Hi All xxxx
I've been looking back & going over any acute/severe type problems I've had over the last 7 years. Most of the ones I have focussed on have (out of the context of MS) seemed bizzarre at the time - yet I ended up hospitalised & subsequently after routine type tests - sent home without explanation
However after looking at the various experiences of other peo- or most types of disorder that involves neurological or demyelating diseases x
One episode I can't find much about though - there is always one eh!! This was an episode where my fatigue & some other symptoms eg my eyesight, worsened dramaticlly over a few days - I then came out in the 'mother' of all rashes! It was weird to watch it's progression - It started on my bad leg, then crept all over my body - eventually it was in my eyes, ears, private parts - I was plastered in it basically!!
It looked exactly like urticaria - no small spots at all - no itching - no blistering - just these big red/purple wheals would appear - starting about the size of a 10p piece then they would get bigger & bigger before my eyes, then spread & merge into one!!
I literally was plastered head to toe when I went to my GP - he was pretty shocked at the severity of it and had me taken to hospital after a large amount of blood showed up in my urine test.
I was isolated & mmediately put on a saline and an antihistamine drip - this eased it very slightly - but really did nothing!
Altogether I was in isolation for 5 days until it eventually started to ease off - the Steroids they gave me on the 4th day actually finished it off in the end.
I was really ill for 3/4 weeks afterwards and it took a further month after that to recover - all this before going into an ON type episode with my eyes!
I never had a diagnoses - it was described at the time as 'atypical' - at no time did it itch in the slightest!!
I was not on medication/drugs etc at the time & any allergic reaction was ruled out - docs were totally puzzled.
I would say from start to finish I was ill for around 7 weeks altogether.
Has anyone else experienced/heard of this???
I wonder if this could be pointed to as a relapse? Should I mention it to the neuro??