In MS, resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. The symptoms, severity, and duration can vary from person to person. Some people may be symptom-free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.
Other forms of MS include Relapsing MS and Relapsing-Remitting MS. RRMS is more common and is diagnosed when symptoms go through cycles of activity and remission.
Physical therapy and medications that suppress the immune system can help with symptoms and slow disease progression.
- Eye pain and vision problems (such as double-vision or jumpy vision)
- Numbness and tingling
- Sensitivity to heat
- Pain that runs down the spine
- Feeling weak and tired
- Stiff muscles, trouble moving your body
- Sexual problems (trouble getting aroused or climaxing)
- Problems with balance and coordination
- Hard time thinking clearly