Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms


Pain caused by multiple sclerosis symptoms can be a significant problem. Like many things related to the disease, pain is an invisible symptom and can be difficult to describe or adequately quantify.

Chronic pain can be debilitating and demoralizing, can interfere with sleep and can make daily life intolerable if left untreated. Pain medications can help a great deal, as can antidepressants since they have a direct effect on the central nervous system and so modify the body's response to pain.

It is worth noting that should your physician or neurologist prescribe an antidepressant medication such as amitriptyline as a treatment for pain, they are not dismissing your symptoms as imaginary; they are trying to treat your physical pain.

There are multiple possible sources of pain with multiple sclerosis, typically relating to a particular symptom such as trigeminal neuralgia, an intense stabbing pain in the area of one side of the face.

Other types of pain are more indirect such as burning pain in the legs when walking or standing for any length of time, or pain as a result of muscular spasms or cramping.


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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