Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Euphoria

Euphoria may seem a strange symptom to appear on the list of multiple sclerosis symptoms. 'Inappropriate' may also seem like a strange word to use, particularly if you are experiencing the euphoria symptom.

Euphoria - "A feeling of great happiness or well-being."

While feeling euphoric, it is easy to become oblivious to the changes multiple sclerosis is making to your life and as a result, not adapt sufficiently well and so be relatively unprepared.

Additionally, the euphoria often affects judgment and results in poor decision making. This can lead to severe financial problems if the poor decisions pertain to financial matters. The euphoria may lead to out of control spending.

It can also affect relationships with co-workers and work colleagues and can interfere with employment since interpersonal relationships can suffer as a result of poor judgment and inappropriate optimism.

Although relatively rare, with an incidence rate of around 5% of people with multiple sclerosis experiencing it at some stage throughout the course of the disease, inappropriate euphoria can have a tremendous long-term impact, particularly with relationships.

When it disappears, or fades away, the results of being unprepared, financial or work-related problems, combined with the loss of the euphoria, can cause profound depression.

If you are experiencing inappropriate euphoria, it is important to temper your decisions with the recognition that your judgment may be impaired.

Sometimes, it is wisest to seek a second opinion, perhaps from a spouse and particularly when it comes to financial matters or decisions affecting others.

This does not mean, however, that you should second-guess yourself at every turn.

Euphoria interfering with judgment usually gives some subtle clues.

Learn to recognize them so that when you 'feel' them, or become aware they are there, you can take a step backwards and reassess, and if needs be, adjust your decision.

 

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

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