multiple sclerosis symptoms

An autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) results when the body’s immune system starts to attack and destroy myelin, the protecting coating on nerve fibers in the brain and/or spinal cord of the central nervous system. Attacks on the myelin sheath cause it to become inflamed in small patches (called plaques or lesions), and the inflammation disrupts messages traveling along the nerves, slowing and even blocking them. This loss of effective nerve communication leads to disease symptoms.

While a number of symptoms are common to MS patients, their severity and nature can vary widely.  Each MS patient is believed to be affected differently.

The most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:

Fatigue, an intense feeling of tiredness often accompanied by a loss of the urge and ability to work or do daily tasks. This is a major reason for the long-term employment difficulties reported by people with MS. Fatigue is a common multiple sclerosis symptom, found in 80% of all cases.

Numbness and tingling of the face, body, arms and legs.  Numbness is often an early MS symptom, often reported prior to an MS diagnosis. Facial muscle twitching and trigeminal neuralgia have also been reported in patients.

Muscle spasms, causing stiffness in muscles of the limbs and most involuntary muscles.

Walking difficulties are a result of fatigue, spasticity (muscle tightness and resistance to movement), loss of the sense of balance, and a deficit in sensory nerve impulses.

Bladder problems are also found in almost 80% of MS patients. Bladder dysfunction in MS can range from frequent urination to urinary incontinence, an inability to fully empty the bladder, and urinary infections.

Lightheadedness, dizziness, and vertigo.

Bowel problems. Constipation is the most common symptom here, and bladder incontinence, while less common, is associated with constipation.

Pain, either neuropathic or musculoskeletal, has been reported by patients. One study found 50% to 55% of patients had either “clinically significant” chronic or occasional pain as a result of the disease.

Vision problems can also be an early disease symptom, and include blurred vision, double vision, temporary loss of vision, eye pain (especially when moving the eye), or color blindness. (Optical neuritis, due to damage to the optic nerve, is a complication of MS.)

Cognitive changes, such as problems with thinking or reasoning, learning, problem-solving, and planning, are among the range of high-level brain functions affected by the disease.

Sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction in men.

Emotional changes, including depression, anxiety, and mood swings.

Some of the less common symptoms of MS include slurred or slow speech, tremors (uncontrolled shaking) , dysphagia (swallowing problems), uncontrolled itching (sensations of being stabbed or pricked by needles), hearing loss, and headache.

Multiple sclerosis is a lifelong condition, but it is possible in most cases to address symptoms with treatments that range from medications to physical therapy or assisted therapy. Again, disease symptoms and their severity vary widely among people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Read more about multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

Note: Multiple Sclerosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.
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Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.

90 comments

  1. John Kerry says:

    Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the protective myelin sheath of the nerves is damaged, affecting the transmission of messages to and from brain and spinal cord. This is a progressive and debilitating disease that results in nerve deterioration which is, unfortunately, an irreversible process. In this disease, the body’s own immune system attacks the nerves and affects a number of functions like coordination, vision and balance. This is one of the most common causes of neurological disability and it starts during middle ages. The actual cause of the disease is not known yet.
    As multiple sclerosis affects nerves, the symptoms may occur in different parts of the body. The symptoms usually begin in between the ages of 20-years-old and 40-years-old during which time it is mild and often remain unnoticed. The symptoms depend on the types of nerves that are affected and also on the amount of damage caused. The type of symptoms may vary from one person to another.

        • Elizabeth S. says:

          Dramamine helps the vertigo (dizziness), however you MUST use the old original formula. The new non-drowsy formula will NOT work for nerve disorder induced vertigo.
          Generics work well as long as it is the old formula, NOT the non-drowsy new formula.
          Info from rheumatologist and from personal experience. Hope it helps.

          • Danielle patellis says:

            I was told to take antivert, which is meclizine. It’s similar to dramamine, but works better for my balance and vertigo issues. You should try it.

