I also have rrms and was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago.
I didn’t qualify initially for dmt’s due to limited relapses.
I was given a pack from my MS Nurse which gave easy to read info on the various drug options.
I chose Tecfidera as it had one of the highest % of increasing time between relapses.
i started it in December 2017 and the only side effects I had and still get occasionally were flushing in the face and upper body (feels and looks a bit like sunburn) and stomach bloating (not too bad but just enough to annoy).
a bit of a coincidence but I had an MRI scan with contrast dye this morning to see if I have any active lesions.
hopefully I don’t as I am quite happy with Tecfidera and If I do I may have to look at alternatives.
I have never had any time off work since my diagnosis but I too was worried about side effects.
For a whole year I kept a log on my phone of exactly what I ate at each meal and took the tablets during my breakfast then again at evening meal. It was more for my own piece of mind really and after a year I just stopped recording as I was doing well on it.
i was originally told by my nurse that I should take it with protein and fat but after a 6 month check up with my consultant she intimated that as long as it’s food it should be fine.
to be honest now I eat anything and everything when I take it and feel exactly the same.
obviously I wouldn’t want you to base anything around my experience as you’ll find your own way but try not to worry too much.
also listen to your nurse when you get one as mine has been fantastic.
All the very best.