Last reply 1 year ago
Relapse or not?

Hi , Paul is having symptoms of electric shock in his head and severe nausea and the pain is traveling down his leg. He went to clinic last year with a similar thing and was told no relapse? Not sure what to do! Please any help will be appreciated.

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stumbler
1 year ago

@sonya74 , can I assume that Paul is your partner and that he has MS?

Slight electric shocks can be caused by L’Hermittes Sign (https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/lhermittes-sign) . This can travel down the spine.

If this is a repetition of old symptoms, then it’s unlikely to be a relapse. However, it is possible to aggravate our symptoms, if we contract an infection, e.g. cold/flu, UTI, etc.. But, these symptoms should quieten down after the underlying infection is cleared.

I would contact Paul’s MS Nurse on Tuesday for a bit of reassurance.


sonya74
1 year ago

Thank you, yes he’s my partner. He was diagnosed wit RRMS 16 months ago. He has had this before, but they said it was migraines , he’s suffered migraines for 30 years and saif he’s never had a migraine that has been like this. All the MS nurse does when we have phoned is told him to go to his GP and then the GP prescribes him with a medication and the hospital then ask Paul why he is on it?? We explain, but to be honest he says it’s a waste of time going because he never gets anywhere. This is worrying because we really don’t know much about what is happening.
Thank you


stumbler
1 year ago

@sonya74 . there’s an interesting research paper here on headaches and MS :-

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/research/research-updates/updated160509-headaches-more-common-during-relapse

I used to suffer with migraine, but they stopped shortly before my first physical MS symptom…….

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