      • T Rico says:

        Meclizine aka Dramamine 25mg 2-3 times daily is prescribed for my chronic severe vertigo. I also take hydrochlorithizide 25mg to remove excess salt from my body. I have been to three different Drs all agree on these meds. I also take a Valium 5mg at night.
        Please see a dr if you dizziness becomes bad, severe or scary. Vertigo is a symptom of MS.
        Please take care. Hope you feel better.

      • Nicole Buzzeo says:

        I have had many bouts of vertigo with my ms and the dr prescribed Xanax it relaxes the nerves

      • Meclizine and promethizine are a great cocktail. I know meclizine is over the counter but I don’t think promethizine is.!
        Also Dramamine has a new formula for those already sick with motion sickness. That might help.
        If someone tells you something like this cosult your doctor.
        I use the cocktail for Migrains.

      • Kirsten O'Donoghue says:

        Yes, Dramamine, but you should be taking the non-drowsy version (active drug is meclizine). I was prescribed this for Vertigo and it was very helpful.

      • Stephanie Hubbard says:

        There is also a medication used to treat syncope which is dizziness call Meclizine that my be effective. Pray this helps you!

  2. Elena Wright says:

    I have more of these symptoms than I would like. I don’t know if I should try to talk to a doctor, or wait.

    • Danielle says:

      It takes a long time for most to receive a diagnosis I hear..I would make an appointment

  3. Nicholas Sudworth says:

    I think I may have ms but not yet diagnosed all other tests negative I have all the symptoms

    • Tisha says:

      Get life insurance before you go to the doc, if life insurance is something that’s important to you. AFter the diagnosis, rates sky rocket, and it’ll be something you might wish you’d thought of. Once you’re diagnosed, it’s on your medical record forever.

    • Dee says:

      Did you ever find out if you had MS or was it something else I’m currently dealing with the same symptoms I’m 24 years old female

    • Angela says:

      The final step that doctors use to confirm if it is MS, Lupas, or any other conditions is the doctor will do a spinal tap to see if it is in your spinal fluid.
      If that hasn’t been done, ask your doctor why the test wasn’t taken. Never self diagnose.

  4. Reinaldo Colón says:

    I was diagnosed in 1986 back then I was in college studying electrelectrical engineering. Finally graduated in 1989. At this time I was walking like anybody else. After using a cane, then a Walker I use a wheel chair to work. At home I’m using a Walker in my home first and second floor. I have a lifter to go from first to second floor. Now I’m married with 3 kids. As my MS progressed today I’m working 9 hours a day. Using Ampyra and Tecfidera for many years. At night an in the morning I’m having tremors for which my doctor prescribed Tizanidine 2 caps at bed time.

    • Alex says:

      Tizanidine is the only way I get any sleep. I suffer from leg tremors, and RLS + Insomnia. All from MS. I refuse to use a cane or walker, I just slowly get up and steady myself until I feel good enough to move and the tremor has subsided. Also an ADHD sufferer, I take Concerta 36mg daily, It helps with the fog/concentration issues which became so severe 15 cups of coffee by noon did nothing.

    • Jennifer says:

      I was prescribed tizanidene for muscle spasms but have been experiencing increased spasms don’t see my doctor until September

  5. Donna says:

    Hi guys don’t know if you can help in anyway .i have been getting extreme pins and needles in my hands and feet and numbness too and twitching a lot and it’s been going on for I’d say nearly hitting 2 years go to the doctors and just gives me pain relief getting really frustrated .any feedback would be appreciated thank you.xxx

    • Gita says:

      Hi Donna, see your GP and request a referral for a neurologist. Best to put your mind at ease either way. Good luck!

    • Aashit says:

      You may contact neurologist immediately as this is an advance stage of numbness that may be carpal syndrome to any thing like this

  6. Crystal Johnson says:

    I was hit in my head, millimeters from my right eye, with a rock in a boys hand! He tried to kill me after I beat up he and his cousin. I am a female and we were 9 years old. I am an only child and had to protect myself. I did not get any medical treatment. I lost my vision and was diagnosed with MS in 2008.
    I never related the two now!
    It makes so much sense. I recall reading that it could be something that happened to you as a child!
    I think I’ve just figured out why I have this Mess called MS. Can you’ll reply?

