Along these same lines, this leads me to a question: how often should you be reporting symptoms to the neurologist...especially when they're very minor in nature? The reason I ask is because I had a major exacerbation back in December, which I have completely recovered from (severe paresthesia/ataxia/foot drop of the left leg). However, over the course of the last day or two, I've experienced a very mild tingling in certain spots on my left arm and the tip of my left thumb. Nothing at all like my exacerbation, and at times, it's barely perceptible. However, it's been 24 hours, and it's still here. I should mention that there's no weakness, shakiness, or loss of strength in the arm; in fact, I was just at the gym today, and lifting moderate to heavy weights as I normally do.
Basically, my question is this: should I be reporting every minor symptom, or every one of these mild flares to my neurologist? I've also had a couple of very small transient flares that have lasted for only a couple of hours. Thing is, I don't want to have to start a round of meds everytime I get a small amount of numbness, and in addition, if I report every minor symptom to my doctor, I think he's probably going to get tired of hearing from me after a while.
I know that in terms of these symptoms, some of these things are just part of the package and we have to live with them, and I don't want to make a big deal out of something that isn't giving me any trouble. However, I'll be starting Rebif in the next couple of weeks, and the other thing that I was concerned about is whether or not it would be wise to start Rebif until such time as this flare clears up. I'd appreciate any advice in this matter.