I am just coming off Plegridy to go on Tecfidera, though I’m in southern Ireland. I thought it was available in all Europe now…? Perhaps not. Did you not ask why Kings it’s not available through them?
Anyway, I began Plegridy July last year. I chose it for what I thought would be the ease of administering the drug and the slight side effects. I had a second relapse in mid September and had a week in hospital on iv steroids. That relapse has left a marked difference in my walking, sad to say. The flu like symptoms were mild, a couple of Paracetamol sorted them. However, apart from the spectacular red/black injection site reactions that remain for a month, for me the deal breaker was the low moods/depression. Bang on cue the day after injection, I would not want to get out of bed. When I eventually did resurect, I would spend the day weeping for no reason at all. I was very angry too. This would last 2/3 days and then I’d be back to normal. My recent mri done for comparison, showed no changes, so Plegridy was working. However, for me, those side effects were just too much, and they were avoidable with alternatives.
Hope you get on okay with Avonex.