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What happens during a multiple sclerosis flare-up?

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  • Everyone's flare-ups differ. Some are mild. Others are severe. During a flare-up, you'll get new symptoms or the ones you already have will worsen. You might have one or more of these problems: Balance problems
  • Blurred vision or blindness in one eye
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Pins-and-needles feeling
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life with MS Easier."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Acthar Gel."

Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK): "Managing Relapses," "Relapsing Remitting (RRMS)."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Relapses."

Ontaneda, D.  , October-December 2009. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Paturel, A.  , January/February 2009. Neurology Now

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life with MS Easier."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Acthar Gel."

Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK): "Managing Relapses," "Relapsing Remitting (RRMS)."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Relapses."

Ontaneda, D.  , October-December 2009. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Paturel, A.  , January/February 2009. Neurology Now

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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