What are usually the first signs of MS?

What are usually the first signs of MS?

Common early signs of multiple sclerosis (MS) include:

  • vision problems.
  • tingling and numbness.
  • pains and spasms.
  • weakness or fatigue.
  • balance problems or dizziness.
  • bladder issues.
  • sexual dysfunction.
  • cognitive problems.

How does MS usually start?

Here’s where MS (typically) starts Optic neuritis, or inflammation of the optic nerve, is usually the most common, Shoemaker says. You may experience eye pain, blurred vision and headache. It often occurs on one side and can eventually lead to partial or total vision loss.

What are the four stages of MS?

Four disease courses have been identified in multiple sclerosis: clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and secondary progressive MS (SPMS).

What does undiagnosed MS feel like?

Because the central nervous system is affected, those symptoms can be wide-ranging. Among the most common are vision problems, muscle weakness, numbness and difficulty with balance and coordination.

Can you have MS for years and not know it?

Benign MS can’t be identified at the time of initial diagnosis; it can take as long as 15 years to diagnose. The course of MS is unpredictable, and having benign MS doesn’t mean that it can’t progress into a more severe form of MS.

What does MS leg pain feel like?

It often occurs in the legs. Paraesthesia types include pins and needles, tingling, shivering, burning pains, feelings of pressure, and areas of skin with heightened sensitivity to touch. The pains associated with these can be aching, throbbing, stabbing, shooting, gnawing, tingling, tightness and numbness.

Will MS show up in blood work?

Blood tests will likely be part of the initial testing if your doctor suspects you might have MS. Blood tests can’t currently result in a firm diagnosis of MS, but they can rule out other conditions. These other conditions include: Lyme disease.

Does MS show up in blood work?

Can anxiety be a symptom of MS?

MS can cause significant anxiety, distress, anger, and frustration from the moment of its very first symptoms. The uncertainty and unpredictability associated with MS is one of its most distressing aspects. In fact, anxiety is at least as common in MS as depression.

What does MS feel like in legs?

Muscle spasms: They usually affect your leg muscles. They’re an early symptom for almost half the people with MS. They also affect people with progressive MS. You might feel mild stiffness or strong, painful spasms.

What are typical MS symptoms?

Cognitive difficulties. Many people with MS have problems with cognition.

  • Vision problems. People with MS may experience problems with their eyes.
  • Fatigue. People with MS may become more easily worn out after physical activity than usual.
  • Heat sensitivity.
  • Bowel and bladder problems.
  • Sexual issues.
  • Pain.
  • Motor problems.
  • What are the most common symptoms of MS?

    Sensory problems

  • Motor problems
  • Cerebellar ataxia can cause:
  • Vestibular ataxia can cause:
  • Sensory ataxia results in:
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Cognitive changes
  • Emotional changes
  • Bladder,bowel,or sexual problems
  • What are signs and symptoms of MS?

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    What are the early symptoms of MS?

    Eye problems: Learn more about vision problems linked to MS.

  • Fatigue: You may feel very tired. It often comes on in the afternoon and causes weak muscles,slowed thinking,or sleepiness.
  • Sexual troubles.
  • Trouble walking: MS can cause muscle weakness or spasms,which make it tough to walk.