Question: What does MS feel like in the beginning?

Numbness or Tingling A lack of feeling or a pins-and-needles sensation can be the first sign of the nerve damage from MS. It usually happens in the face, arms, or legs, and on one side of the body. It also tends to go away on its own.

What is the most common first symptom of MS?

What are some of the common symptoms of MS?fatigue.numbness and tingling.loss of balance and dizziness.stiffness or spasms.tremor.pain.bladder problems.bowel trouble.More items

Where does MS usually start?

Because MS can develop anywhere within the central nervous system and encompasses the optic nerves, the brain and the spine, a lot of different types of critical attacks can occur, so that leads to diagnostic complexity, says Thomas Shoemaker, MD, a neurologist and MS expert at the Rush Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Can MS come on suddenly?

Paroxysmal is a term for any MS symptoms that begin suddenly and only last for a few seconds or a few minutes at most. However, these symptoms may reappear a few times or many times a day in similar short bursts.

What does MS numbness feel like?

What does MS tingling feel like? Numbness is a loss or dulling of sensation. This means that you may be unable to feel light touches, pain, or changes in temperature. Numbness can cause difficulty with everyday activities.

Does MS feel like a pinched nerve?

Its easy to initially ignore numbness or weakness, especially because these symptoms may go away without treatment. It is also common for people and doctors to misattribute the initial symptoms of MS to something more benign, such as a pinched nerve or muscle strain.

What are the early symptoms of MS in a woman?

SymptomsNumbness or weakness in one or more limbs that typically occurs on one side of your body at a time, or your legs and trunk.Electric-shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements, especially bending the neck forward (Lhermitte sign)Tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait.12 Jun 2020

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