I don't think we have met - nice to meet you! I am undiagnosed but my symptoms are definitely worse just prior to and during my cycle. I noticed that when my temp rose to 99.4 F my vibration in my body got stronger and made the tremor, weakness and vision worse. There are articles on this that I found when it first started happening to me last year. I will see what I can find and send you a link or two.
Have a nice night!
Here is one small article but there are lots of studies that question whether there is a relationship of sex hormones and MS exacerbations. I think that the doctors are linking them but do not have enough data yet to make a true correlation. One article I read said 42% of women's exacerbations started during the premenstrual or luteal phase of their cycle. Very interesting stuff. I at one time last year tried birth control pills thinking that it would prevent the symptom increase but after 4 months I noticed very little if any difference.
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I am also undiagnosed, but whatever is wrong with me, it does act up. I've been symptomatic for about 3.5 months straight, and during each cycle I notice a worsening. In particular, the feelings of heaviness get much stronger. I almost feel pinned to the furniture, like gravity is stronger around me. I'll level out again afterwards. I've always had notable PMS, and if I have any illness around then, it always makes it worse!
What lucky ladies we are, eh?
Thanks for your comment. I have started feeling really bad during my period in the last couple of years and have been spacey and clumsy. I always blamed it on my period, but now I have noticed that I have problems when I am overheated in general. It is nice to know there is a reason, but I guess I can't do anything about it! You mention that you are undiagnosed. Have you had testing done? I am going to the neuro on Wednesday unless I wimp out and cancel. I hate that MS can be a difficult disease to diagnose. There seem to be so many people with awful symptoms who are undiagnosed.
Hope you had a nice 4th!
Thanks for your comment. Sorry you are undiagnosed. What type of symptoms are you having? Have you only had symptoms for 3.5 months? I have noticed problems for a few years, but have never been able to connect the dots. It all makes a little more sense now although I am afraid that they won't find anything and it will just get worse. I had an MRI done a couple of years ago for headaches and I am sure my primary would have told me if he had seen lesions! Hope you feel better soon!