Multiple Sclerosis: The Early Signs & Symptoms

MS symptoms vary depending on the brain or spinal cord area that’s affected. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, more common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue so extreme it interferes with ability to function at home and work.
  • Numbness or tingling often felt in the torso, face, arms and legs.
  • Problems with walking because of balance, muscle weakness, stiffness or fatigue.
  • Visual issues such as blurred vision and pain with eye movement.
  • Dizziness and vertigo with feelings of being off balance or lightheaded.
  • Constipation or loss of control of the bowels.
  • Bladder issues.
  • Problems with cognitive function like short-term memory and processing.

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