I’ve been on Tecfidera since June and had barely any side effects. I had some pretty intense flushing after the very first dose, took me right back to summer sunburns as a kid with that bright pink face! The evening dose only had mild flushing, and there were a few isolated flushing episodes after that, 3 at most, and that’s been the only problems that I’ve had.
Paolo says I have guts of steel and concrete, lol, but that was more to do with the UK’s habit of only giving us a week on the lower dose for your system to get used to it.
I can take the morning dose with very little food now; tea and a single slice of wholemeal toast maybe, sometimes just 3 ginger nuts because I’m often just not interested in eating but I need to get the tablet taken to give me some leeway for taking the 2nd one, like Paolo, I try to get them closer to 12 hours apart if I can.
I regularly forget the 2nd one though, and end up getting out of bed in the middle of the night to take it. I feel I’m even more likely to forget the 2nd one if I don’t take the first one until mid-afternoon. I rarely ever take the 2nd one with food, I usually only do that if I’m feeling paranoid about forgetting it, and actually manage to remember to take it with my evening meal of course, lol.