MS symptoms can fluctuate from one person to another. In general though, there are four classifications of MS that occur on people with the disease: broadly defined multiple sclerosis (MS), relapsing multiple sclerosis (RSMS) and specific sclerosis (SMS). Clinically single-sided MS is when someone experiences at least four or more of the above symptoms. Typically, people with MS experience these symptoms on one side of their body only. This is referred to as a classic case of MS. In addition to this, there are many other types of MS.
There are four kinds of MS: broadly defined multiple sclerosis (BSMS), relapsing multiple sclerosis (RSMS), specific sclerosis (SMS) and idiopathic multiple sclerosis (IDMS). When a person first experiences one bout of MS, then medical professionals often classify it as CIS, especially if multiple sclerosis is suspected. Not everybody who has CIS eventually goes on to develop MS. However, many people with CIS experience MS relapses, for which they are diagnosed with MS. Here are some common MS symptoms in people with this condition:
* Spasticity - MS is a disease characterized by an increase in fluid retention and decreased bulk. This can affect the muscles, tendons and ligaments. MS spasticity can affect people of any age, although the disorder tends to come up during late adolescence or early adulthood. Some common forms of MS spasticity include myelin unblocking, rigidity or limited range of motion of limbs, muscle stiffness and bladder or ejaculatory control. If you experience one or more of these spasticity symptoms, seek advice from your healthcare provider.
* Numbness and tingling in the extremities - MS can have different degrees of severity. The disease often targets the feet, legs and thighs, although it can also affect the hands, arms and even the face (more so in women than in men). MS pain is divided into focal points such as aches in specific parts of the body, or widespread, sharp pains that radiate from a particular location. Other symptoms can be hard to pinpoint because they can be quite intense and sudden in nature. If you experience numbness, tingling or other forms of MS symptoms, see your healthcare provider immediately.
* Vertigo - MS can affect anyone, even as young as age 25. In its mildest form, it can be described as a lightheaded or unsteady sensation or difficulty walking, or a feeling of fainting. As the disease progresses, the number of symptoms can increase. One of the most common early symptoms of MS is the inability to balance or maintain balance, or the feeling like one is out of breath. Other early symptoms can include aching muscles, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea, confusion or a loss of consciousness.
* Pulsatile Tinnitus - MS can sometimes cause a pulsing sound in the ear or head. The sound can be louder than other noises or be quieter than other sounds. It can feel like the person has gone outside and is experiencing a light breeze, or it can feel like someone is shouting into their ears. A physician can check for neurological problems with a variety of exams, including MRI's and X-Rays.
* Nerve Spasms - MS can often result in a decreased or loss of sensation in the muscles of the arms or legs. MS sufferers may experience muscle spasms in the limbs or even the face/head. The spasms can be triggered by any sort of stimulus, including light touch, brushing or even squinting. These types of spasms can be quite painful, especially when the nerve is hit, and should be seen by a neurologist as soon as possible for effective treatment.
* Pains in the Hand - MS can also trigger an increased sensitivity or annoyance with certain parts of the hand, arms, or even the torso. MS pain can range from a mild nuisance to an excruciating experience, making it hard to perform even simple tasks. This is often accompanied by numbness or tingling in the fingers or the palm. If you've been noticing pain that doesn't seem to improve with over the counter medication, you should see your doctor to determine if your symptoms are related to MS.
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