Is it true that it is common to be followed by a new attack
As with any surgery, it's important that the medical team is aware of a patient's history and current medication, but no, it is NOT correct that surgeries are commonly followed by new MS episodes. There would be no real standard mechanism by which this could hold true. Is it supposedly the stress of the medical procedure? Is is supposedly exposure to infections in the hospital?
The proposition doesn't make sense as anything other than simple correlation rather than causation. As you have previously stated that your medical team does not think you have MS, this question is likely jumping the gun.
I myself may be told to take extra precautions surrounding surgery, but that it because the DMD I am on is an immunosuppressant rather than an immunomodulator. This puts me in a risk group for post-surgery complications. But this is entirely due to my treatment rather than the MS itself.
Thank you friends, your comments are always appreciated.
I personally have only had trouble with weakness getting out to bed. I bought a walker at a thrift store. I use it getting out of bed or on the coach at home.
I had trouble when I had a hysterectomy for cancer and was in the hospital for a week. They would not help me getting in or out of bed. I was so weak. Getting in was harder since I had to pull myself up. I would have given them a really bad review on the survey, but they did not send me a survey.