Last reply 6 years ago
Identifying symptoms

Hi all, I was diagnosed 6 years ago, started on Avonex and luckily have been symptom free since…or so i think. I am very careful to not put any ailment or tiredness down to MS i.e things like tiredness and forgetting things . I am keen to know how other people differentiate between what is a symptom or what isn’t MS related?

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6 years ago

that’s a big problem for me, are all the symptoms related to MS?
there are too many symptoms and they “come out” of different ways…

6 years ago

to be honest i rule out everything else first and then if its not caused by infection, virus, stress @ work/life factors then i start looking at blaming the ms!!

6 years ago

Hi Michael, i am new to MS and i was wondering the same thing. i have been getting headaches alot and my friend said it is MS related, but neuroligist said it isn’t. so what is and what isn’t MS. these past 7 months have been hard for me.

6 years ago

Hi Michael, I was on Avonex for just over a year and found that a lot of the side effects I got from the Avonex were very similar to MS symptoms (aching limbs, fatigue etc.) making it very difficult to identify what was what.

I think Becks approach is really good – rule everything else out first rather than assuming it’s MS – unfortunately having MS doesn’t prevent us from having other problems.

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