I was diagnosed with MS about four year's ago. About one year ago I had a relapse and have since been on Rebif. About a month ago I got pains in one leg on the right side of my body as well as terrible headaches. When we spoke to my neurologist she said don't worry it will pass. I must just take pain pills. I have now again been battling with a headache for about a day. Is that normal or could that be a sign of a relapse?
Headaches and neuralgia type pains are rarely caused by an MS relapse but can be a symptom of MS. You may require more specific management of these pains. Ask your neurologist for an appointment to fully diagnose the cause of these headaches and initiate an effective treatment.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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