Thank you thank you thank you Uppitycats :)
Your post shows an excellent perspective for dealing with any chronic illness. I tend more to dismiss symptoms until things get so bad I can't ignore them anymore.
I like reading your posts because you provide a lot of insights.
Well, yes, the "flip side" of Occam's Razor would be that: a symptom crops up, you ascribe it to MS, and ignore it...and it turns out to be something either much worse, or something that, if you'd brought it to the attention of your doctor, could have been "fixed" much sooner.
I think it's all a matter of balance. Of taking a deep breathe, stepping back, examining all the possibilities, then going with what seems most logical at the time. Do I get it right every time? Certainly not. But it does save me a lot of worrying.
And of course there's the uppity's law of worrying: I try to worry about those things over which I have some control...and let go of everything over which I have NO control. Saves a few grey hairs..
Woohoo!!!! I finally know the name of my philosophy in life....Uppity's Law!!!!!
You ought to start charging royalties....but not from me....since I came up with the idea...LOL
Are you talking about symptoms that intensify, problems that increase, when you're overheated, and/or tired, and/or sick (with a fever) with something else, like flu? Yes, that can happen. Usually once the fever is reduced, and you're otherwise well again, the symptoms will subside.
If you're talking about something else, let us know!