Hmmm well early on for me I had attacks each christmas, yaaaay! In my first two years I had:
Days where I felt I had aged from 23 to 80 and it was hard to walk and I got so tired (This eventually passed)
Totally numb legs that made it hard to drive a manual car (I got an Auto, it’s fantastic!)
Numb hands like I’d just had them sitting in the freezer for 20mins and I will admit it nearly drove me insane! (This passed too)
Nearly blind so that I couldn’t see what was sand and what was water on the beach (Sunglasses really helped, and just sitting drinking something nice and cold)
All of this may sound a bit horrible, but it did right itself. I’m assuming from your post that you haven’t been diagnosed for too long, a year or two? All I know is that my symptoms were crazy and intense in the first few years, and then I began to have christmasses where I didn’t have an attack really.
At the moment I have very gentle numbness over most of my body, but it’s nothing, my feet are the most numb, a tiny loss of balance, and the ever present fog vision in my right eye. Pretty much a small bit of each attack has stayed, sometimes it gets worse, sometimes it just stays as it is and I get used to it and don’t even notice anymore.
I am on weekly Avonex intramuscular injections and either I naturally stopped having intense attacks or the drugs finally started making a difference, but that took about 2 years. It seems to be a similar drug to yours? I thought it wasn’t working and secretly hoped it wasn’t so I didn’t have to have them anymore, but I do think they are working now. For some reason I wasn’t too worried most of the time about things getting worse. If I do end up in a wheelchair, then in my mind I’ll get really buff arms and I would make sure I had an offroad one (maybe even one with pedal power too so when I can use my legs, I can sit while pedalling).
Steroids helped make the attacks go away faster but I was left with traces of the attack. Aand numbness seemed to take eons to go away for me. And the eye stuff too.
I don’t know if anything here has helped really, the only thing I know for sure is that the first few years are crazy and the Avonex/rebif stuff may take a few years to really kick in?