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Clinical isolated syndrome - how often does it turn into MS

Hello there,

In May I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant and the following day I was in hospital as I couldn’t talk properly. I couldn’t complete a sentence and people couldn’t understand me for a few weeks.

I have a lumbar puncture that was indicative of clinical isolated syndrome/ms however we can not do an MRI till after I give birth to confirm if it is in fact MS.

It’s really stressing me out the waiting game - has anyone else had this as the start of their MS? And if pregnant did it keep all symptoms at bay afterward?

  1. , first off, congratulations on your pregnancy! Despite its rough start, I hope you are able to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and not experience any MS symptoms or too many annoying pregnancy symptoms.


    Also, I don't blame you one bit for being stressed out! I would be, too! I can't offer you any medical advice or diagnosis, for your safety. But, what I can tell you is that many women experience somewhat of a remission of MS symptoms during pregnancy. Also, if you are dealing with CIS, you may very well experience one bout of symptoms and never experience them again. I can't promise that will be your experience, though. And sometimes those remissions in symptoms last for some time after pregnancy. I wanted to share a couple of pregnancy articles from our site that you might find helpful -- https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/tips-learned-ms-pregnancy-becoming-mother and -- https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/triplet-pregnancy. I also thought you might appreciate this information from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society -- https://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Study-Suggests-Pregnancy-Delays-Onset-of-MS-Sympto.


    The long and short of it is; you can have a healthy pregnancy with MS.


    Whether you are dealing with MS, CIS, or something else entirely, please know we ae here for you, if you are needing some questions answered or just need some extra support.


    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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