annie - i assure you, you suffer greater side effects from fear and anxiety (nausea, cold sweats, sleeplessness, loss of appetite) than you will from tecfidera. so essentially, right now is as bad as it is going to get! hoorah!
should some side effects come along (and they probably will,) they can be dealt with very quickly and easily.
this is a good thing. tecfidera has shown excellent results and all without a needle or syringe in sight!
the biggest hurdle for you could be maintaining a positive mental attitude. so please indulge in some optimism and actually look forward to taking your pills!
FYI - my brekkie order of consumption is this: mug of coffee, glass of juice, four toast and jam (no marg or butter), tecfidera, two more toast, one more mug of coffee. not an egg to be seen!
good luck and be happy!