Hi everyone, I hope you can give me some perspective on my situation
I've had MS for 5 years & I'm 25. Most of my symptoms have been tingling & numbness. On average I have one relapse a year (right after new year) and they last approx 6 - 9 months. When I'm in remission the only symptoms I get is tingling in both legs when I do anything cardio more then a brisk walk and fatigue.
At the moment I'm experiencing my worst relapse so far. It started on New Years Eve and at the worst (1.5 months ago) I was using a crutch to help me when I walked as my left leg was very weak, aching and the knee would buckle alot. From the knee down it felt completely dead, at night I would touch it with my right leg and did not recognise it as my own, thinking it was my partners I would accuse him of speading accross my side of the bed
My balance is still off but much better, I don't need the crutch now and I manage better with stairs. It gets very cold and the ankle is stiff but the aching is gone and its numb but not completely dead feeling. Although in the last couple weeks I've had my first symptoms afftecting my bladder which I have some medication for. So my neuro says that its improved and will most likely continue to improve however this pattern of relapses every year means I could possibly get funding from the government for interferons.
I've never tried them and I don't really know many people with MS so its hard to get a good perspective on the situation and whether the interferons would be worth it so my question to you all is, what would you do? Do you think in my situation they would be worth taking or in the grand scale of things is my MS really not that bad?
Any help is greatly appreciated