I was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1992, diagnosed with MS in 2011, and JC virus in 2015. Ten days ago I started getting a cold and my ear has been plugged up since. I am almost finished w/ the Amoxicillion. I've tried peroxied twice. Could it be the JC virus going into PML?
While it is always best to see your clinician for things such as this, it does not sound like typical PML. Usually, PML (caused by replication of the JC virus in the brain) causes a neurologic symptom such as progressive weakness, vision changes or cognitive changes. It is not usually associated with respiratory symptoms or ear symptoms.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center