MS symptoms: Tecfidera Day 10 Update – Apple Sauce DOES Matter

I was so busy I failed to remember to eat apple sauce with the Tecfidera pill. Two hours later I realized my mistake. The apple sauce DOES matter. Now I am experimenting with how little apple sauce I can eat and still achieve my goal of no side effects. Biogen recommended 2-4 ounces. Embarking with 4 ounces and a high fat breakfast, I am presently at 2 ounces and a slice of peanut butter toast.

Side effects after 10 days: 10-12 hours following the dose, I notice a tiny bit of bloating, only enough to mention. Relief is almost immediate with two drops of wild orange oil and peppermint beads essential 0ils. There have been no other side effects unless I forget the apple sauce and then GI symptoms creep up.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.