One of the most widely known and most frustrating of the many MS symptoms is brain fog. For those who suffer from MS this can have a profound effect on their lives. If you are suffering from MS and the symptoms you are experiencing are caused by brain fog, then there is help. MS sufferers need to learn to recognize and combat the effects of brain fog. By understanding what causes the fog and how it can be treated there is hope for those with MS.
MS sufferers have symptoms that mirror normal depression but MS sufferers may also exhibit unusual behavior including acting depressed, being easily distracted, being easily angry or having trouble sleeping. The inability to maintain concentration and/or concentration at work and at home, difficulty learning or remembering things or developing new ideas may include depression. In addition, depression in those with MS may include a tendency to be pessimistic and cynical. These feelings may increase the risk of depression occurring in the first place or exacerbate existing depression. MS and depression may share some similar external symptoms such as: apathy, a negative outlook, decreased interest in things they used to enjoy, and constant thoughts of dying or losing control.
Another common MS symptom is tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. This MS symptom can include sensations such as a cold feeling in the hands, cramps in the feet or a burning sensation in the hands. Other common sensations associated with MS include numbness or tingling sensations in the eyes, face, scalp, lips, throat and extremities. People with MS are most prone to experiencing numbness and tingling sensations in the arms and hands but these sensations can also be felt in the legs and even in the toes.
Many MS sufferers have reported feelings of anxiety and depression. These feelings are likely to intensify during times of stress and these feelings may lead to more serious depression. Unfortunately, MS can wreak havoc on a person's emotional and physical health. The debilitating affects of MS symptoms are well-known and are often referred to as the "silent killer." With such devastating effects as these, how can a person cope with the many symptoms of MS?
First, when beginning to feel the symptoms of MS, it is often a good idea to visit a neurologist to determine if there is a cause for your discomfort. A neurologist, or doctor of neurology, can help you determine what the cause of your MS symptoms may be so that you can find a treatment that will work for you. In addition, once a diagnosis has been made, a neurologist can offer you the assistance you need to manage your MS symptoms and improve your quality of life.
When visiting with your GP, MS nurse or neurologist, your first step should be to determine if the numbness, tingling or other sensations in your limbs are the result of the onset of MS. MS commonly begins in one part of the body and moves toward the other parts of the body over time. If one of your limbs suddenly seems to be painful or other sensations are present in more than one place on your body, this could mean that you are suffering from a part of MS known as relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). In order to treat MS, it is important that you visit an MS expert and not rely on home remedies or over-the-counter medications.
In addition to treating MS symptoms, a specialist also evaluates your spinal cord lesions. MS often begins in one part of the body, but can spread quickly to other areas if not treated properly. MS experts perform a thorough physical exam, review your medical history and perform tests to help determine the cause of your MS symptoms. In some cases, your neurologist may recommend that you undergo MRI scans or CT scans to determine the nature of your spinal cord lesions.
Another common characteristic of MS symptoms is hearing loss. MS patients often experience difficulty hearing the sound above a higher frequency. This is usually only noticeable when you're close to a speaker. However, hearing loss can also occur without being close to a speaker, so it's important that you try to avoid listening to loud music or talking to people when you suspect you may have MS. While there isn't a cure for MS, living with the many symptoms can be a difficult task.
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