I would really appreciate an opinion on whether or not I have had a second relapse.
I had what was diagnosed as ‘clinically isolated syndrome’ (CIS) a year ago. I had numbness on my right side with stiff arm, lack of dexterity and fatigue. MRI found a lesion on my spine and lumbar puncture found oligoclonal bands. My symptoms recovered in around 7 weeks and I was left with numbness in my finger tips. I had a 6 month MRI scan which was clear so I was told there was only a 20% chance of anything happening again (at which point I could be diagnosed with MS).
A month ago I had a 2 week spell of dizziness (not experienced before) and numbness spreading in my right hand to forearm where I had had it before. The dizziness has pretty much subsided, though not totally, and the numbness hasn’t got any worse but I have been left with numbness to my entire hand. Also experiencing slight L’hermittes which I had previously.
My question is - is this a second relapse? I thought that they needed to last at least a few weeks. I am worried because I am going on a skiing trip in just over a week (my first ever!) and I feel concerned that something might happen while I’m away. I also need to buy insurance for my trip and don’t know if I should declare an existing condition.
Any advice gratefully received.