• I was first diagnosed in August after stiffening from foot drop,numbness on side of let and top of foot, weakness in right arm and leg, stomach issues and slurred speech. Since my last flare I have begun noticing other symptoms…the worst one, the MS itch! I have come realize the cold weather hates me. Get too cold? Stuck with a constant itch…[Read more]

    • Hi Rikki,

      I’m on the other end of the MS spectrum from you. I was diagnosed at age 32, but that was in 1980!! So, I’ve been living with MS for quite a while.

      Here are a couple of MS basics. The symptoms of a flare can be treated with steroids. Solumedrol is the usual IV steroid. Prednisone is an oral steroid. These will reduce, or even…[Read more]

  • Rikki posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hello Debi!
    How long did your first flare last and where your symptoms following the same that you had experienced during your flare?
    • Rikki became a registered member 7 months, 1 week ago

      • Hi Rikki,

        Welcome to the MS forums. I think you’ll find some good support and information here and we all hope you’ll participate in some of our discussions.

        Ed

      • Hi Rikki,
        Welcome, we are glad that you are here! Please feel free to ask us any questions that you may have.
        Debi

    • Rikki's profile was updated 7 months, 1 week ago

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