progressive relapsing ms

What is a Multiple Sclerosis Relapse?

Dr. Kantor Health Guide January 17, 2008
  • Eighty-five percent of patients with MS having Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS), but what is a "relapse?" If you are confused by the words "relapse," "exacerbation" or "attack," you are not alone. This is confusing for patients, carepartners, primary and ER doct...

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  • daniellem
    Jan. 12, 2011

    thanks so much for your explaination of the term "relapse".  i felt that i should know what one was and admitted so to my new neurologist that i was not sure when she asked me if i had any relapses. she made me feel worse with her reply which was suprise that i didn't know what one is.  so thanks for clarifying as she didn't.  your post ...

    RHMLucky777

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    thanks so much for your explaination of the term "relapse".  i felt that i should know what one was and admitted so to my new neurologist that i was not sure when she asked me if i had any relapses. she made me feel worse with her reply which was suprise that i didn't know what one is.  so thanks for clarifying as she didn't.  your post  also speaks of the face pain i've been having.  i brought this up to my neurologist a few months ago. she thought i was too early in my m.s. to have trigeminal neuralgia.  i've been diagnosed since 2007 and have had symptoms probably for 10 years prior.  i've been to ent's, dentists, oral surgeons, all which can find no root to this problem.  i'll have to discuss it with her again next time.  i know my neurologist has no bedside manner, but she is highly regarded in her field.  whatever that is worth!

     

  • Mazieks
    Jan. 17, 2008
    I know there is secondary, progressive what is the last stage..and how bad is it when there is dementia involved.
    • sue
      sue
      Jan. 23, 2008

      Thanks for your post.  I'm a moderator for the site and although I am not medically trained I can try and help get answers for your questions.

       

      First, I'm sure you already know you can discuss any concerns with your doctor.  It's always important to get a trained opinion.

       

      In the meantime, it might be helpful to read about the...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thanks for your post.  I'm a moderator for the site and although I am not medically trained I can try and help get answers for your questions.

       

      First, I'm sure you already know you can discuss any concerns with your doctor.  It's always important to get a trained opinion.

       

      In the meantime, it might be helpful to read about the disease in Understanding MS.  In the introduction section it discusses that there are two categories (if you will) - Relapsing-Remitting MS and Chronic Progressive MS.

       

      You can also find sections on the general aspects of the disease, causes, and treatments and so much more.

       

      Hope this helps you find your answers, please let me know if you are looking for more or something else - I'll try to help.

       

      All the best, sue