Is this a relapse or a pseudoexacerbation?

Photo of a paint brushesYou should call your neurologist or healthcare team about the possibility
of a relapse when the following criteria are met:

  • The new or recurring symptom(s) has been present for at least 24 hours
  • If it’s been less than 24 hours, but your symptoms are severe and could affect your health or safety
  • You do not have a fever or any other signs of infection, e.g., a urinary tract infection
  • Your body is not overheated, which may result from the temperature around you, exercise, etc.
  • You didn’t overexert yourself today and do too much
  • You aren’t having an unusually stressful day

It’s important to note that you should not dismiss symptoms simply because you feel that you may have been under significant stress.

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