active exacerbation during pregnancy
I'm new to the board and have been looking for women who have had exacerbations during pregnancy. It seems every time I look for something I get the typical information about relative scarcity of exacerbations during pregnancy. Well, when we found out I was pregnant we had all the normal pregnancy worries, but we remember thinking that my MS should be less of a worry for a while. Unfortunately, I'm one of the exceptions to the rule and I have had symptoms of an attack for the last 6 weeks (weeks 16-22 of my pregnancy). The symptoms are still ongoing--numbness on most of my right side, weakness on my right side, dizziness, the usual fatigue. I am having lots of trouble walking, I can't drive, and I have no energy. I had 5 days of solumedrol (1/4 the typical dose) about 3 weeks into the attack when things were getting progressively worse. It seemed to help with the weakness for a few days, but then I got migraines (which I've had every time I was on steroids),nausea and vomiting. After that, most of my symptoms got worse. This is my longest, and most unexpected exacerbation. My doctors (OB and neuro) are worried that I am depressed because of all of this. They want me to take prozac.
The whole situation makes me feel pretty lonely, so I'm hoping to find some other women who have had exacerbations during pregnancy. I'd love to hear anyone's story. Thanks for your time...