I have suddenly developed left jaw pain for the last 10-14 days. It is actually right in the joint of my jaw. No tooth pain or pain anywhere else in my jaw. Now I woke up this morning with pain in the right back of my neck. It & my jaw have hurt severely all day. It feels like a lymph node on back of neck and also left node behind my ear seems swollen but not sore like my neck. I am taking Tecfidera x 3 months. I do not have a fever although I feel like I do. Should I stop the Tecfidera ? Do I call my neurologist tomorrow? or regular doctor ? or dentist? I feel really sick and my left jaw & right back of neck or horribly painful. What do I do now? Dx'd with MS July 2015 :( Thank you so much...very scared. Reita
Call your neurologist ASAP for guidance on Tecfidera. It is ok to hold the Tecfidera temporarily. If you develop a fever, consider evaluation in urgent care or your PCP.
As always, urgent concerns should be addressed by your doctors over the phone or in their office. I hope you feel better soon.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
The HealthCare Journey Team would like to sincerely apologize. Your question came in to us on November 12th and Dr. Nielsen answered it that day...but somehow the email got looked over and we didn't post the answer. We are so sorry!