I was diagnosed two months ago with CIS after 5 months of various symptoms including numbness and tingling in legs and arms as well as spasms and loss of use at times. Been feeling ok for two months and now symptoms of numbness and tingling have returned. Is this normal ??
I apologize for forgetting to address your question. Yes, it is normal for symptoms acquired in one MS attack to flare up from time to time. Sometimes this can be due to physical or emotional stress or it can be due to other things such as illness. This doesn't necessarily mean that there is new damage. However, what it could be due to is damage to the nervous system which hasn't healed yet and is under stress for some reason such that your body cannot compensate and work around the damage. Unfortunately, the truth is that some damage that causes symptoms may never go away. For example, I have had neuropathic pain in my right foot ever since my diagnosis in 1999. Some days are better than others and some days or worse. The thing to watch out for is completely new symptoms or dramatic worsening of old symptoms that stick around. This situation could signal that a new attack or relapse is occurring.