Any kind of bacterial or viral infection can trigger a pseudoexacerbation," says Dr.
Though Ramos' doctor believes her recent experience with overheating and increased fatigue was a pseudoexacerbation, likely caused by summer heat and humidity, she was smart to pay attention when the fatigue set in.
And even if it's just a pseudoexacerbation, I rest, take care of myself and try to stop worrying because it just adds to the stress of MS.
A pseudoexacerbation is a temporary aggravation of MS symptoms, symptoms that have occurred before.
This means that if a person has an illness or infection with recurring fevers, the pseudoexacerbation will last until the fever is resolved.
So, to help determine if your symptoms are due to a pseudoexacerbation, ask yourself the following:
While no one can predict what will bring on a pseudoexacerbation, people can do some common-sense things to lessen the chances.
In the overwhelming majority of people with MS, pseudoexacerbations are triggered by heat.