It takes time to get to know your own variety of MS, even if 10 people are all diagnosed with RRMS, they will each have their own variety of ‘normal’, and what seems to be an everyday symptom for person 1, can be a relapse for half of the others.
So it’s a bit difficult to say. The MS Trust says:
To be considered a new MS relapse:
old MS symptoms must have become worse or new symptoms appeared
Most people with MS experience some symptoms continuously, but between relapses this background level will remain more or less stable. It’s when symptoms change that you may be having a relapse.
symptoms must last for at least 24 hours
However, relapse symptoms generally last for days, weeks, or even months.
symptoms must occur at least 30 days from the start of the last relapse
MS symptoms should have been stable for about one month before symptoms become worse or new symptoms appear.
there must be no other explanation for the symptoms
Heat, stress, infections and other factors can make symptoms worse and can be mistaken for the start of a relapse. When these are dealt with, the symptoms will improve.
(See https://www.mstrust.org.uk/about-ms/ms-symptoms/managing-relapses for more information)
So, it could be either. I know that my relapses always took months and months to get remission from. It generally seemed to take so long that it would only be after months had elapsed that I’d suddenly think ‘oh, my right leg seems a bit better’ (or whatever!)
It can take years to get to grips with what is going on with your body. I recommend starting a health diary. I’ve got an app on my iPad and phone that has my health diary that I’ve been keeping for nearly 7 years now. Without writing down what symptoms feel like, I’d never remember!! But any kind of diary works, whatever you’re most comfortable with, the traditional type of handwritten diary, just a written notebook or Word file, or an app. It just helps to keep track.
All the best.