Well a flare lasts as long as it's going to last. Sorry...but it's diff for everyone. Steroids do help shorten the length of flares sometimes, but still it's different from person to person. As for u'r balance....well again, that's diff for each person. U may notice some symptoms that stick around and are either as bad as they were or will over time improve. Those are referred to as residual symptoms and they are usually where u find u 'new norm' or baseline. That just means this is what u find is now always there and what is now normal for u. Some people find they don't have any probs for years and are just fine...but for most there is that residual symptom(s) that will increase or decrease sometimes from day to day, but pretty much always there.
A NEW symptom is usually a sign of a flare. Something new that lasts 24 hours or more and seperated in time is the definition of a flare. Old symptoms that increase or come back are pseudo flares or nasty reminders that ms is still there.
Try to hang on friend. I know this is frustrating and hard to get a grasp of especially while going thru it, but we'll be right here helping u thru it and answering all the questions we can. Take care.
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