Presenting Symptoms of MS:
While there are no defined symptoms that each and every person initially diagnosed with MS may present with there are some more common that others. Clinically Isolated Syndrome or “CIS” clinically denotes a first attack of the immune system on the central nervous system and is very often under diagnosed. Some researchers and clinicians believe that MS may well begin up to five years or longer before noticeable symptoms manifest.
Clinically Isolated Syndrome does not necessarily mean a person has multiple sclerosis. Diagnosing MS can also be a difficult process as many health care conditions symptoms may be mimicked by MS. As a result procedures utilized to diagnose multiple sclerosis continue to evolve as medical science and tools gain more insight into the health condition.
Presenting symptoms of multiple sclerosis often include but are not limited to:
- Muscle weakness, causing difficulty walking
- Loss of coordination or balance
- Numbness, “pins and needles,” or other abnormal sensations
- Visual disturbances, including blurred or double vision.