50 Multiple sclerosis You Might Be Unaware That How Can Affect You


Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS) with symptoms that can affect almost anything from head to toes. The disease is so variable that no two people with MS are likely to have exactly the same combination of symptoms. As MS symptoms mimic dozens of other conditions, it is also important to consider that this list is not exclusive to MS.
Here are 50 of the most common MS symptoms:
Vision problems

Optic neuritis – loss of vision, eye pain, diminished color vision
Diplopia – double vision
Blurred vision
Flashes of light in peripheral vision
Cerebellar ataxia can cause:

Gait ataxia – uncoordinated walking
Nystagmus – jittery eye movements
Intention tremor – shaking when attempting fine motor movements
Hypotonia – inability to maintain a steady posture
Dysdiadochokinesia – inability to maintain a steady rhythm
Dysmetria – reduced control of range of movement resulting in over- or under-shooting limb movements
Dysarthria – changes in speech production, including slurring, unclear articulation of words, and difficulty controlling loudness
Dysphonia – changes in voice quality, including hoarseness, breathiness, nasal tone, and poor control of pitch
Dysphagia – difficulty swallowing
Motor problems

Loss of strength or muscle weakness
Loss of muscle tone (hypotonicity) or increased muscle tone (hypertonicity)
Spasticity – continuously contracted muscles and/or muscle spasms
Myoclonus – sudden involuntary muscle contractions
Foot drop
Problems walking, impaired gait, or mobility problems
Loss of balance
Loss of coordination (ataxia)
Vestibular ataxia can cause:

Loss of balance
Vertigo – dizziness, nausea and vomiting
Nystagmus – jittery eye movements
Sensory ataxia results in:
Loss of body position sense (proprioception)
Inability to detect vibrations
Romberg’s sign
Cognitive changes

Short and long-term memory problems
Attention difficulties
Slower speech or information processing speed
Problems with abstract conceptualization
Difficulty finding the right words
Confusion or sensory overload
Emotional changes

Generalized distress and anxiety
Mood swings or emotional lability
Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)
Bladder, bowel,other Problem

Urinary incontinence, hesitancy, urgency, frequency, retention, or leakage
Constipation, diarrhea or bowel incontinence
Impotence, reduced libido, or inability to achieve orgasm
Reduced genital sensation or vaginal dryness
Sleep disorders

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) or nocturnal movements
Sleep disordered breathing
Sensory problems

Abnormal sensations (dysesthesias)
Numbness, tingling, burning, or tightness
Pins and needles
Severe itchiness (pruritus)
Hypersensitivity to touch
Pain – acute or chronic, mild to severe
Loss of proprioception (sense of body position in space)
Inability to detect vibrations
Impaired sense of taste or smell
Trigeminal neuralgia – stabbing pain in the face
L’Hermitte’s sign – electrical shock-like sensation running down the spine and into the limbs when you bend your neck forward or backward
The MS hug
Other symptoms

Headache and migraine
Breathing problems
Heat sensitivity
Problems regulating heat and cold
Paroxysmal symptoms
Hearing problems

Hearing loss
Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
Hyperacusis – abnormal sensitivity or intolerance to everyday sound levels or noise