MS symptoms, according to many doctors, are the result of the inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation occurs due to damage caused by the inflammation of the myelin in the nerves. MS is not a life threatening disease, as it does not affect the life span of those affected. The only effect of MS is on the motor neurons and the muscles which give motion to the body. However, MS can cause severe damage and disability to the sufferer.
The MS symptoms vary from individual to individual. Some people may have more severe MS symptoms while others may have milder MS symptoms. The MS symptoms experienced by people depend upon their specific condition. For example, one may have a case of MS that affects only the facial movements, while another may have a case of MS that affects not only the facial movement but also the speech. People who have MS experience severe pain in their hands and feet.
Many other MS symptoms exist such as the weakness, numbness and tingling of the extremities. The MS sufferers experience fatigue and exhaustion. This fatigue and exhaustion are due to their inability to move their body parts or due to the pain in their muscles. They feel weak, exhausted and tired and have difficulty in maintaining their stamina and are not able to do their usual activities like walking, climbing steps and swimming.
Another common multiple sclerosis symptoms is the spasticity. The patients with MS have abnormal spasticity. Spasticity means the muscles become extremely tight or loosely. Such type of weakness makes it difficult for the patients to move their body parts and makes them unable to perform their usual tasks easily. Such type of weakness and spasticity is one of the most widespread MS symptoms.
However, there are some MS primary symptoms as well. The MS primary symptoms are mainly divided into two categories namely, Parkinsonism and syndromes. The Parkinsonism includes the tremor and rigidity or weakness. The patients suffering from MS may suffer from uncontrollable shaking or trembling or from the sudden onset of sweating too much and sweating excessively for no apparent reason. Moreover, the patients suffering from the MS may develop problems related to their urinary bladder and their legs, which result in the occurrence of the so called secondary symptoms of MS.
The second group of MS symptoms consists of the syndromes. Some of the very prominent MS symptoms of this group are restlessness, rigidity, loss of muscle tone and the so called "foggy" feeling. However, there are others symptoms that occur at times in almost every case of MS. The MS primary symptoms do not necessarily coincide with the various MS secondary symptoms, which makes it hard to diagnose the condition accurately.
However, there are certain common points that help in distinguishing between the two groups of MS symptoms. Firstly, the first symptoms always precede the other symptoms. Secondly, the first symptoms of MS do not generally have any long-term repercussions on the sufferer. Lastly, the MS first signs usually appear during the early childhood stages and hence are easier to recognize than the later ones.
It has been observed that almost all the people who get MS symptoms are in a state of ignorance about the disease. As a result, most people do not realize that they are getting affected until it has really gotten worse. For many people who have been diagnosed with MS, even the doctors themselves are not in a position to recognize the beginning of the disease. It is for this reason that most people suffering from the disease have to face the frustrating reality of no real cure for it. However, there are several ways by which you can control the worsening of your symptoms so that you don't have to worry about the fact that you are not fully aware about what is happening to you.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis