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Sorry but I honestly can't remember. I notice everytime I am sick since diagnosis but can't remember if I was sick when I had my first attack. I didn't even know it was an attack until 2 years later. I have had a couple of attacks after bad colds since though.
I dont know about my very first symptoms. However, every time after that I can remember, the only trigger I have had for a relapse is a cold or flu. I wasnt diagnosed until 10 years later, not directly after a relapse, just changing neuros.
I have now changed my regimine to now take TamiFlu (an anti viral, I am already on an anti bacterial) as soon as I get a flu/cold.
I think its not uncommon to have a relapse after a cold / flu
yooper wrote:Just curious.... Were you sick with a cold when you had your first attack?
No, my doctor thought I had a pinched nerve in my back causing my leg to go numb and suggested I try chiropractic. A month later I had optic neuritis and they stuck my head in a magnet. About a week later I had my diagnosis. My undiagnosed "attack" prior to that (numbness in my shoulder that ran down my arm and which lasted about a month) was about 8 years earlier and I can't remember being sick but I had recently started college so I was under a bit of stress at the time.
No, not as far as I can remember. My first symptom was a numb thigh, not funnily enough in the leg which later became the most affected......Sarah
An Itinerary in Light and Shadow Completed Dr Charles Stratton / Dr David Wheldon abx regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years. Still improving with no relapses since starting. Can't run but can paint all day.
My daughter has suffered with upper respiratory problems her whole life. It's funny...everytime she ends a supplement treatment, she immeidately gets upper respiratory problems! That is how we know she still needs to continue with supplements for strep bacteria infection.
One thing she did notice too...she had a very sudden and severe weight loss just before her most severe relapse before being diagnosed. My boss' daughter experienced the same thing.
Not really, but sometimes extreme fatigue can be nearly flu-like........
Chris55, that's really interesting about the weight-loss, I have found the same thing happens me as a relapse comes on me, even if I'm eating normally, it's like my system is burning up the energy quicker.
I've also noticed that I tend to get purple colouring under my eyes coming up to a relapse. And very pale.
I've always been the type to never get sick also. I was not sick when I had my first attack either. After the last two relapses I've had, both in the winter/spring months I have been sick with Sinus/ear infections. Both times the attack came after I was beginning to recover. I think there is a definite connection, but thats just me.
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