Maybe this is a silly question, but…
I’m new to MS (or reasonably so, only started with def symptoms in Jan + only Dx in April time ish). I’m waiting for an appointment with the MS team (am under another neuro for epilepsy, thus the speedy Dx). Since the first symptoms though (ON in Jan), I had a relapse in June - August, and now I’m having another one (basically the same symptoms, though this one only started about 1-2 weeks ago). I’ve already seen my GP (emergency appointment last week, when nausea really took hold), so have completed a 5 day course of Steroids already. However, over this week, the fatigue has just gone mad (it was building already, but now it’s crippling) + then today I’ve had the wonderful MS ‘hug’ back (I had it last time too, but mainly down my left side). It feels like I’m having a heart attack when it first hits, and my whole neck, face and upper body feels like it’s burning / on fire (I’d def scream if anyone touched me when it’s at its worst). Anyhow, I got another emergency appointment for today (telephone), however, the GP never rang - I’ve been back in bed for almost 8 hours today (since 12 noon ish). So now I have these increasingly worsening symptoms of another relapse (though at the moment, I seem to be having some light relief in terms of the pain / symptoms), having already finished a course of Steroids, and have no idea of who to contact / where I should go / when I should go there? Maybe I’m just over-tired (though how, having spent so long in bed, I don’t know), but I’m totally fed up, and whilst I can put up with the symptoms as they are right now, I don’t want to be back in the pain I have been earlier today (and more so, for days on end during my previous relapse). Is there a point at which I should go to A&E rather than wait to see if I can speak to my GP again tomorrow, and if so, what’s that point + how do you know (I know it sounds silly - sorry!)?