I was diagnosed with RRMS seven years ago but believe I’ve had MS for 25 and am now 51. I’ve been very lucky as have had few symptoms and only a handful of relapses. Of those only one was serious in that I had quite bad balance issues and walked with a limp for a few months. And that was 14 years ago now. I’m not on any medication as I’ve always been scared of the side effects.
For the last few weeks I’ve been feeling that my balance is deteriorating and I’ve had ‘jumping’ vision (nystagmus). And for the last couple of days I’ve been feeling as though my legs don’t work properly and I’m having to concentrate on every step.
This seems to have come a few weeks after a prolonged period of stress and a holiday in hot climes. Also I seem to be starting the menopause and have been having regular hot flushes. I know that stress and heat are not good for us.
I’m terrified that I’m now starting to deteriorate after years of pretty good health and maybe paying the price for not taking DMDs. Or have I just forgotten what a relapse feels like?! I don’t have a neuro appointment until January and my MS nurse is on holiday!