Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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- Numbness or tingling in the legs, arms, face, or extremities
Impaired vision in one or both eyes, including:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Loss of vision
- Changes in color perception
- Pain around the affected eye, pain with eye movement
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Muscle weakness
- Poor coordination or falling
- Trouble walking or maintaining balance
- Paralysis in one or more limbs
Bladder problems including:
- Incomplete emptying
- Bowel problems, including constipation or, less commonly, incontinence
- Sexual dysfunction
- Forgetfulness, memory loss, or confusion
- Trouble concentrating or solving problems
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Psychiatric disorders
- Euphoria or inappropriate emotional responses
- Breathing problems
Internal or external heat, including:
- Hot weather
- Hot baths or showers
Multiple sclerosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated August 10, 2012. Accessed August 31, 2012.
Multiple Sclerosis Society. News item. Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/news/news-detail/index.aspx?nid=2568 . Accessed August 31, 2012.
Multiple Sclerosis. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple%5Fsclerosis/multiple%5Fsclerosis.htm . Accessed August 31, 2012.
About MS. National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: http://nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/treatments/index.aspx . Accessed August 31, 2012.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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