Increase in symp due to illness?

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Increase in symp due to illness?

Postby Just_Me » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:24 am

Anybody notice a difference if you get a cold or other illness?
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Postby Absentee » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:23 pm

I definitely have when I have a fever. One time I got a very numb heel!
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Postby ElMarino » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:02 pm

The flu guarantees a relapse for me.
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Postby EyeDoc » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:46 am

I had fever last night and definitely felt a higher than normal amount of fatigue. It has carried over to today, as well.
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Postby CureOrBust » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:40 am

My ONLY known trigger for a relapse is a cold or flu. I have recently been using Amantadine & Tamiflu at the first signs of any flu/cold symptoms, and this step has made a huge reduction in my relapse rate.
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Postby MrsGeorge » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:16 am

Absolutely. every relapse I have had has immediately followed a cold or flu. Getting the sniffles terrifies me!
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Postby jml945 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:43 am

I haven't been officially dx with MS, but every time I get a cold or the flu my "symptoms" seem to flare up. I got sick this past week with the flu and every day since has been miserable... my legs feel incredibly weak, my vision in my left eye is blurry, having trouble concentrating etc. etc.
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