Whilst at my first check-up with the MS nurse after starting Tecfidera (after 3 months which should have been 1 month) I told the nurse that the only real side effect I experienced was severe skin flushing around 4 hours after taking morning dose (like really bad sun burn that only lasts an hour). He advised taking an aspirin in the morning (which I haven’t tried yet as I keep forgetting to buy them!)
I was then passed on to another nurse to get my bloods taken. This nurse was a research nurse working on the various side effects of the oral meds and helping out that day. She asked how I was getting on and I told her about the flushing and she asked if I got it everyday, I told her that it was much more common on the days that i worked (and ate either All Bran or Weetabix for breakfast). She asked if my diet was any different on the weekends and I told her that I often had boiled eggs or some sort of cooked breakfast at the weekend and she found this very interesting and advised eating much fattier foods to see if this helped. It just so happened that I then went on a little mini-break to a lovely hotel that made cooked breakfasts everyday and hey presto - no flushing. It’s good to know that there’s something other than more meds that can combat the side effects, however I don’t think my waistline could cope with a cooked or fatty breakfast everyday!