When you get a virus, it can often make your MS symptoms worse. Even just your fatigue level. And that then makes everything seem like you’re slogging uphill carrying one of the stones from Stonehenge on your back (maybe a small exaggeration there!).
And if it’s already a nasty virus, then no wonder you feel so dreadful. It’s not man flu. It’s just horrible.
Feeling like you’re going downhill since diagnosis is quite common. Are you relapsing remitting? And are you on a DMD? If you are still having relapses, then maybe it’s not the right DMD. If you’re RR and on a DMD but still feel like you’re going downhill, then it could be your muscles that are getting weaker. Or that small relapses that you’re not really noticing are causing insidious damage. Viruses like the one you have now won’t help either.
When the virus is over, maybe you should try to see your MS nurse to talk through how you’re doing overall?
I hope the cold improves soon. And you start to feel a bit better.