Our bodies are stressed when we are sick. And stress (of any kind) tends to trigger MS symptoms. And it starts a nasty cycle. When we don’t feel well, we don’t exercise. We don’t eat well or sleep well or cope with daily concerns well. So we feel even worse.
As if that’s not enough, non-MSers may be simply unable to grasp how a common cold or short-term flu can sideline someone for days on end.