    Thanks

  7. Tom says:

    Im currently suffering with many of symptoms above body spasms, fatigue, joint pain, numbness/tingling in feet & hand morning & night. Ive had many tests over past 2 months blood tests , mri,ct scans, everything has came back fine. Ive had to go private currently waiting for results back from a nerve conduction test.

    Does anyone else suffer woth chronic fatigue symdrome as that is what theyve said it at moment but i feel with all other symptoms i have it just dosent add up and my health is definitely getting worse even on medication (baclofen & vertigo tablets)

    • Kim says:

      I have the same issue. People want to blame ot on stress, anxiety, or fatigue, but I dont feel that way. Wondering if lessions are just too small to show on the MRi since they have only begun a few months ago.

    • Wendy says:

      I have all symptoms as well Dr. Said that doesn’t matter. If I don’t have lesions I don’t have MS. It just doesn’t seem quite right

      • Janelle says:

        I have been back and forth to drs for 13 yrs with no clear diagnosis of ms , yet have every symptom or have had symptoms including most recently a 60 lb weight loss in the past year, every dr has refused to do a spinal tap and I’ve had 4 mri’s showing nothing 🤷‍♀️ , there has to be an easier way to diagnose

        • Dena says:

          Make sure they do mri on your brain all 4 views not just your spine. I ve had 15 of them @ least the drs came up with everything under the sun over the years couldn’t say for sure it was ms with all the lesions and symptoms including blind in one eye my hole rt side numb tingly loss of control head neck legs eyes pain no energy what so ever this is coming from a New Yorker who worked 70 80 hours a week to well this now all because I didn’t push earlier in life to the drs to do all tests I’ve had 2spinal taps then 6 brain MRIs before the age of 35 still wouldn’t confirm it [email protected] 48 symptoms are progressing 12 lesions on brain 8 on brain 8 on spine so visible on brain he thought it maybe tumors no ms point is if I had pushed I would have been on treatments earlier this may have slowed symptoms down PUSH DRS hard to look harder don’t take no for an answer this all could have been better if I had life was to busy then single mom work horse now having 1st grand child hoping I can play with for some time as it progressing I’m very sad and worried I won’t be able to hold and give squishy hugs to her Don’t let drs make you feel like your crazy with these symptoms. Saying a prayer for everybody dealing with this horrible disease xoxo eveyone😘

    • Debbie says:

      I had chronic fatigue syndrome and addisons and many symptoms of MS. You can heal as I did naturally no drugs. Go to medical medium.com and listen to his radio show on MS. It works I am healing with no drugs. Most days feel great bad days get further apart. Bad days now are not a big problem either. Back to working no problem.

      • Diana says:

        Thank you for the link. I like Medical Medium so will find the MS link. I have spinal stenosis and Hashimoto’s..but the severe tingling, burning and numbness seem like there is something more..and I have some kind of bump-swelling things everywere along my muscles. I I try to rub them out. Walking is so difficult and exhausting. Changing to a plant based diet has really helped!! Do not like pain meds..make me groggy. So want to feel well again.

  8. Kalie says:

    Same symtpoms. Started out at vertigo and now right hand dual achy pain. Pins and needle feelings, cold feet/hands, muscle twitches all day/night. Shortness of breath at times. Anxiety is an all time high. Ct was normal along with normal blood work but i was referred to a neuro specialist.

  9. Jessica says:

    Hello, I have been having all over body twitching specially in my legs and glutes for a few months now. Sometimes I am in pain because of the tension and restlessness. My joints hurt, back aches, and my right foot has numbness in two toes only when I move them. I have already seen a neurologist and he thinks it’s benign fasciculation syndrome but I feel they are missing something. I am always tired and generally feel weak and just not right. I am 28 years old and I fear ALS. However, looking at these symptoms list MS might be more possible.

