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Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Fatigue, Difficulty Walking, Vision and Speaking problems

By Editorial Team (Y)
March 11, 2022


MS fatigue occurs in about 80% of MS patients, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).

Difficulty walking

Multiple sclerosis difficulty walking can be caused by:

  • numbness in legs or feet;
  • troubled balance;
  • muscle weakness;
  • muscle spasticity;
  • troubled vision.

Difficulty walking can result in injuries if you fall.

Vision problems

MS vision problems are among the first symptoms in patients. These issues may come and go, resolve completely, or worsen over time.

Some common vision issues associated with MS include:

  • optic neuritis, which can cause pain or blurry vision in one eye;
  • diplopia, or double vision;
  • nystagmus, or involuntary movement of the eyes;
  • partial vision loss;
  • MS eye pain;
  • blindness.

Other symptoms

Other fairly common symptoms of MS include:

  • acute or chronic pain;
  • tremors;
  • cognitive issues involving concentration, memory, and word-finding;
  • difficulty chewing and swallowing;
  • sleep issues;
  • numbness and tingling in arms, legs, face,
  • problems with bladder control.

Some early symptoms of MS may go away and then return in several weeks or months. They can also be caused by different reasons including MS but not limited to it.

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