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Managing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

There are so many different signs and symptoms when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis -- and each person has a unique experience. It's important to address all the different symptoms and have access to the information and education you need to manage yours.

The Mayo Clinic has a comprehensive list of symptoms that may affect you, including the following:

Movement Symptoms

  • Numbness 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

Vision Symptoms

  • Partial or complete loss of vision, usually in one eye at a time, often with pain during eye movement

  • Prolonged double vision

  • Blurry vision

Other Potential Symptoms

  • Slurred speech

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Tingling or pain in parts of your body

  • Problems with sexual, bowel and bladder function

Thankfully, places like the Consortium for Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is doing great work educating folks on how to manage their many different symptoms. In this video, Dr. Randall T. Shapiro addresses issues like spasticity, physical therapy exercises, fatigue, mobility, sexuality, cognition, preventative rehabilitation and more.

"Managing Multiple Sclerosis is about disease management," he says. "It's about symptom management. It's about person management."

Watch it here:

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