last sunday i took a pretty bad fall and noticed that my numbness has intensified over the past few days...so i think its a relapse. i was out of my copaxone for about 3 weeks so that may be a part of it although i felt the same as i have for a year until i fell a week ago..and then things got worse.
It seems that the kind of fall makes a difference (it does for me). If it's severe enough, I think the stress is what gets the numbness/tingling/confusion to intensify. It will last from a little bit to weeks depending, again, on how bad the fall was.
And remember that stress will trigger just about anything, including a flare. So, do some relaxing, maybe some breathing meditation and think positive thoughts.
The breathing meditation is on my 'to do' list as much as possible because my emotions are wacky right now. Meditation helps me stay balanced (not easy for this crazy ol gal!).
I don't know if this helps but I do hope your increased symptoms retreat soon!
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I think the question would be, was there something with your MS ( like an incipient flare-up ) that caused the fall. It is entirely possible that a fall can trigger a relapse. We don't know exactly. One of the theories liking trauma (particularly head trauma) has to do with T-cells lymphocytes and other inflamatory cells, crossing the blood-brain barrier thereby triggering an immune response.
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