    • Blarz says:

      Depression and anxiety brings about all these symptoms . Peri menopause and menopause cause many issues as well (dizziness, vertigo, itchy, high anxiety , and especially joint pain ) do your due diligence on all these subjects and you will be surprised.

    • Lauren says:

      I am 25 and feeling these exact symptoms. Twitches in every muscle in my body every day for 8 months now with occasional tingling and upper back pain. Can you let me know if you are updated on what it could be?

    • Alan says:

      Hi Jessica. I hope I can help you with my story.

      I started having significant, non-stop muscle fasciculations and pain in my hands, fingers, forearms and legs about 10 months ago. The pain is rare now, however, the muscle fasciculations are stronger than ever now, day and night.

      I had 2 months of MS type symptoms a few months ago with numbness, pins and needles all over, brain fog and insomnia. I had an MRI last month and it was negative for MS. I’ve also been told by a Neurologist that I don’t have ALS.

      I apparently have Benign Fasciculation Syndrome, which is uncomfortable with the non-stop muscle twitches and sometimes presents muscle pain, but this is by far the best possible outcome with these symptoms. If you research BFS, the studies will show many overlapping symptoms of MS. It’s incredible.

      One thing I can share for you and others is that I too developed intense anxiety over these chronic symptoms due to the possibility of what it could be. Within days of receiving the MRI results as negative for MS, I began sleeping again, my numbness went away and the pins and needles stopped. The fasciculations continue today.

      I have learned that the mind is incredibly powerful in making us hyper-sensitive to body functions such as these and when coupled with anxiety and very poor sleep, I have no doubt I was feeling those MS symptoms. I can’t explain why I was feeling them at all but they were very real and painful.

      Please continue to seek medical treatment for certain, but also know that extreme anxiety and sleep deprivation can literally make your body feel several of these symptoms as well, as it did with me. I hope this helps you and others and maybe adds the help of cognitive behavioral therapy when our bodies are overcome with nonstop thoughts and sensations coming from our minds. It’s more powerful than I could have ever imagined.

      God bless-

    • Kwthr says:

      Anyone mentioned there symptoms has got a proper diagnosis? I experienced similar symptoms of muscle twitches, back pain burning sensation sometimes left face tingling, palpitations. I’m anxious and waiting for my app at the neurologist clinic in two days. It seems every time I keep an eye on what is happening on my body the symptoms get worse. I tried to exercise just to forget what I’m going through and get muscle pain which makes me confused whether this is another symptom or from the exercise? I really wish that my GP diagnosis of anxiety related symptoms is correct because I feel like my life has ruined I have a 5 month daughter who I should take care of instead of the self-conscious state. Anyone can help please

  10. Megan says:

    I’d like to attempt to get some direction of the possibility of MS for my significant other. He has been experiencing progressive muscle spasms/jerking in his legs, arms, and occasionally other body parts. They have been getting consistently worse over the past 4 months. His vision is also getting worse progressively. He is having to see a specialist because his eye doctor said his eye muscles were not working properly. He gets cold very easily-often wearing gloves inside the house. He sometimes displays a depressed mood and has difficulty communicating with others at time (slow processing, etc).
    The muscle spasms/jerking and decreasing vision are what worry me the most.

    • D. Ryan says:

      How are you feeling today? I’m having similar issues and have an appt. scheduled with my Dr. for May 1st.

    • Char says:

      Was dx with White Matter Disease….precursor to MS. My head is always hot! If you feel my forehead and top of skull, it’s like a fever, but take my temp and no fever. My feet and hands are always cold. I wish I could balance out the temps.

  11. Tricia says:

    Hello; I have had genetically high blood pressure that I’ve been treating for 5 years. Any symptoms I have, I immediately relate to my heart. But after some tests, I have to consider other causes. I am 35 years old. For the last month I have had unusual symptoms. Heart burn, mild headaches, intermittent difficulties with swallowing (right after I initiate swallowing.. it’s like it get’s caught right in the top of my throat, and happens infrequently.) One episode with full head and face tingling and one episode with just jaw area tingling. One blood test did show results of SLIGHTLY low blood sugar. I ama alight build with no diabetes in my family. I do, however have an Uncle with MS and my great grandmother had MS. We do not know any further than that because my Grandpa was in foster care and only had information about his mother. Anyone else start with symptoms like this?

