Hi there, hope you are all doing well? Hoping for some advice no matter how small.
Some background…I’m lucky enough to have seemingly very mild MS so this is first expereince of a post diagnosis relapse.
First known relapse was in 2003 - lost the feeling in my entire left leg from groin to toes for 3 months, started limping, etc. Fixed itself, had MRI and was told didn’t have MS.
2008: Another change in sensation, another MRI/Visual Evoked Potentials and diagnosed with no relapses since. No DMD’s yet either thankfully.
Over this past weekend I noticed the exact same feeling in my left leg again (numbness, weakness, change in sensation) my left hand appears to be affected too.
So trying to get hold of my MS Nurse but she is off today. Got in touch with my GP and got an appointment for 4pm today (brilliant!) Question now is whether I need to go on Steroids or not.
How do you know what to do? what determines going on steroids? What’s the difference between oral and IV? What should I expect if I am put on a course?
Also I’m due some facial reconstruction surgery imminently (I had a massive accident in 2009), would you go ahead with that? It involves general anaesthetic.