Last reply 6 months ago
Length of relapses & what to do during?

Hey all,

I’m focusing on diet and sleep really hard trying to get out of the relapse I am in. I miss being able to walk across the street at a normal pace not looking like I’ve had a few pops…

How long does a relapse generally last?
Is it a good idea to rest/relax or do physical activity and push the limits (without harming myself obviously)?

Cheerssss! Hope everyone is having a good day!!

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6 months ago

@brian_fernandez, i have found rest to be best.

6 months ago

@brian_fernandez , there are no hard and fast rules regarding recovery times to a relapse. We’re all different.

Primarily, the inflammation on your Central Nervous System (CNS) has to resolve, then you can start to recover any lost function caused by the relapse.

Physical activity is good, but pushing the limits is not. Moderation is key, little and often.

6 months ago

Brian, try swimming, float, kick if you can, just walking in the water helps. Doesn’t matter if you can’t ‘swim’ just holding on to the side or walking helps. If you can swim 1/2 an hour in the water is the equivalent of half marathon without the stress! A very slow recovery is the best, don’t expect miracles, take things slowly and steady.🤞😍

6 months ago

@brian_fernandez, I was diagnosed with RRMS in May this year and have had 5 occurrences since then.
I am not on any treatment protocol yet (my neurologist is recommending me to a specialist for Cladribine, I have yet to hear further).
During my occurences I have lost all strength in my legs and have spent 4 days in hospital recovering the basic strength to walk.
I am recovering slowly, but carefully.
I’m now 60 and have been healthy for my life, until now.
Keep going, gently and slowly – it helps to be patient with yourself.

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