COVID or MS?
I've been dealing with MS's annoying issues for nearly 25 years.
I have constant pain in some form: a perpetual headache, neuropathy (now feet and hands), fibromyalgia, contact hives (courtesy of 10 years of Avonex), and arthritis in my neck.
I have a violent, life-threatening allergy to NSAIDs, so my pain relief options are limited.
Tried everything possible for pain relief
I've tried almost everything possible: seizure meds, muscle relaxers, anti-depressants, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, Botox injections (1st treatment - ahh, no pain for approximately 12 hours then sharp edge of pain dulled until 2 weeks before next treatment 2 1/2 months later, 2nd treatment - edge dulled for about 2 weeks, then endure the remaining 10 weeks until 3rd treatment, repeat last result for another 3 treatments) and I know there have been more but my Swiss cheese memory won't let me access that info. I've had a Norco 4 x day script for close to 15 years.
Increased body aches and pain
About a month ago I noticed that my body aches had increased and Norco wasn't lessening my headache pain like it usually does. I figured it was just an increase of MS annoyances likely due to the high heat and humidity. Last Friday, my dad called to tell me my sister in law had tested positive for COVID19. She told me of her symptoms: extreme headaches and body pain.
Panicked I was infected with COVID-19
Hmm... my new daily MS issues or is it possible I'd gotten the virus? I started to slightly panic that I was infected and had been putting my library coworkers at risk every time I went to work. It didn't matter that they and I all wear masks, do our best to maintain distance and frequently wash and sanitize our hands as well as everything we touch.
Thankfully my test came back negative. I've just been experiencing an increase in the annoying MS issues I was already well acquainted with.
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?