  12. Cortney says:

    I was diagnosed 12yrs ago w/this dreaded disease and have been put thru the ringer with all that comes along w/MS. Pain throughout my entire body, head to toe, double vision, numbness, headache, my attitude is complete s**t sometime, fatigue, memory, speech, bladder issues, ED, balance, the list goes on. I work everyday and just try and hide all of my flaws but on occasion get caught up. I deal w/a team of neurologists in OKC ok who have been a great help throughout my journey as an MS patient. Of all the different things that i have tried to help myself thru this i’ve found that medical marijuana has been quite a life change to some of my symptoms and i encourage you to try, step out your box and see the difference it could possibly make for you.

  13. Jennifer says:

    I can’t take it anymore my whole body painfully jerks legs twist kick have feeling like I’m being bitten all over itch dizziness vision issues (depth) sometimes people can’t understand what I’m saying other times I know what I want to say but can’t I get a feeling like I’m lost or I’m awake but no one’s home I’m tired I can’t sleep due to twitching itching and pain and swelling. Please I have state medical and the last 4 yrs they have just messed with me getting me hooked in pain pills but no relief besides the effect of the pills I recently attempted suicide was found eyes open but unable to speak I’m told just smiled alot then went into a coma I can’t handle this the pain in every joint is enough to drive someone nuts then add jerking all night and let’s top it with itching and the feeling of being bitten OMG I’m a person 2 I was in the Navy for 15 yes I’m sorry I need help but man I have kids this has changed me taken me from my family n friends please please someone give me some sort of direction oh I also can’t seem to get on the ball I lag know what needs done just don’t and that’s not me at all and I loosing my mind or was the Dr whom told me I had ms at 30 and military medical insurance correct 2 bad I lost that insurance 30 days later prior to getting anywhere with this as far as test etc

    • Christa says:

      I’m so sorry to hear of everything you’re going through, but I beg you Please not to give up! Your kids and family need you. You need you!! Know that your not alone in your pain and suffering. Have you heard of the book Medical Medium? In it the author describes how you can begin to heal by the foods you choose to eat and by taking certain vitamins or health supplement s based on your symptoms. A lot of people have said his protocol has worked miracles. Check him out, Anthony Williams on Instagram and read his book. Start by drinking pure celery juice every morning. Give it a try, what can it hurt? You are what you eat. It will take time, but I truly believe you can heal from this. Don’t let it defeat you. It’s time to make a change. You got this and remember you’re not alone. Hang in there! Xoxo

      • Sumit Verma says:

        Hi there I m 25 year old I m suffering with my stomach tightness chronic constipation before I had foot burning cramping and infection for 1 year I did lots of doctor consultation hospital visit my all test went from brain MRI EEG all blood test biopsy now day by day I m getting more weak and suffering with poor blood circulation sore throats and back and all body stiffness and chronic constipation I have stop going to doctor because i have tried lot supplements nothing is working I m tired of it 🙁

    • Cristina E Scala says:

      Want to first say thank you for your service! Multiple chemical sensitivity can cause a lot of your symptoms. Try to eat clean foods and get rid of chemicals and electromagnetic charges.. let’s hope it helps some

    • Alan says:

      I have been through the exact same symptoms for the past 10 months and as you said, it has been unbearable at times for me as well / beyond anything imaginable. The anxiety and sleep deprivation due to the nighttime jerking movements of my body (sleep myoclonus) started a month ago and I went 4 days with no sleep. I was given some medication by my doctor to help sleep and it worked for 2 nights and then stopped working. I fortunately saw a neurologist 2 days ago who gave me a different sleep medication and I have slept 8 hours each night. I feel like a person again who can function during the day. I didn’t think it would ever happen.

