Why does everyone hope to see sides if they're seeing the intended effect?
I didn't feel any of the sides when I used it, but two weeks later my skin was much darker. If I were you, I'd keep a constant dose of whatever you started at (or possibly even lower it) and slowly build up a tan. (In me, MTII took a while to build up, I kept getting darker after I stopped using it for about a week, then SLOWLY started to get lighter. I was using .5mg/day for the first week, then .5mg eod after that and I got darker than I had wanted, and at a faster rate than I had wanted at that.
FWIW, I haven't taken a shot of MTII in about a month, at least, and I'm still darker than I would normally be in November. When I start up again, I'll probably start with .25mg eod for about a month and adjust from there.
Another FWIW, I'm a pretty fair skinned guy.