Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is experienced by about 80% of those with MS. It is diagnosed once there are two incidents of an MS attack, the first of which most frequently occurs in adults that are 20-40 years old. Symptoms may include: facial pain, numbness in hands, lessened bladder control. About 65% of those with relapsing-remitting MS eventually get to the more serious secondary progressive MS in which there is neurological decline.
In Multiple Sclerosis Relapse or Pseudoexacerbation? Part One, we discussed the difference between a relapse and a pseudoexacerbation. Here is a brief review: “Most exacerbations last from a few days to several weeks or even months,” states the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The presence of worsened…