For the last 9 years or so, I have experiences relapses which have begun about November time. However, I have onlt known that they have been relapses for the last 2-3 years, so I’m not good at controlling them.
I always know when I’m in a relapse but I am not aware of when things are improving, and when the relapse finishes. I do, however know that I’m better from Feb / March onwards. That makes me think that my relapses last 4-5 months.
I’ve just seen a neurologist who told me that a maximum relapse length is usually 4-6 weeks; so therefore after being in this relapse for a month already, I should almost be over it. Any comments on that? Does the remission (getting well again after the relapse) take a while to get over?
I’m sleeping every spare minute I have and hoping this will be enough to get over the relapse. I’m still managing to work my part time hours. The dr has advised I take 2 weeks (or more) off work, but I’m very reluctant to do that because I’ve had so much time off work, and I teach so I don’t want to let my kids down.
Any advice on getting over a relapse? Like I say, I definitely know what one is but then I don’t know how to deal with it. If my relapse has not gone in 2 weeks, I may be given IV steroids. The dr recommended tablet form initially, but I declined because they made me feel horrendous last time. Am I correct thinking that the IV has less severe side effects. The nurse + dr say they are similar, but I’m not so sure!