My wife diagnosed MS in 2009. Till now she encountered four MS relapses.

She feels that just before every MS relapse, She got a small red color pimple on her body (usually on her stomach). Then she feels burning sensation which forms HALF-CIRCLE around the body. After 4 to 5 days of this pain she got the MS relapse.

She had a case of ‘Herpes’ (appeared near her left ear) when she was 14/15 years old.

I came to know that this HALF-CIRCLE pain is caused by a HERPES virus. This virus travels from the skin along the nerve paths (myelin sheath) to the roots of the nerves where it becomes inactive.

As per my understanding - Immune system attacks and damages the myelin because this Virus travels/resides in the myelin sheath.

So there is good reason to suspect a causal relationship between MS & Herpes. Is there a relationship between the two?

Looking for some HELP here.

Thanks & Regards,
Sandeep