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How long do symptoms of progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS) last?

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A relapse can last anywhere from 24 hours to several weeks. You might feel new symptoms or have old ones get worse for a time. Unlike other types of multiple sclerosis (MS), you won’t have any remissions or times where you have few or no symptoms.

Tell your doctor about any signs you’re having a relapse as soon as possible. If you treat it quickly, you might reduce permanent damage and disability.

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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