I’ve been taking Tecfidera since August 2016. I’m quite a red faced person in general and the facial flushing is still happening to me. I take aspirin beforehand (30 mins or 1 hour prior) and eat fatty foods (avocado, almonds etc) but sometimes my face will still look like I’ve been sitting in a sauna for 24 hours straight. As a result I take Tecfidera at around 3 pm and then again at around 11 pm to avoid the flushing happening while I’m at work as it is embarrassing and distracting, especially in meetings!
I know the general rule is take the Tecfidera 12 hours apart and I am worried that my timings mean it is having little/no effect. Does anyone know if this is the case? I’ve asked a few different nurses and I can’t seem to get a definite answer. Logically I think it means it probably isn’t having as good as an effect as it should given the levels will not remain consistently high but I am wondering if anyone has any useful info? I’m trying to avoid red face at work.