9 Symptoms of MS Most People Ignore


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  • Tingling/Unusual Sensations in the Limbs   About half of the people with MS have a ‘pins and needles’ or tingling sensation in their arms and legs.  They may also experience numbness, itching, burning, stabbing, or tearing pains.

  • Treatment Can Help   However uncomfortable these symptoms may be, they are manageable and treatable.  

  • Optic Neuritis   Problems with vision tends to be one of the first symptoms to occur with MS.  

  • Optic Neuritis   The individual may experience sight that is blurry, gray, or has a dark spot in the center. Temporary vision loss or eye pain is also possible with optic neuritis.  

  • Fatigue   Fatigue usually comes on in the afternoon causing muscle weakness, slowed thinking, or sleepiness.  

  • Sleepy   Many people with MS say they often feel tired even after a good night’s sleep.  

  • Spasticity   An early symptom of MS, spasticity causes tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles.  As MS progresses, muscle spasms may develop; some often quite painful.

  • Poor Coordination/Muscle Weakness   Coordination can be hindered by muscle weakness or spasms. Problems with balance, numbness in the feet, and fatigue can make walking difficult.  

  • Stability Help   Many sufferers of MS need a cane or walker to help them with stability.  


  • Lhermitte’s Sign   Lhermitte’s sign is a syndrome that creates an electric-like sensation in the neck and back. This ‘spark of electricity,’ a strange symptom of MS, travels to the arms, legs, fingers, and toes.  

  • Incontinence   Incontinence, the urgent need to urinate, is another symptom of MS. Often individuals need to go in the middle of the night or have trouble emptying their bladder fully.  

  • Speech Problems   Difficulty with speech is a tertiary symptom of MS. The effects of this disease can cause a long pause in between words or slurred speech.  

  • Nasal Voice   Some people suffering from this disease may develop nasal-sounding speech.  

  • Cognitive Changes   MS can bring on cognitive changes in the brain. These changes can affect the ability to learn and retain information, cause slow thinking, and make memory fuzzy.  

  • Focus Troubles   It can also affect organizational and problem-solving skills. Also compromised is the focus on attention and the ability to accurately perceive the environment.