Going through a bit of a bad time at the moment and wondering if anyone could advise me because although I was diagnosed with MS 7 years ago now I have only recently had my second big relapse and so my knowledge on what to expect in terms of recovery is quite limited - so any advice would be really appreciated! Although I will say first off I know it is different for everyone.
So 3 weeks ago I woke up with numbness in my right leg, over the next few days this spread across my stomach and down my left leg. I immediately went to the hospital and was given iv steroids for 3 days and then 2 weeks tapering off dose. However list I was having the steroids the symptoms spread, and by the 5th day of the relapse I had the aforementioned numbness and found it very difficult to move my left leg, I was essentially dragging it. I remained in hospital for a few more days whilst they ran tests - MRI came back as followed - nothing new to report on my brain since my last MRI years ago, but a 1 new lesion on my thoradic spine which explained my legs!
So - this was 3 weeks ago - after 2 weeks my walking is back to normal! No longer dragging my leg and the heaviness has somewhat subsided which is great. However, since finishing my steroid course 2 days ago I have noticed that whilst my walking is back to normal, the numbness has increased and my legs also now feel very tingly - very uncomfortable to touch, and I also have an awful headache (although the headache may just be tiredness). Sorry for the long post,if anyone has managed to get through this basically my main question for you, if you have any idea, is whether whilst recovering from a relapse is it normal for additional symptoms ie the increased numbness and tingling to become a bit worse? Could it be another relapse just 3 weeks after my last? Quite confused and scared - and advice would be v much appreciated x