People with multiple sclerosis (MS) tend to have their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually the symptoms get better, but then they come back. Some come and go, while others linger. No two people have exactly the same symptoms. You may have a single symptom, and then go months or years without any others.
Additional resources. Your Whole Health, Your Whole Team: Managing Your Complex MS Symptoms- webinar/telelearning brought to you by the National MS Society and Can Do MS. Sleep Disturbances and MS – article addresses emerging research on sleep in MS, how people with MS can assess their sleep, and emerging treatments for sleep disturbance in MS.
Common early signs of multiple sclerosis (MS) include: vision problems. tingling and numbness. pains and spasms. weakness or fatigue. balance problems or dizziness. bladder issues. sexual dysfunction.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms: Muscle & Tonus Symptoms Overview. Multiple sclerosis exacerbations (attacks) cause damage to nerves in the central nervous system known as “neurons” resulting in signal loss. The loss or misinterpretation of these signals through a network of neurons results in the symptoms associated with MS.
The most common types of pain experience by people with MS are headache, back pain, extremity pain, and muscle spasms. Because the pain comes from the nerves, common pain medicines like aspirin have little or no effect; however, other medications may be effective.
Muscle Spasms. Jerky and spontaneous muscle spasms are one of the more visible and embarrassing symptoms of MS. Muscle spasms are often quite painful and can leave the extremities, such as the arms and legs, quite sore and stiff afterwards. According to research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, chronic and painful muscle spasms are
These symptoms may be as mild as simple muscle tightness, but they may become severe enough to produce painful muscle spasms as well as pain and stiffness in and around the joints. Spasticity has been estimated to affect anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of people with MS.
In multiple sclerosis (MS), two types of atrophy are common: muscle atrophy (due to disuse of specific muscles) and brain or cerebral atrophy (due to demyelination and destruction of nerve cells). When a person complains of muscle weakness, the doctor checks muscles for …