Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms


Vertigo as a symptom of multiple sclerosis can be very disabling, interfering with almost every aspect of daily living.

Vertigo and dizziness are two terms which are routinely interchanged, however, they each apply to specific types of symptom.

Vertigo relates to feeling that you, or the room, is spinning; while dizziness applies to feelings of lightheadedness or the feeling that you might faint.

With vertigo, the illusion of motion is very powerful and can lead to nausea and vomiting. It is often made worse by inclining the head a particular way or by laying down.

Acute vertigo, that is to say, sudden onset of continuous vertigo, is often quite severe. When the other senses such as sight are unable to be used, for example, in a darkened room; it often aggravates things and makes vertigo much worse.

Types of Vertigo

It is possible to have different types of vertigo, where the illusion of motion has a particular bias. These can of course, occur simultaneously or individually.

  • Spinning sensation where the external environment seems to continually rotate, usually clockwise.
  • Rushing sensation where the ground appears to suddenly rush upwards.
  • Semi-spinning sensation where the rotation is only partial and keeps returning to normal before a partial rotation occurs again.

Although acute vertigo can be distressing, it usually recedes over time, typically a few weeks, although it can be as long as several months before it passes entirely and there may be left a residual tendency towards further, if less severe, episodes.


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 incidence rate for non-identical twins, where one contracts Multiple Sclerosis, is approx 4%.

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... Read More