I’m Niko, 23, dx in 01/18 with mild RRMS. So far I’ve had 7 mild symptoms of which 4 were 100% healed, 2 were 70% healed and 1 was not healed at all. I have accepted these symptoms to be permanent since they are several years or at least 6 months old.
I’m in a pretty good state of mind with my MS and I’ve been dealing with it but now I’ve found myself from the middle of a some what ”bad” relapse. I’m using ”s because my MS is pretty mild to begin with and I have not lost mobility or anything like that. Its just that this is the first time I’m experiencing a multi-focal relapse, meaning that multiple different areas are affected.
So the relapse in question consists of 4 different symptoms. Firstly I have constant tingling sensation in my left ankle. Second my back feels uncomfortable and little bit weak. Thirdly my right leg feels slightly weaker and last my left arm has occasional twitches and is feeling stiff most of the time. The first two symptoms have lasted for around a month now and the last two for two weeks. All of my symptoms have healed a bit but then stopped healing. Does this mean what I have now will be permanent?
The fact that I’m struggling with this might seem stupid to you if you have more severe MS than I have. Its just that I’m pretty new to this and because of my MS is quite mild I’ve had the mindset that I’m almost healthy, so now that I have a lot of symptoms I feel really broken. Do you guys have any tips for me? What can I expect? What is the average length of an MS relapse? My doctor says I can’t harm my chances of recovery by doing exercise but I feel like its making it worse. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!