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High and low pressure changes

Hi all,

Was just wondering if any of you find that your ailments are heightend during weather fluctuations ( changes from high to low pressure and vice-a-versa).

For me my symptom is dizzyness, it increses slightly during the pressure change.

Does anyone find that these presssure changes after them in any way?

Sharon. x

Hi Sharon,

How funny, I was going to post along similar lines yesterday! I had the crampiest day for ages - I’d taken the max I’m allowed of both Baclofen and Diazepam, but was still cramping up - both legs/feet. Hadn’t done anything out of the ordinary to account for it, but guess what? Rain was on the way - first time in a few days. I haven’t actually made a note of the barometric pressure on various days, but for me, symptom increase seems to be associated with damp - which probably amounts to the same thing. Pressure falls - rain comes. I’m not a great one for keeping symptom diaries, as I think it encourages dwelling on them, but I’ve often thought it would be interesting to see if there’s a correlation with the weather.

Tina

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Hi Tina,

Thanks for your reply. I am not on any medication as i had my initial attack 2 years ago and my consultant told me that you only go on medication if you have a relapse. I have spoken to him about these pressure changes and he just raised an eyebrow ( it was new to him ).

For myself i find that with every pressure change it affects me, something that did not affect me before my MS. For me i feel there is a connection, well for me anyway.

Sharon. x

Hi Sharon,

There’s medication and there’s medication!

Whilst disease modifying drugs (DMDs) may not be indicated (indeed, you probably don’t meet the eligibility criteria) if you’ve never had a second relapse, it certainly doesn’t mean you’re not allowed anything for symptom relief.

Are your symptoms painful or troublesome to you? If so, you should be pushing for something to ease them, as there’s absolutely no rule you can’t have anything unless you have another relapse. I am a no-DMD person too (my choice, but with my neuro’s complete backing - I was only a borderline qualifier in the first place). However, regardless of that, I absolutely wouldn’t (couldn’t!) do without symptom relief. Without it, I change from someone you’d hardly guess had MS, to someone with two wooden legs!

Tina

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