Last reply 3 months ago
Weakness episodes

Hi, I would be really grateful if anyone could tell me whether they have experienced significant weakness in their legs (arms too, but not quite to the same degree, although still alot of weakness by comparison to the norm) that just came on suddenly and lasted around two to three weeks max, before strength came back? I’ve experienced this twice, several months apart but I still don’t know whether it was the MS or one of my other health conditions which caused both episodes, although I suspect MS. Thank you so much x

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3 months ago

@dizzyjc , anything which activates our compromised immune system will potentially cause our MS symptoms to flare up.

This is referred to as a “pseudo-exacerbation”, a temporary worsening of MS symptoms, until the cause of the immune system activation is resolved.

3 months ago

Sounds like a ms exerbation i keep a journal! I’d at least call your nuroligest and let them know they can treat you with steroids to help you get your sttenght back and also psychial thearpy

3 months ago


We all have challenges; M.S. is the one we share on this site. I notice from your previous post that you have Raynaud’s – lost my first wife to Scleroderma 25 years ago.

We could talk about loss of muscle (mine in my legs is ridiculous) but I rather you focus on your quality of life. Seriously!

Who are your friends? Do you have family to lean on? What makes you happy? These are not M.S. questions – every single person on the planet should know the answers.

Then follow your path in life; having fun along the way…

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