Symptoms of MS

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