Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms

There is no typical case of MS. It is not uncommon to experience more than one symptom, and whilst there are symptoms common to many people, no person would experience all of them. Some of these symptoms are immediately obvious, whilst others are often hidden, and difficult to describe to people who aren’t living with them.

MS symptoms affect people differently, and should be discussed openly with your health professional, especially if they are affecting work, relationships, self-care and social activities.

Symptoms affecting sensation and function

Symptoms affecting movement and strength

Symptoms affecting thinking and feeling

Dizziness

Balance

Anxiety

Heat Intolerance

Bowel and bladder

Concentration

Numbness

Fatigue

Depression

Optic neuritis

Muscle weakness

Fatigue

Pain

Spasms

Information processing

Pins and needles

Spasticity

Memory

Sexual difficulties

Speech problems

Visual/spatial difficulties

Swallowing problems

Tremors



Symptoms Fact Sheets

For more information about specific symptoms and their managment options, see the fact sheets below.

Ataxia and Tremor

Cognition

Continence Care

Depression

Heat Sensitivity

Managing a relapse

Sensory Symptoms

Spasticity and Spasms

Swallowing issues

Vision

Signs & Symptoms