Multiple Sclerosis symptoms can cause many different issues. For instance, vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination are some of the many possible complaints. The symptoms, severity, and duration can vary from person to person.   In other words, some people may be symptom-free most of their lives. On the other hand, others can have more severe, chronic symptoms that never go away.  Therefore, treatment varies depending on the symptoms.

Also common:  Constipation, depression, difficulty swallowing, difficulty thinking and understanding, flare, headache, heavy legs, numbness of the face, rapid involuntary eye movement, sleep deprivation, tongue numbness, weakness, or difficulty raising the foot.

People may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain areas:  In the back or in the eyes
  • Pain circumstances:  Can occur in the back due to head nod or with eye movement
  • Tremor:  Can occur during precise movements, in the hands, or limbs
  • Muscular: cramping, difficulty walking, inability to rapidly change motions, involuntary movements, muscle paralysis, muscle rigidity, muscle weakness, coordination problems, stiff muscles, clumsiness, muscle spasms, or overactive reflexes
  • Mood:  Anxiety or mood swings
  • Whole-body:  Fatigue, dizziness, heat intolerance, poor balance, or vertigo
  • Sensory:  Pins and needles, abnormality of taste, reduced sensation of touch, or uncomfortable tingling and burning
  • Urinary:  Excessive urination at night, leaking of urine, persistent urge to urinate, or urinary retention
  • Visual:  Blurred vision, double vision, or vision loss
  • Sexual:  Erectile dysfunction or sexual dysfunction
  • Speech:  Slurred speech or impaired voice
Always consult a doctor for medical advice.
Sources:  Mayo Clinic, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation