I have RRMS and have done well for the last 4 years. I have begun to have pain in my legs, one day it is my knee and thigh and then the next day it is my shins and then floats around to another place. I have numbness across the upper part of my back and those goosebumps feelings up and down my legs. Could this be a relapse or just a continuation of the disease? I am almost 60 and hate not being able to get a good walk in without pain.
Your symptoms certainly sound annoying but do not sound like a relapse. It will be important to discuss these symptoms with your MS specialist and find ways to continue with your activity level. For instance, pain in the knee may be due to a foot drop and requires a specific treatment whereas fluctuation and migrating burning pain may be neuropathic and require another treatment.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
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