optic neuritis, heavy legs with difficulty walking and some fat destruction in my legs where shots are done but Copaxone seems to be working and I feel very stable. I do try to stay out of the sun and to keep my stress as low as possible (read Bible for this every p.m.). I am looking into Tecfidera as I would like to stop taking shots daily. jane
jane  |  September 16, 2013
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August 22, 2013
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What patients are saying about Rebif vs. Tecfidera (BG-12)

389 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
over to Tecfidera from Rebif. Based on what he learned...
My doctor had put 8 patients on Tecfidera before I switched over to Tecfidera from Rebif. Based on what he learned from the previous 8 patients he had me on the 120 mg dose for two weeks...
I went from Copaxone to Rebif now to Tecfidera. They...
...are maybe agitated because within a year I went from Copaxone to Rebif now to Tecfidera. They may also know I have a 2 month supply of Rebif in my Frig which I'm...
Tecfidera because Rebif wasn't helping anymore. The side...
I was on Rebif for about 7-8 years and switched to Tecfidera because Rebif wasn't helping anymore. The side effects ...pill but now there is Tecfidera. Best of luck with whatever...
After coming off of the rebif, the heavy feeling/stiffness...
...in, I have recently changed from rebif to tecfidera. I was at the end ...made my decision. After coming off of the rebif, the heavy feeling/stiffness in my legs is...
about switching from rebif to tecfidera. i've been...
i'm gonna talk to my neuro (tomorrow actually) about switching from rebif to tecfidera. i've been on the 'bif for 13 years. (lol at 'bif) i know the knots hurt. i...
I'm possibly switching from Rebif to Tecfidera soon. I'm a...
...info, brainclouds. I'm possibly switching from Rebif to Tecfidera soon. I'm a little nervou...
I'm switching from Rebif to Tecfidera, and my Neuro...
...washout period for Copaxone to Tecfidera? I'm switching from Rebif to Tecfidera, and my Neuro said I could take Rebif one day and Tecfidera the next. I'm not immediately...
then I have been on Rebif faithfully. I went to see...
Rebif to Tecfidera anyone? Hi. I ...3 1/2 years ago. Since then I have been on Rebif faithfully. I went to see my neurologist a ...So, I was wondering if anyone else has gone from Rebif to T...
my doctor is switching me to Tecfidera. It seems like I...
Switching from Rebif to Tecfidera Soon...Any Help? Hi everyone. I have been on Rebif for 6 years and did well except for my ...so my doctor is switching me to Tecfidera. It seems like I am...
drug I've ever taken. I would like to switch to tecfidera...
...same boat u are! I've been on rebif for 13yrs now & it's the only drug I've ever taken. I would like to switch to tecfidera...but like u, rebif is the only drug I...
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