If you research this you will find a great deal of conflicting info. But anecdotally, many MSers report no trouble with surgery and symptoms. I am one.
Almost 2 years ago I suffered injuries that meant 3 fractures of my right ankle, surgery, rehab, and lots of physical therapy and recovery time. In some ways the damage is permanent, but nevertheless I needed the surgery or I wouldn't be walking now.
So my recommendation is that if surgery is necessary, then it is. No point in worrying about possible fallout in that situation. You will find many MS patients who have not suffered a relapse due to surgery, and we have discussed that quite a few times in the 5 years I have been on the forum. Try changing your search terms a bit to find these posts.
Thanks for your responses. I'm having a hysterectomy done in a couple of weeks. It is necessary, so no matter what people respond, I'm having it done regardless. I was just curious as to what people have experienced.
Thanks for the comments. I've already had one surgery this past May with no problems, but it wasn't major surgery like this.
Hi Laura, I had a hysterectomy last October. I didn't experience any relapses. However, my legs are very spastic/tight - and I had to make sure to get up and walk around, or my legs would get worse and more tight from lack of moving around.
I think my neuro stopped my Copaxone for about 2 wks. Which was nice to take a break from it.
I don't think you will have any problems with the surgery related to your MS.
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