In general numbness, pins and needles, optic neuritis and weakness etc are symtpoms that come and go for most people with MS. What about spasticity does it stay ? I was wondering if the muscles have started a new spasticity journey and forget to back track - ie they just slowly keep tightening!
I read that in spinal injury cases spasticity can appear months after the actual injury and get progressively worse.
In my case I had an attack of something (MS looking unlikely) in Nov 2008 with numbness, weakness l’hermittes etc. Felt back to normal by Feb 2009 (95%) ish. Then in October 2009 started to feel tightness in right calf and right quad muscles after exercise. This has gradually continued to get worse making walking and balance difficult now. I had MRI in 2011 and 2012 both showing the one spinal cord lesion. My lumbar punctures have been negative too.
I have tried baclofen and Tizanidine. Neither of them made any difference to the stiffness, although they would make great sleeping tablets! I am seeing the neuro again in 2 weeks and was wondering what I could ask him for.
My key question is can the spasticity vanish the way other symptoms can?