MS symptoms are variable and unforeseeable. No two people have exactly the same symptoms, and each person’s symptoms can change or vary over time. One might experience only one or two of the possible symptoms while another can experience many more.
Fatigue – can seriously interfere with the ability to function both at home and work, and may be the most dominant symptom in a person
Walking difficulties – attempting to go from one place to another but cannot manage to do so
Spasticity – this is a condition in which there is an unusual increase in stiffness of muscle which might interfere with movement
Numbness or tingling – numbness in the body is one of the first symptom that many MS patients suffer
Vision problems – Blurred vision, poor contrast and decrease in colour clarity are also one of the first symptoms experienced by many
Dizziness and vertigo – MS patients may feel off balance or lightheaded or they might have a sensation that their surroundings are spinning
Bladder and bowel problems – bladder disfunction is a common symptom experienced by patients
Less common symptoms
Swallowing problems – this results to damage to the nerves controlling the small muscles in the mouth and throat.
Speech problems – aside from long pauses, the voice can sound weak, winded, choppy and soft
Tremors – hands, head and sometimes the whole body can go through periods of uncontrollable shaking
Breathing problems – MS can cause muscle weakness in the respiratory muscles causing breathing problems
Hearing loss – hearing loss, fluttering sounds and ringing in the ears can also be caused by MS Seizures – these can result due to abnormal electrical discharges in an injured or scarred area of the brain