Darin has been on AUBAGIO for years. Keep reading to learn more about him—and his journey.
Individual experiences may vary.
AUBAGIO 14 MG
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Actual AUBAGIO patient who has been compensated by Sanofi Genzyme. Individual experiences may vary.
My name is Darin and I live in North Dakota. I use AUBAGIO for my relapsing remitting MS.
Darin is taking AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) 14 mg.
I have a family with four children—two boys and two girls—and a lovely wife. I work in the financial field.
I love to garden…and I enjoy being outside…and just being with nature. I'd much rather would be outdoors. I kill plants that are inside…by…I don't water them.
When I'm gardening I look at things and I can see progress being made. At the end of the season I get to pick my vegetables. I get to see my flowers.
If I had to describe MS in one word, it's stress. And gardening helps me relieve that stress.
"I had symptoms for about a month"
I was diagnosed in 1997, on June 6th.
In 1997, Darin was diagnosed with relapsing MS.
I had the symptoms probably about a month prior to, it wasn't a long period of time. My left side would tighten up. And I'd have to hold onto something to make sure that I maintained my balance. My doctor called me…and she said, "You have multiple sclerosis." I laughed. And she said, "That's not a reaction I normally get." I told her point blank, "I thought I had a brain tumor, I was gonna be dead in six months. This is a lot better, and I can live with this."
"I had a problem with injections"
My doctor strongly encouraged me to do something…I chose not to…I had a problem with injections. About six months later I had a massive attack. I was walking across a parking lot and I collapsed. Once I had my attack, I did go on one of my injectables. I was on my next injectable for about eight years. When I was taking injections, I found that it was tough to stay on a schedule. I had to think, "Where was my last injection?" because I had to rotate my sites.
"I can go on with the rest of my day"
Right before I started taking AUBAGIO, the doctor had to do some blood work.
Speak to your doctor about monitoring requirements for the first 6 months of taking AUBAGIO.
I talked to my wife extensively and told her I was interested in taking a pill once a day.
I loved the fact that AUBAGIO was a pill. It's once a day.
The most common side effects when taking AUBAGIO include: headache; diarrhea; nausea; hair thinning or loss; and abnormal liver test results. These are not all of the side effects of AUBAGIO.
I was aware that there were potential side effects. Luckily, I had no side effects whatsoever. Which was great for me.
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you. Darin spoke with his doctor about potential side effects.
I did have one relapse.
Darin started AUBAGIO 14 mg in 2012. Individual experiences may vary.
"You have to take charge of your life"
What I tell people when they tell me they have multiple sclerosis is, I tell 'em, "You have to take charge of your life. You have to make the decision that's right for you. It's your body. You need to be in control."
I take care of my life without thinking of my MS. I want to take it all in. That's why I take AUBAGIO.
Thank you for watching Darin's story.
AUBAGIO is available in 14 MG and 7 MG tablets SANOFI GENZYME
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GZUS.AUBA.14.10.1016a(2) October 2016