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Symptoms of Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis

Symptoms of Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

  • Multiple Sclerosis is an extremely variable disease and its symptoms are determined by the combined effects of, which CNS areas have been demyelinated and how much neural tissue has been destroyed, which include both visible and invisible lesions.
  • There is no universal pattern for the course of MS and every MSer has a different, unique set of symptoms. They vary from time to time and change in severity and duration over time. Most MSers will experience more than one symptom and although there are symptoms common to many of us, nobody ever has them all
  • Altered Sensation: "Pins-and-Needles" (Paresthesia), Tingling, Numbness, Itching, or a Burning Feeling (Dysesthesia) in different parts of the body, and indefinable sensations.
  • Balance & Co-ordination Problems: Loss of Balance, Dizziness, Vertigo, Tremor, Unstable Walking (Ataxia), Foot-Drop, Giddiness, Clumsiness, and InCoordination.
  • Bladder Problems: Include the need to Frequently and/or Urgently pass water (Spastic Bladder), incomplete emptying or emptying at inappropriate times, and Urinary Hesitation (Detrusor-Sphincter DysSynergia).
  • Bowel Problems: Include Constipation, a Slower Digestive System, and less frequently, Loss of Bowel Control.
  • Cognitive & Emotional Disturbances: Problems with Short-Term Memory, Concentration, Judgement and/or Reasoning Skills are slowed, but rarely are they totally lost
  • Heat Sensitivity: Causes a temporary worsening of symptoms and may makes vision blurry (Uhthoff's Syndrome). Body functions normalize, when the body cools off and the Neuron can safely resume transmitting Nerve Impulses.Without its Myelin coating, all CNS tissue is more sensitive to heat and prone to stop transmitting electrical signals (Conduction Block), when the body's core temperature is increased by just 0.5C.
  • Pain: Is experienced with MS for about 50 - 60% of MSers, e.g. Facial Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia), L'hermitte's Sign, Headaches, Spasticity (Muscle Cramps and Spasms).
  • Spasticity: Increased muscle tone is experienced as Stiff, Tight Muscels (Spasticity), which affects mobility and generally includes Muscle Spasms and/or Clonus.
  • Speech Dysfunctions: Slowing of Speech, Slurring of words, Scanning Speech, changes in the Rhythm of Speech (Dysarthria), and Difficulty in Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Visual Disturbances: Blurred Vision (Uhthoff's Syndrome), Double Vision (Diplopia), Optic Neuritis, Afferent Pupillary Defect, involuntary rapid Eye movements (Nystagmus, Oscillopsia), partial Blindness (Scotoma), and very rarely complete Blindness.
  • Weakness: usually affects your legs and overall stamina, which quickly makes walking or any sustained activity, extremely exhausting.
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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis. This signs and symptoms information for Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis signs or Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis symptoms.


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