Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
What are the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly.
There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis.
Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time; in other words, a symptom may exist early on during the disease progression but never reappear, or it may recur many weeks, months or years later.
As well as a range of different physical symptoms, multiple sclerosis can also cause a wide variety of mental and emotional disturbances.
While there is no set of symptoms which can be applied to each individual who suffers from multiple sclerosis, there are symptoms which are more common than others and therefore can be used to generalize the types of symptom that are experienced.
Common Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
- Abnormal sensations such as tingling, itching, burning, numbness and pain.
- Blurred or double vision
- Poor balance / poor coordination
- Muscle weakness / muscle fatigue / tightness of muscles / muscle weakness / partial paralysis
- Problems with the bladder and/or bowel
- Problems with sexual functioning
- Memory problems
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Mood swings
The symptoms described above may be permanent, or they may vanish as suddenly as they appeared. The majority of people who have multiple sclerosis will have the relapsing remitting form of the disease and therefore any symptoms which do set in may disappear during the remission stage.
For those who progress, whether earlier in the disease course, or much later, any disabilities or difficulties experienced tend to accumulate over episodes separated by time.
In other words, during one exacerbation, a symptom such as foot drop may occur then disappear. At a future stage, foot drop may set in but this time, be permanent.
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| 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 |
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