Woke up this morning fine.
Dropped off my son at pre school, went to YMCA to do my MS water aerobics class.
I noticed in my class that I was way off balance.
I have been using forearm crutches for the last few weeks.
I tried to go to kohls for Christmas presents. I walked in and was really struggling.
My body seemed to get increasingly weaker and weaker as the day progressed.
My hand keeps going numb with pins and needles also. Overwehlming fatigue.
I haven't had this kind of fatigue since right before my last flare up in October.
Does this sound like a flare up to anyone? And if so, can I have another flare up so soon after the last one?
It would be my third flare in seven months.
Tonight is my 8th night taking copaxone.
Any advice would be great. In October they gave me steroids and I didn't like them very much.
Thanks. It will really suck if I am flaring up right before Christmas. This MS is really starting to bug me. LOL!
I was told that if the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, it may well be a new flare up. My symptoms do what you are describing too- but usually it's due to overexertion. I just take it easy for a few days, then things generally start to feel better. Watch the fatigue though. In October I had a flare up too, and it began with me having to sleep (as if I was drugged) for most of several days. I didn't care for the steroids either, but I do think they helped.
I hope you can just rest, and feel better soon.
The pre-school routein and drop-off pick-up wears me out. Packing the 1 yr old with me is torture. I just keep telling myself that it is only 9 months until he is in school and onthe bus with his brother! Hang in there. I don't have mobility problems like you, but the Ms fatigue and children don't mix well.
I too feel worn down quickly, I think I have too much on my plate this year and my body just won't move on days. I've been having Vertigo spells more recently again and they really tire you out.
We have to take it easy, (Yes, that's what I tell myself), this year I'm having my family for xmas dinner, 14 people so far. My hubby will help out alot and once the family is here, I'm sure they will too.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.