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 of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if your father has the disease is approx 1 in 100.

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