Last reply 6 years ago
what counts as a relapse?

Left hospital 8th september.was doing realy well recovering til me & my mate had to beat a dog (american bulldog) to stop it from killing his litl after my right arm felt like fire,relapse?.now i have a major chest infection,possibly pneumonia & my right leg has lost all sensation

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6 years ago

But still moves ok.i don’t like wasting the ms nurses time but when do i call them & ask for steroid treatment? I get a hug at least once a day.are these normal symptoms that come and go or should i be doing something about them?

6 years ago

my ms nurse says a relapse is the emergence or return of symptoms that last for 24 hours or more. i think if you’ve had a shock, nerves can get a bit fried. ms hug is particularly linked to stress for me. also all symptoms return when you have an underlying infection or illness. i keep my ms nurse up to date by email, if i’m having a suspected relapse she suggests a blood/ urine test to rule out an underlying infection. i asked my neuro a similar question once and was baffled by his reply of ‘the normal ebb and flow of ms’. i remember being so angry because i wanted an answer not vagueness but now i sort of understand what he meant. get your infection sorted first, and keep your nurse up to date it’ll make her job easier to know whats going on. take care

6 years ago

Thank you for the advice.the burning in my arm has been there for a couple of weeks now & came on the day after dog first episode came a week after my dog got ripped apart by an american bulldog so all the shock & stress must play a big part in my flare ups & leg has been numb since chest got bad.feel stupid because i think i should of got in touch with nurse earlier.thanks again for the advice.much needed cos i’m still a novice 🙂

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