I have a question regarding relapse & remission and hope somebody can help with this.
Although not diagnosed as yet, everything is pointing toward MS.
Obviously I have been reading about the condition and here is where my question stems from. Most of what I read talks about relapse & remission but I’m not sure what the remission stage is.
I do suffer bouts where I am in screaming agony with pains in my back and cannot even attempt to walk but when these bouts are over I am still left with constant back pains (although greatly reduced), 24/7 burning inside my right leg and foot drop in my left. I find it hard to concentrate and feel tired all the time. My arms go extremely heavy and weak and I sometimes drop things. I lose my balance and am prone to fall over. I have ‘blank sposts’ and cannot bring into mind names of objects or peoples names. I’ll leave it there as I’m sure you get the picture. There has not been a day go by for a long time now that I am not experiencing 1 or more of the above…
So my question would be, with all this other stuff going on and my NEVER having a ‘normal’ day without something going on, is this considered a ‘remission’ period with the ‘screaming agony’ attacks being the ‘relapse’. I’m very confused and frustrated with this as I am reading that people with MS have ‘normal’ days after an attack…I don’t!!