Here is My Question:
How long do attacks last before they go into remission?
The average duration of a relapse is about 2 weeks but can be shorter (1 day) or longer (6+ weeks). Fluctuating symptoms from prior injury (scarring) is much more common than a relapse of new inflammation. The patient experience between new inflammation and fluctuating symptoms from old injury can seem similar but the neurologist can help distinguish the two.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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