I'm trying to make sense of and identify when, where, why & how my symptoms have been 'manifesting' over the last few years.
Apart from the possibility of ON I can clearly identify at least two 'episodes' that floored me for 3/4 weeks at a time and involved a severe period of what fits in perfectly with the 'MS Hug'.
Apart from these one period is puzzling me though! I started feeling unwell and then had severe inflammation in my right breast - no infection. I had two lots of surgery for this. The first op removed a lump and some ducts and I had 12 weeks of daily wound packing by the community nurses. Unfortunately the inflammation persisted and I then had to have a major ductectomy - again followed by 12 weeks of painful packing.
During this period all my other symptoms were much worse - particulary the fatigue, stiffness & pins & needles.
What I'm puzzling about is throughout this period 3 years ago I suddenly suffered badly with regular Acephalgic Migraines - aura with no or very slight headache.
Typically my vision would suddenly go - starting with a large blind spot - both eyes - slightly to the right then quickly filling my whole vision.
In the centre would come a bright shimmering spot that slowly enlarges to a full blown jagged, shimmering, coloured arc that fills my vision. The whole thing lasts exactly 30 minutes. No headache follows - just nausea and left feeling washed out for several days
Apart from this 4/5 month period I have not had another one since.
If it turns out I do have MS would this be classed as a relapse?
Does anyone else have Acephalgic migraines with relapses?