Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment Disorder - "A stress-related, short-term, non-psychotic disturbance."

Adjustment disorders are very common and can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, or lifestyle. It is not the same as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Usually, an adjustment disorder is a short-lived event, typically lasting less than 6 months, unless a person is faced with a chronic recurring crisis such as the repeated exacerbations and progression that typically occur in multiple sclerosis.

An adjustment disorder occurs when a person finds it difficult to cope with a stressful event, or events, and develops emotional or behavioral symptoms.

Although the stressful trigger-event can be anything: just one isolated incident, or a string of problems that wears the person down; in multiple sclerosis, the combination of symptoms and their effects, in addition to repeated exacerbations, can result in long-term, or repeated, adjustment disorders.

Not everyone with multiple sclerosis will develop an adjustment disorder, however those that do may experience some, though not all, of the following symptoms:

  • Hopelessness
  • Sadness
  • Crying
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Social withdrawal
  • Inhibition
  • Recklessness
  • Headaches or stomach aches

 

Early Symptoms

| Early Symptoms of MS |

Arms and Legs

| Foot Drop | Paralysis | Spasticity | Tremor |

Head and Neck

| Adjustment Disorder | Balance | Brain Fog | Cognitive Problems | Concentration | Depression | Dizziness | Emotions | Euphoria | Language | L'Hermittes Sign | Memory Problems | Mental Problems | Optic Neuritis | Paranoia | Psychosis | Speech Problems | Vertigo | Vision Problems |

Body and Body as a whole

| Bladder | Bowel | Fatigue | Numbness | Pain | Sexual Dysfunction | Uhthoff's Phenomenon |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The average time between clinical onset of MS and diagnosis by physicians is 4 - 5 years.

Early Symptoms

The nature of multiple sclerosis and the vagueness of a symptom appearing here or there over time, without any apparent connection means there is a lack of data on what can accurately be considered as early symptom of multiple sclerosis... Read More