      I decided that of all my symptoms, I had to focus on getting sleep consistently. Without proper sleep, your body will focus more on all of the other symptoms and feelings. Your mind will hyper focus on those feelings, and the sensations will amplify as they did for me. It’s very difficult, but there is hope and answers for you. Maybe you could demand a sleep study from your doctor as well? Don’t be afraid to demand that as you are in need of answers regarding your sleep. It’s important and I can’t stress that enough.

      I want you to know from me first hand that I’ve struggled significantly through most of your same symptoms and that if you can get consistent sleep to calm all of the normal but heightened anxieties that come with these symptoms, you will be able to sort through and face the other symptoms, in time. It’s not easy, but I’ve found that this strategy has really helped me cope and understand better what I’m feeling and sensing.

      Please know that with sleep and someone to help with the intense stress and natural anxiety, you will begin to feel better over time in getting the other symptoms addressed. I didn’t think I could start to feel better, but I know you can too. Don’t be afraid to get any and all help that you need. The right neurologist is out there and it took me 3 tries to find him.

      Please also consider reaching out for cognitive therapy with a professional who can talk through these struggles with you. It did wonders for me and I pray you will get the support that you so much deserve.

      Very best to you.

  14. Hi, I’ve had twitching all over my body for some time now but more and more regular now than ever. I’ve noticed this in my eyelids and face more recently which is frustrating, especially when talking to people. I’ve had pains in my legs for 18 months at least but drive a lot and have been putting this down to posture for long periods. The more concerning issue I’ve noticed is my speech, a slight stutter and struggle to get that particular word out and quickly correct myself. This is becoming more regular and almost daily now. I searched “face twitching” and found this page which is a little concerning. I don’t want to jump to conclusions but a lot of the symptoms are the same and tbh wondering how I should approach this. I’m the kind of person to simply take a deep breath and get on with it but sometimes that is not the wright way and you should maybe listen to your body? My GP said to log my concerns and I did but I received and new business phone and foolishly lost my records. What would you suggest ? Thanks for your time.

  15. Cyd says:

    I started in November I had difficulty one night woke up mouth dry and could not swallow
    Said my uvala swollen
    Then started having severe muscle spasms i. Neck and head terrible migraines
    Numbness in arms and hands
    I had all MRI and basically show arthritis and bulging disc in neck
    I have no idea what going on and I am scared

  16. Heather says:

    many of these symptoms may be caused by a lack of magnesium . Check with your doctor and have him recommend a dosage and try this before you try drugs . You may find after a few weeks or perhaps a month of proper magnesium intake that some of your symptoms have disappeared. Less than 30% of adults get enough magnesium through food.
    Check out this site for more info then go to your doctor .https://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/

    • Julia Versteegh says:

      I was thinking this too. I used to have muscle spasms in my legs at night regularly and sometimes twitching of my eyelid. I started taking magnesium malate and havenot had either of these symptoms occur since.

  17. UnknownVictim says:

    What do I do…I’m only 17 and I’m having all the symptoms in my body except of tremors…

  18. Aashit says:

    You may contact neurologist immediately as this is an advance stage of numbness that may be carpal syndrome to any thing like this

  19. Jennifer Hartley says:

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has been tested for Lyme’s disease? I have been experiencing increasingly worse neurological symptoms for over 18 months. Many other disorders have been ruled out but MS has not been ruled in as my MRI’S have been clear. My initial lyme test was negative but have since learned there’s a high percentage of false negatives. As with most of you I’m very tired and frustrated with the whole ordeal. Any thoughts are appreciated!

    • Christie Hall says:

      I have chronic Lyme disease and I can tell you that I suffered from brain fog, anxiety, joint pain and numbness….before being diagnosed with Lyme I was referred to a neurologist who tested me for MS (which was negative – and when I had a positive Lyme test the Neurologist said “Well that explains it”). Lyme disease is often called the great imitator because it mimics so many symptoms of different diseases. If you suspect lyme, I would recommend finding a lyme literate doctor (https://lymediseaseassociation.org/doctor-referral/about/about-the-doctor-referral/). Diagnosis can be tricky because of false negatives and using the correct labs (and certain protocols before blood tests to increase accuracy). Good luck!

