Newly diagnosed

Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate) patients were asked to share some words with people who’ve been recently diagnosed with relapsing MS. Watch the video to see what they have to say.

The people who appear in these videos have experience taking TECFIDERA. They may or may not be currently on TECFIDERA. They have been paid to share their stories about living with MS. Individual experiences with TECFIDERA may vary. Talk to your healthcare provider to see if TECFIDERA may be right for you.

Saying yes to Possibilities

Words For The Newly Diagnosed

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At a recent conference, we caught up with a few TECFIDERA Peer Speakers and asked them to share their recent stories.

What would you tell someone who was recently diagnosed with relapsing MS?

Darla: You take every day as a new day,

Darla E.

Darla: And you live each day to the fullest, and enjoy them. And I feel that, in my case, that yes, I have MS, I live with MS, but I don’t let it control me.

TECFIDERA® (dimethyl fumarate) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. It is not known if TECFIDERA is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Darla: I would tell them don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Emily B.

Emily: One of the mistakes that I made when I was first diagnosed is that I didn’t want to tell anyone. And the more I started telling people what was going on, and that I had been diagnosed with MS and these were the struggles I was facing, the more understanding they were, and the more comfortable I felt living with MS because I had people supporting me everywhere I went.

Sherry: I thought my life was over.

Sherry K.

Sherry: And really, what I didn’t realize is, my life was just beginning. It was just taking a different chapter, and I just had to find out my answers. And along the way I did.

Doug: I think that people who are just newly diagnosed, just need to know that there is a comradery there. And that people do understand what you’re going through.

Doug W.

Greg: You can cultivate a life for yourself, outside of the disease.

Greg W.

Doug: And it’s very important to get different perceptions, because MS is different for everybody–even if you look alike.

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