Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms


A common symptom of multiple sclerosis is some form of muscular paralysis.

The term, 'paralysis', understandably tends to strike fear into the heart of anyone who has to face up to the possibility that one day they may have to face it.

Paralysis is more accurately described as 'paresis', which is the medical term meaning partial or mild paralysis, usually referring to muscle weakness.

Paresis in one leg is known as monoparesis, while in both legs it is called paraparesis.

If the paresis involves one side of the body only, it is known as hemiparesis. If it involves all four limbs it is called quadraparesis.

While some form of paresis is common in multiple sclerosis at some stage of the disease, it is by no means certain who will develop it, or to what extent the paresis will affect them.

Worrying about the 'what-if's' is an exercise in futility.

While it is common for some muscle weakness to develop, it can be years before there is any significant impact, if at all.

Make the best of what you have now. If you get better, it's a huge bonus. If you are unfortunate enough to get worse, at least you have the benefit of knowing you made the best of things when you had the chance!


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 |


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