Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Vision and Visual Problems

Problems with vision are frequently associated with multiple sclerosis. The most common visual disorder associated with multiple sclerosis is optic neuritis.

These can present in a number of ways and typically resolve after a period of time, usually around 4 to 12 weeks.

Optic neuritis occurs when the optic nerve, the nerve that transmits visual information to the brain, becomes inflamed and the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerve becomes damaged.

It usually occurs in one eye at a time (70%), and the resulting vision loss is rapid and progressive, but only temporary.

Thirty percent of patients will experience optic neuritis in both eyes at the same time, suffering severe vision impairment or temporary blindness.

Seventy-five percent of patients who develop optic neuritis are women.

Rarely, are the visual problems associated with multiple sclerosis permanent.

Typical visual problems associated with multiple sclerosis include temporary:

  • blurred or dimmed vision
  • pain with eye movement
  • blind spots, particularly involving central vision
  • color blindness
  • double vision
  • vision which jumps uncontrollably (nystagmus)

 

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 risk among the general population of contracting Multiple Sclerosis is approx 1 in 800.

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