general illness

Hi all,

Just wondering how ms affects everybody with normal day to day bugs? Ie coughs, stomach bugs etc? My son very graciously gave me a stomach bug and it took him a day to get over it and im on day 3! Plus the added bonus of my legs and back being their usual numb and tingly selves! Only just been diagnosed so just interested to find out if it takes longer to get over these (bugs) now? Thanks in advance x

Hi Helen, the thing is when we have a certain diagnosis, it is all too common to blame that condition for just about everything that happens, when it might be nothing to do with it.

Having said that, everydays bugs can take a worse toll on MS.

If you`re worried, why not ring your MS nurse and ask her opinion.