A relapse is followed by recovery or remission of symptoms. A remission can last weeks, months, or even longer. When you are in remission, you may have few or no symptoms. The disease is stable during this time -- meaning it doesn't progress. When you go into remission you may or may not return to your previous condition level.
After 10 to 20 years, the course of RRMS shifts to a progressive type. Relapses decrease but the disease worsens. This is called secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Symptoms of Relapsing-Remitting MS
One of the hallmarks of MS is the variability of its symptoms. No two people are likely to experience the same set of symptoms in the same way.
Some symptoms may come and go or appear once and not again. Which symptoms you have depends on the area of the brain or spinal cord that has been damaged.
The symptoms of relapsing-remitting MS may include: