Last reply 10 months ago
Another relapse?

I’m supposed to be starting my 3rd year of a Mental Health Nursing degree tomorrow.
Yesterday my right foot went numb, it’s now travelling up my leg, currently to just past my knee.
I guess this means more lesions in my spinal cord?

I’m worried that this is the 2nd instance of relapse since my diagnosis on May 31st. Reading a lot about the amount of relapses in the first year and diseases prognosis 🙁

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10 months ago

@looweeze , is this numbness a new symptom or the return of an existing symptom?

Whichever it is, it’s your body telling you that it’s not pleased with you. I can see that the anxiety of starting your 3rd year is affecting you. As is the worry about the apparent speed of your MS progression and your prognosis.

Tied in with your lack of quality sleep, you are an MS accident waiting to happen.

We talk a lot about stress being a major driver behind MS progression and this seem to be a prime example.

You have to manage these situations better than you are presently doing. Try and float above all this stress……….

10 months ago

@stumbler my first relapse started with numbness in my limbs, but this is a new symptom since my remission.
I guess it’s frustrating because I’m doing all the things – meditating, exercise, quitting smoking and I thought i’d see more of a difference.

Genuinely looking forward to being back at uni, trying to rise above stress is stressful in itself 😅

10 months ago

@looweeze , you are to be applauded for those lifestyle changes. There will definitely be a benefit.

How’s your sleep at present. Is it still causing a problem?

Yes, stress is an everyday occurrence, but it’s how we manage this stress which is important. For each stressful event, you have to ask yourself, “is this worth damaging my health for?”.

Stressful events are transitory, but your health is something you need long term. So, you need to find the right perspective.

Good luck with the degree. This country sure needs people like you, so keep yourself healthy. 😉

10 months ago

Is there any reason you’re not on treatment?

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