nobody knows how much DMDs help.
i just take them and am grateful for our nhs and not having to pay thousands for the drugs.
i was on copaxone daily injections for a few years in which i didn’t have a relapse.
then my injection sites started to hurt so i kept skipping the painful areas.
this led to me developing atrophy on one arm.
when my ms nurse saw it she said that i wasn’t to inject again and put me on tecfidera.
it’s been a couple of years now and i have to say it’s easy once your body is used to it.
the most common side effects are gastric issues and flushing.
however both of these can be managed by eating before taking it.
i found it better to take it halfway through a meal, sort of trapping it between 2 lots of food.
the flushing can be a pain in the bum because it makes me as orange as donald trump - not a good look!
again it doesn’t happen if i eat first.
so make sure you eat first.
if you aren’t a breakfast person, you can take it at lunch time. there just has to be at least 4 hours between the tablets.
if it doesn’t agree with you, you can change to a different DMD.