If you have MS, you know that relapses can happen at any time. This is why it's important to be able to recognize relapses, even if you haven't yet been diagnosed with the disease. Relapses occur when the body has to work harder at blocking a specific symptom rather than blocking all of them. MS sufferers who are able to identify and act on these relapses can significantly reduce their chances of ever having another relapse.
The MS symptoms that you have been called secondary symptoms. These are typically what people expect to experience first when they begin having MS. However, there is a difference between first having MS symptoms. People who first have no symptoms at all sometimes don't start to realize that something might be wrong until the disease has progressed to a more serious stage. Here is an example:
Someone who has no clear MS symptoms might start to have short-term memory problems, short-term and long-term pain, and a sense of fog or depression. Someone else who has MS symptoms could also experience headaches, blurred vision, sleep problems (decaffeinated beverages are OK), flu-like symptoms, and loss of taste in the mouth. While these examples are just some of the MS symptoms that others can experience, the point is that you need to be able to look for MS symptoms so that you can look for a diagnosis early.
The MS primary symptoms are the ones that are directly related to your brain and central nervous system. These are the symptoms that help determine whether or not you have MS. For example, one of the primary symptoms of MS is a slowed motor skill (such as walking or climbing stairs) and difficulty with speech. Someone with MS might also experience:
There are some common MS symptoms that affect everyone with the disease, but some symptoms aren't common in all people with the disease. One MS symptom that affects almost everyone with MS is fatigue. Almost everyone with MS will feel fatigue at some point during the day. Sometimes, fatigue comes and goes, and sometimes it is more persistent. This fatigue can affect many different parts of the body and can be manifested in different ways. Some people may get more energy, others might feel tired all the time, or they might feel irritable.
Another one of the more common multiple sclerosis symptoms is weakness or numbness in the legs or feet. Again, this weakness can affect many different parts of the body and is often not related to any of the other MS symptoms listed above. While there are no cures for MS, there are many different types of treatments often used to help slow the progression of the disease. These treatments often include lifestyle changes, and use of medication to try to control some of the damage done to the brain and central nervous system.
Another group of MS symptoms is something called myelin. A few of the more common MS symptoms of myelin are: loss of hand-eye coordination, a loss of balance, problems with vision, and trouble walking. Of course, when you talk about myelin it is generally referring to the loss of the myelin sheath around the inside of the brain. There is no way to directly treat or even understand the process of myelin loss, but there are several different theories on how it can be treated. For most patients with MS, however, myelin often doesn't go away on its own.
MS symptoms like fatigue and weakness can be difficult to understand. But if someone with MS sees that they are experiencing multiple symptoms that span over several areas of their life, they should see a medical professional. MS isn't a curable disease, but there are medications that can help control symptoms, as well as lifestyle changes and treatments often used to help slow the progression of MS. By understanding these symptoms, you can be better prepared to tell your doctor about what your real problem is.
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