This is my 1st post. I was diagnosed with MS last June (2014). I have slow progressive and in my MS nurses words relatively benign!! My question is; my MS symptoms became obvious after the birth of my 1st child 10 years ago. I experienced tingling, balance problems, organisation problems and many many more that were not understandable at the time. W Now with the MS diagnosis, it all fell into place.
Why does child birth seem to trigger MS relapse. My pregnancy, and further pregnancy 3 years later (although I believe I suffered serious MS symptoms until 1 year ago), was amazing, I loved being pregnant. My ex-husband (ex I believe now because I was seriously suffering due to MS, we didn’t know this so could not adjust our relationship accordingly) and I struggled to set up a new home for our new family but we were happy. I understand, to a point, MS and it’s varying nature. I loose the understand when I think why did it all go sooo wrong after I have my 1st child. I look back at my life and think as early as my teenage years, I could if I tried hard enough pinpoint incidents which could be classed as MS symptoms.
I suppose what I am trying to say is I am struggling to understand why the birth of my 1st born triggered such changes in my MS that I could no longer ignore my strange health.