I am a bit new to the site, but have been reading all the great info for a while - hope you don't mind if I join in? This site seems to be a fantastic font of information, and I admit to my ignorance! I am fortunate enough to have a husband, and am enjoying raising our two little boys, and am still working full time as I have all my life, though I am currently re-considering that.
Background: Have had ms for about 8 years relatively benignly, but it got a bit nasty last year - had three horrible relapse in 5 months and no longer completely recovered from them as I had in the past. I have been on Avonex since March 2007. MRI in Dec2006 revealed 3 active lesions - one in brain and two in neck (one big one mainly causing symptoms). Had another MRI a few days ago and brain and small lesion in neck no longer enhancing, big lesion in neck still enhancing. My neuro now thinks that I am fine and seems disappointed that I don't feel fine! I still have sympyoms in right arm and leg - mainly numbness, pain, poor motor co-ordination. I am also very fatigued on occasion...
Here's my question: am I in remission, and if so, should I be 100% fine? Why am i fatigued still, no energy on bad days, or if I do too much, lots of burning pain and cramps/spasms etc especialli in rt arm. Not sure if he is implying that it is in my head - is it common to still have symptoms and feel awful at times between relapses, or is there something else wrong?
Sorry to bug you guys, but would really benefit from your collective wisdom and experience - please tell me if I am going off my head? he even said that I was cured.....(sounds bizarre to me as I thought that there was no cure
Thanks a stack for any input or advise.