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Old 07-28-2014, 12:28 PM
mrsfitness4ever mrsfitness4ever is offline
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Default MS Endurance Athlete MS Drug?

So, I want to know what meds, if any, those of you that are endurance athletes with MS take that hasn't intefered with any training or racing? I've had MS for 9 years and only took Rebif for the first year I was diagnosed and it made me feel worse, so I stopped it. I haven't been on any meds since, but have been having more issues. I compete in triathlons of all distances and would love to hear what is working on fellow athletes.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Marinadca Marinadca is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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I am not a triathlete or very good at endurance events but I try.

Copaxone got in the way a lot. Biking with the site reactions was so aggravating.

I am on Gilenya now and it does not interfere with what I want to do at all.

But that is just my experience.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Tipper81 Tipper81 is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Hampshire
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I've run six marathons on Tysabri. So far so good. This fall I'll be doing my seventh, the NYC Marathon.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Diana Diana is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New Jersey
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I'm on Tecfidera - no issues or side effects at all here. I could rave all day about how thankful I got on this drug. Only thing that affects my training is it makes my nose runny sometimes... but my nose did that anyway beforehand, so not a big deal. Get your butt on meds, and i'd suggest this stuff.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:16 AM
banshee banshee is offline
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Join Date: May 2011
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I've been on Copaxone and am on Tysabri now. Done Ironmans on each without any problems. With Copaxone, I had to be a little careful with the injection site on my quad - sometimes that might cause a little discomfort while training...but nothing really all that bad. With all of the new drugs out there, we are really fortunate to have a selection to pick from!
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:32 PM
pawpaw pawpaw is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 208

I am currently on Copaxone and have had no difficulty with my training, especially since it is now dosed three times a week. I have ridden 4 centuries this year.
I did have significant difficulty with Gilenya- restrictive lung disease and lowered VO2max.
It took a year for that to clear.
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:00 PM
Running funny Running funny is offline
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Canonsburg, PA
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I am also on Tecfidera and have not had any issues. I ran a marathon within the first month of starting it and I still did fine. I am running a half marathon tomorrow. Injection sites with Copaxone bothered me. Don't let the MS get any worse. good luck with your next event.
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