The Early Symptoms of MS

Most people with multiple sclerosis experience their first symptoms between the ages of 15 and 40. These would usually go away for a time, but eventually come back. Some symptoms might linger for a time. 

If you feel like you are experiencing symptoms then you should talk to your doctor. Keep a log of all symptoms so he can track the disease, and find the best and most effective treatment. The earliest indicators of MS include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Lack of coordination
  • Imbalance
  • Concentration and thinking problems
  • Tingling sensations
  • Weakness in your limbs

Depending on the person, a symptom may last a few days and never come back, it could last for months and disappear, or it could come back permanently within weeks. It all depends on the person, there are no two MS cases that are exactly the same. 

The most common symptoms of MS are

  • Strange Sensations – pins and needles, numbness, itching, and stabbing or tearing pains can all be present in MS patients. These are all easy to treat thankfully.
  • Bladder and Bowel Problems – a frequent need to urinate, or issues with fully emptying your bladder along with constipation are common issues of MS patients.
  • Walking – Because MS can cause muscle weakness and spasms it can become difficult to walk as the disease progresses. Imbalance, numbness in your feet, and fatigue can also hinder your ability to walk. 
  • Lightheadedness – Though you won’t have vertigo, you may feel dizzy or lightheaded. 

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Posted on May 18, 2023