I was diagnosed in December after having my first official relapse & have been experiencing some day to day symptoms…however this weekend I was hit with extreme fatigue after having a busy day shopping. I thought I knew what tiredness & fatigue was until now! My body felt like it was weighed down by something & I wasn’t able to move how I normally do.
In light of this I have some questions…
It feels like now that I have the diagnosis, all of these different things are suddenly starting to happen to me….why didn’t I feel them happen before I was diagnosed?
I think I thought I would feel ‘normal’ in between relapses and symptoms would only occur during these times…why is this not the case & why did I not feel any of the ‘day to day’ symptoms before?
Does it have anything to do with increased damage to the myelin sheath from the relapse and this is why I didn’t have any symptoms before my relapse.
My partner & I are both confused by this… Are the symptoms in my head? Am I imagining it & in turn making it happen because I know it’s a possibility?
I apologise to go off on one & I’m sorry if this doesn’t make any sense.
I would really appreciate any advice on this.
Thank you. x