How do you know if you are having an MS flare?
Symptoms of a Flare
- Increased fatigue.
- Tingling or numbness anywhere on the body.
- Brain fog, or difficulty thinking.
- Muscle spasms.
- Visual changes, such as blurring or double vision.
- Severe balance problems.
How long does an MS attack last?
Relapsing-remitting form of MS
In a relapse, an attack (episode) of symptoms occurs. During a relapse, symptoms develop (described below) and may last for days but usually last for 2-6 weeks. They sometimes last for several months.
What are MS flare ups?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups are distinct, sudden episodes of either new symptoms or a worsening of existing symptoms. They are characteristic in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), which is marked by recurrent acute flares (relapses) followed by partial or complete recovery (remission).
What does MS pain feel like?
It often occurs in the legs. Paraesthesia types include pins and needles, tingling, shivering, burning pains, feelings of pressure, and areas of skin with heightened sensitivity to touch. The pains associated with these can be aching, throbbing, stabbing, shooting, gnawing, tingling, tightness and numbness.