Managing relapses

Relapses can come out of the blue, and make life with MS unpredictable. There are steps you can take to manage them and plan for them, to minimise the effect MS has on your life as far as possible. One important step could be to take a disease modifying therapy (DMT). This can make you less likely to have relapses.

The options for managing an MS relapse are:

  • treatment with high-dose steroids, either as an in-patient, a ‘day-case’ or at home
  • rehabilitation – after steroids, or without steroids being given
  • no treatment

Treating relapses

  • Steroids
  • Rehabilitation
  • No treatment

FAQs

  • What do I do if I think I am having a relapse?
  • Should I rest or exercise when I am  having a relapse?
  • After a relapse - what do I do now?