Hi all, I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2015 after first experiencing symptoms in 2013. I’ve been well since then and went on to get married and have a baby. My son is now 12mo and I’ve just experienced a relapse – the biggest one I’ve ever had. I’m unable to control much of the left side of my body and am sad and scared.
My docs have been amazing and I’ve managed to see everyone I’ve needed to these last few days since the relapse happened. During my meeting with my consultant my husband and I were told I need to start tecfidera immediately and put away any plans of having more children. This is based on further activity in my brain shown in a recent MRI, the relapse I’m currently experiencing and the fact that he wants me to start DM treatment straight away and that means no trying for a baby.
I wanted to ask if there were any mums/parents out there who have been faced with similar issues? I’m in my mid-30s and whilst I’m not planning a baby straight away, I’d love to be able to give me son a sibling and feel like I’ve got to make a horrible choice between that and my health. Feeling sad and despair-y.
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