    • Izabela says:

      I am in the same boat with you. Eventually diagnosed with Lyme when naturopath sent my bkood work out to Germany.

  20. Harley hughes says:

    Hi so I was in the er last night due to numbness in my right arm followed by tingly in tips of finger and my legs I also always have numbers in my right side of my face I got a MRI and they said it doesnt look like a stroke but that I could have MS I was told to call them today but they are closed and I am not a patciant yet should I wait tell Monday and call again or should I call for the urgent before hours and try to be seen as soon as possible

  21. Chris says:

    Hello, 28 yrs old. Been having issues with cold hands and feet for years slowly started that some toes or fingers would go numb and tingle sometimes lose feeling. Then past couple years have had a hard time swallowing occasionally. Just a few months ago I started getting bad joint and muscle pain and a twitch in my left cheek it hasn’t gone away in months and is driving me nuts.

    • Sandra Sprengeler says:

      Have you been tested for an auto immune disorder called Polymyositis. It’s very rare. Your doctor needs to check for this.usually a Rhumetologist or Neurologist will order the tests. It’s usually a blood tests and a muscle biopsy.

  22. Catalina says:

    I get spasms on my back also on my feet.they say I have fibromylagia cause i have muscle and joint pain.i had a fall when I was 12,I fell straight on the back of my head.can I be developing Ms.i also have been feeling dizzy and have been going over to the side

  23. Gabrielle K says:

    Wow I read everyone’s post and some of the symptoms I have. I have strong symptoms of vertigo, optic neuritis double vision and discoloration in one eye, on and off again pain in my eye ( which I was diagnosed with and treated), my mri for the brain and my spinal came back normal/negative, memory fog some days are better than others, moodiness and sometimes I don’t mean to be moody, anxiety, I’m always getting headaches, pressure in the back of my head sometimes (it comes and go), my feet and toes is always cold, me and the heat don’t like one another, 2 weeks ago I woke up with a muscle spasm that almost sent me into tears, I was referred to a neurologist ophthalmologist from my eye doctor which was just a general eye exam, they said they wanted to keep an eye on me!

  24. Nancy says:

    I was diagnosed in 1992 by a neurologist. I do not recall having any symptoms prior to that. I saw a naturopath/herbologist after the dr. finished his treatment. She suggested I take Scullcap (to repair nerve damage), Nature’s Way because they only make the capsule form when the supply is pure enough. (Unless a larger company has bought it out that doesn’t care) The first exacerbation was bad lasting about 6 weeks with a new symptom hitting every 2 weeks – dizzy & stumbling, center vision gone, finally left side of my body was paralyzed. Doctor put me on iv methylprednisolone for 7 days (which caused other problems years later). I started the Scullcap and have taken it ever since having only one exacerbation in 2001.

  25. Kandi says:

    I am having strange problems with my left hand and arm. My index finger on my left is numb and cold. My middle finger fluctuates between numbness and tingling. Now when I try to grip with that hand, certain positions cause muscle cramps starting near my elbow that travel to my fingers. My hand becomes trapped and locked in one position and as the cramp begins to go away. My fingers and hand move involuntarily and slowly into a claw like position where it seems strangulated and it twitches a few times like its having an episode then goes back to normal. Its not occasional. I can make it do this by putting it in certain positions. Has anyone else ever had something like this? I’m having vision changes and eye pressure too.

  26. Dianne Sigman says:

    I was diagnosed with ms by an ER doctor. I started having seizures, they did an MRI and I was told I had ms.

  27. Phyllis says:

    I was diagnosed with limes, chronic pain syndrome, rheumatoid authorities
    ,miners decease and a few more things. I’m wondering if I have symptoms of one decease versus all the ten things I been diagnosed with. Ms seems to be the closest thing to all my symptoms. All my blood work was normal

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