jasfromtas 20/01/15
Last reply 3 years ago
Mild relapse or slow progression?

Ola all.

How do you tell the difference between a mild relapse or slow progression?

I have started having vertigo and motion sickness (as in, I move to ‘quick’ and get nauseous) in October, which has steadily got worse – now taking anti-nausea medication daily – and recently some sensory stuff (on/off on left foot, for the last month or so).

How do you tell if this is a relapse or slow progression? It is barely noticeable change from day to day (and all my other relapses have been pretty obvious – I can do something in the morning, cannot in the evening).

In November I saw 2 neurologists (both MS specialists) who said I am “not relapsing remitting, not primary progressive, something in between” – what ever that means, and to await Lemtrada (pending… pending… pending…)

They know about the vertigo/nausea. I am not keen to take steroids, but will if it helps. My life is packed enough at the moment trying to manage crutches, wheelchair mods and work (not to mention a packed social life) to take two weeks off feeling like death due to methylpred.

So how do I know if it is a relapse?

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3 years ago

@jasfromtas , I usually go to this website for a definition of what is and isn’t a relapse:-


Otherwise, I feel that the change of diagnosis from Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) to Secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) is very subjective. 😉

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