I presented with optic neuritis and l’hermittes sign 6-7 weeks ago. Mri found lesions and I’m awaiting a neuro appointment (23 December, how thoughtful!)
lhermittes and left flank burning had given way and is gone but I now have sensitive skin on a very specific part of my left tummy and back and Achilles / heel / ankle pain.
My question: what is a relapse? A new symptom persisting over 24 hours - yes. But when you get rid of one and immediately get another, is it probably the same lesion doing more damage or do you think it’s altogether new and just coincidentally close to the first / previous symptoms?
my biggest fear was, and to some extent continues to be, that I will progressively get worse, but the fact that some symptoms vanish has made me more confident that perhaps they are related but not progressively getting worse.
Unofficially, I’ve been given rrms as a diagnosis but they’re leaving it to neuro to confirm.
is this typical ?