MS symptoms are unpredictable and variable. No two individuals have the same exact symptoms, and therefore each individual of symptoms may vary over time. One individual may experience just a few of the potential signs while another person is experiencing a plethora of them. One man may have sporadic episodes of blurred vision, while another person may have to deal with a complete lack of vision. Because of this, it is important to have an understanding of what MS symptoms look like and how to spot them.
MS pain that occurs from random sources is called "non-specific" pain. It is generally not associated with any specific part of the body, such as the spine or hands. People with MS generally describe pain that affects just one area of their body in a way that can't be explained by another part of the body or nerves. Some of these symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning, or stiffness that are sometimes felt on just one side of the body or all of the body.
Another group of MS symptoms include fatigue. For most people with multiple sclerosis, there is a period where they will experience extreme fatigue. This fatigue lasts for a few days at a time, then it usually fades away. However, for some people, MS fatigue can last for months, even years. This lack of a typical pattern helps doctors determine if it is MS, or something else.
Facial spasms, also known as facial Parkinsonism, affect many people who suffer from MS. Facial spasms can include uncontrollable shaking, and they may not be accompanied by other MS symptoms. Some of the other MS symptoms that are related to muscle stiffness are also spasms. Some people may find that their facial muscles become stiff and lock up; however, other people may only experience muscle spasms in specific areas of their face or body.
The final group of MS symptoms is divided by the severity of their impact on a person's daily life. If MS is affecting a major portion of a person's life, it can be a real challenge to function normally. One of the first signs that people notice is difficulty with vision. This problem can worsen over time as the disease progresses. Vision tests may be recommended to help determine the severity of this impairment.
It can be difficult to know when to see your neurologist for an MS diagnosis. It's important to watch for early signs of any changes in your motor functions. The earlier a patient can get an MS diagnosis, the better the chances of a full recovery. The worst thing that a person with multiple sclerosis can do is continue to worsen their condition.
Other symptoms often confused with multiple sclerosis include double vision and weakness. Often times, the initial test that a neurologist will perform will include testing your eyesight. If your eyes look fine, then you most likely will not have any other symptoms that require the attention of a neurologist. In addition, you should avoid overexerting yourself, especially if you are a victim of rebound headaches, weakness in the legs or dizziness.
These MS signs can all point to a neurological dysfunction and should be investigated. The reason why there are so many different neurological dysfunctions are due to the way our brain operates. Certain activities stimulate certain parts of our brain at different times and when those activities stop, so does communication. MS is also a neurological disorder and can be caused by a myriad of different things. Sometimes, the disorder is only a symptom of another medical issue.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis