Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Virus Exacerbates My MS Symptoms

I'm on the third day with some kind of virus... stomach upset, muscles aching, tired, slight sinus headache but no fever to speak of.  But the strange thing is that for the first day and a half my spasticity and muscle weakness were WAY up.  I could hardly get in and out of bed properly and had real trouble unbuttoning my jeans, giving me an apparent preview of where my MS symptoms are headed.  If nothing else, it gave me all the more motivation to go to Poland to get treated (as if I needed more).

Now that I'm feeling somewhat better (though still sleeping lots during the day), my MS symptoms are back to "normal".  But it's making me wonder if  other people have ever felt their MS symptoms get worse so drastically when they came down with a bug of some kind.  It's never happened to me before - or at least not so noticeably.

1 comment:

  1. I just had the flu and not during but pretty much right afterwards, I had an exacerbation or a new attack that diminished my strength by 1/2 of what it was. What's up with MS in Poland?