Tecfidera (BG-12)

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Does Tecfidera (BG-12) cause Weight Loss ?

#27 in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions - 33 posts discuss Weight Loss with Tecfidera (BG-12). Weight Loss is #27 concern in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions.
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MJ
weight gain
I have been on tecfidera for 3 weeks and have gained 7 pounds. Is this normal?

Verna
Tecfidera and weight loss
Hi, I have been on the Tecfidera for two months, I have lost 10lbs in that time. All my Docs have been informed and say if I hit 15, I need to contact them again. Actually I like the weight loss as I can afford to lose some. Not much more however. The Tecfidera has been awesome, no other issues with this medication, love it, so far...
Brian
January 12, 2015
I was 249# now im 192# None of the doctors seemed to be concerned about this weight loss. I actually like there is finally a somewhat positive side effect from one of these medicines
Andy
December 16, 2014
Yes, I have been on it for almost 4 mos and lost 10 lb...but I actually LIKE that side effect.
elizaissac
September 22, 2014
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Vanessa
Weight Loss
I started taking Tecfidera in July. In the beginning I experienced the flushing and some constipation. Overall I have done really well on the drug. I wanted to know has anyone else expereinced weight loss on Tecfidera. I thought I was under stress, but this morning when I tried on some pants I realized it had to be something else. Finally, I decided to check the website. I'm 5'4 and I really can't afford to loose weight. Does anyone have any suggestions?
JHS
June 25, 2014
Loss of appetie almost immeadiatly. After 2.5 weeks, I need to set a timer to remember to eat.
Lilly
April 4, 2014
I have been on Tec 2 weeks and am experimenting weight gain w/ hunger.
Cyndie
March 29, 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
Ramprat
February 26, 2014
Why Tec? I see no weightloss info on it...
Kristin
January 28, 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.
SoccerDad
January 26, 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

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Tecfidera. Sounds like this is going to be the best drug....
" ...I have been \"lucky\" in having lost weight. Better diet than what I ...us. Good luck. Stick with the Tecfidera. Sounds like this is going to be the best drug. Much better than... "
Leslie
August 19, 2014
I've been taking Tecfidera for 4 months. I like the weight loss, and the flushing and itching happen very occasionally now. I have had MS for 20 years, but this is the 1st medication I've taken. I think it's great compared to others I've read about.

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hanges taking Tecfidera have made for you, can inspire a...
" ...and the positive changes taking Tecfidera have made for you, can inspire ...tolerant, less fatiged, and have actually lost weight. I can afford to, not ...up untill all avenues have been tried and... "

Dec 2013. My Dr slowly titrated me to full dose which helped...
" I have been taking Tecfidera since Dec 2013. My Dr slowly titrated me to full dose which helped a great deal with ...loss (due to Tecfidera per Dr and my eating choices) and MRI five months into taking... "

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n Copaxone had trouble with losing weight all over, not j...
" Weight loss with Copaxone Has anyone on Copaxone had trouble with losing weight all over, not just in the ...is given. I have been on Copaxone for almost 5 years ...am thinking about going on Tecfidera... "

ve posted. I just started Tecfidera 5 days ago. The first fe...
" ...have posted. I just started Tecfidera 5 days ago. The ...also have horrible heartburn. I am losing weight because I just can't bear to eat. I see my nuerologist tomorrow to discuss. She has told me to... "

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opaxone since 2010. With my weight loss I have very little s...
" Hi everyone, I've been taking Copaxone since 2010. With my weight loss I have very little subq ...am allowed to take Aubagio. She thinks that oral med is the best for me. She also wrote down Tecfidera,... "

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ght from tecfidera, bp is coming in finally at 90 over 70,...
" ...be very honest, i was on ldn and holding my own, ...now 25 lbs overweight from tecfidera, bp is coming in finally ...my thyroids broken so cant' loose the weight...... "

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