Even if your symptoms seem manageable and you don’t feel like you need medical attention, your doctor needs to know about every relapse to accurately monitor any MS activity and progression and to assess how well your MS medications are working.
Seek emergency care if you experience symptoms such as significant pain, vision loss, or greatly reduced mobility.
If you think you feel an MS flare-up beginning, take care to monitor your symptoms closely over the first 24 hours, if the symptoms are those you have experienced before. It’s helpful to make sure that what you’re experiencing is actually a relapse and not a subtler shift.
fatigue mobility issues dizziness trouble concentrating bladder problems blurry vision
If one or more of these symptoms is present for more than 24 hours, you may be having a relapse.
However, not all relapses require a hospital visit or even treatment. Minor sensory changes or increased fatigue may be signs of a relapse, but the symptoms can often be managed at home.
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