There are many symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, some are quite servere while
others aren't. Usually symptoms can get better in time, but then eventually come back, some come and go while others linger. It is good to keep track of your symptoms to help your doctor know if it is definately the symptoms of MS. You can work with your doctor to treat your symptoms, so it doesn't affect your day-to-day life.
Multiple Sclerosis can damage the central nervous system in many different areas. Which means no two people with this disease will have the same symptoms. There is one of three symptom patterns which can occur, such as:
- relapsing-remitting, which is the most common pattern, which is when there are symptomactic attacks which are very clear to realise, they last 24 hours or even more. There is about a year or more gap between each attack. This pattern is the most common one.
- In the primary progressive pattern, this pattern is mostly common for older people. With this pattern the disease progresses without remission.
- In the secondary the patient starts with relapses and remissions.
- Blurred or double vision
- Thinking problems
- Clumsiness/lack of consentration
- Loss or balance
- weakness in arms or legs
- Speech or swallowing difficulty
- Loss of bowl and bladdr control
- Incontineous, constipation
- Sexual dysfunction
- Cognitive changes