I am told that a true MS attack or flare-up is having symptoms that last for at least 24 hours.
Does that mean you have to have some symptom that persists relentlessly for 24 hours, or can you have something that comes and goes for at least 24 hours? For example, vertigo. If you have vertigo feelings that come and go every few minutes, but the issue itself goes on for days on end, does that count as "lasting 24 hours," or does the feeling have to be constant and persistent for 24 hours?
I'm trying to figure out if my weird symptoms (come-and-go vertigo, come-and-go leg tingling, etc.) could be considered MS symptoms.
Hmmm. I am currently having those same symptoms, along with overwhelming tiredness. I have a call into my neuro, as I was also on a 28 day regimen of prednisone for what I thought was a MS flare up at the time. Steroids worked at the time, but have been finished over a week and now these symptoms. I was diagnosed with MS 19 months ago, MRI with lesions, and a spinal tap with bands confirmed MS, after 15 years of having other symptoms that would come and go.
I am so new to this whole MS thing, I'm not sure half the time if what I am feeling is related to MS, or just because I AM getting older, hop, jump and a skip from 60....