Everyone experiences MS differently depending on where in the central nervous system their myelin is damaged.
MS symptoms can be any combination of the five major health problems, including:
- Motor control – muscular spasms and problems with weakness, coordination, balance and functioning of the arms and legs
- Fatigue – including heat sensitivity
- Other neurological symptoms – including vertigo, pins and needles, neuralgia and visual disturbances
- Vision problems – Sometimes an initial symptom of MS for some people. Onset of blurred vision, poor contrast or color vision, and pain on eye movement can be frightening — and should be evaluated promptly.
- Continence problems – including bladder incontinence and constipation
- Neuropsychological symptoms – including memory loss, depression and cognitive difficulties