MS symptoms can range from one person to the next. Each person has to be diagnosed with their own particular type of MS, or else they will be classed as having "MS Induced Symptoms." There are four forms of multiple sclerosis:
Clinicallyisolated syndrome (CIS): When a person first experiences certain of symptoms, medical professionals usually categorize it as CIS, when in fact, there are no symptoms at all. Instead, a person may be experiencing changes in vision and hearing, or they might feel weakness or tingling in certain parts of the body. Sometimes these changes might last for a long time, or they might just occur at any given moment. Relapsing-reoccurring MS (RRMS): This is perhaps the most common type of MS. People who have RRMS have episodes of exacerbations that are similar to those of classic MS, but which occur several times a week or even every few days.
Mood disorders and depression can also accompany the other symptoms of MS. It is sometimes hard to tell which form of MS you might be dealing with because mood disorders and depression affect people in different ways. Mood-swings and depression are very common with RRMS. However, it is also possible to experience mood swings and depression when not under the influence of MS. MS can also lead to other mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder and psychotic depression. Certain mental health conditions can also co-exist with MS.
Another common thing that often occurs is depression and cognitive problems. MS can lead to poor brain functioning in many ways, including the loss of memory and concentration. These two symptoms are often found together in patients with MS. However, some specialists believe that the correlation between depression and MS is influenced by the overall poor health of those with MS. MS may cause the breakdown of muscle strength and co-ordination, leaving them more prone to depression and cognitive problems. MS can also leave the sufferer prone to a lack of energy, which can lead to poor cognitive function.
When it comes to MS symptoms such as loss of appetite, insomnia, fatigue, pain, stiffness and slowed reflexes, the most obvious is a loss of appetite. However, MS often progresses into nutrient deficiency, leaving the patient fatigued and weak. MS can also lead to a loss of muscle mass, leaving the patient with poor strength and co-ordination. MS can also lead to other mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder and psychotic depression.
Depression is another common MS symptom. Depressed patients can exhibit a range of other symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, fatigue, sleep disturbances, speech problems and loss of sex drive. MS can lead to fatigue, which is often one of the MS symptoms that is hardest to live with. However, MS can also lead to vision and hearing problems. If you are experiencing fatigue along with other MS symptoms such as loss of vision or hearing, you should see a doctor immediately so that treatment can be started quickly.
Another MS symptom that can be difficult to identify is depression. MS can make it difficult for the sufferer to recognise when they are depressed. MS depression can be a persistent depression as well as milder episodes of depression that occur less than is normal for the patient. MS depression can be a direct result of the myelin loss that occurs as part of the progression of the disease, making it particularly important for anyone who has experienced symptoms of depression to discuss these with their doctor.
It is often difficult to diagnose multiple sclerosis symptoms early because the disease progresses so slowly. The early signs of MS are often the least severe and therefore harder to spot. However, if these early signs of MS are recognised, they can make a significant difference to the progression of the disease and the impact it can have on your daily life. MS is a disease that is slowly debilitating, but it does not have to be. By being aware of the various early signs of MS, you can start to reduce the impact it has on your life.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis