It SUCKS!!!! It AB.SO.LUTELY........SUCKS!!!
If you don’t have it….well, thank your lucky stars because the list of Crap (Symptoms) that comes along with it is horrible.
Let me give you a rundown on MS and some of it’s Symptoms in a nut shell……although the list could fill more of something like a dump truck in reality, but nut shell seems less scary. So here we go….
First, the most common Symptoms in MS are:
2) Fatigue,Lack of energy
4) Tingling sensations
5) Walking, Balance, coordination Issues
7) Blurred vision
8) Slurred Speech
9) Bladder/Bowel Problems
11) Memory Loss, Difficulty Concentrating, and/or Difficulty Solving problems
Sounds like no big deal right? HECK NO!!!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Each one of those has its little spin off symptoms that go with its parent symptom………oh the joys of living with MS! (Insert sarcastic voice and rolling eyes here)
Part 2 of the joyous symptoms (roll eyes) comes next! Ready?
*Sensory symptoms: Numbness,Crawling,Pins and Needles Hot/Cold Skin sensation, Burning,Tingling.
*Motor symptoms: Spasticity,Rigidity,Stiffness, Weaknes.
*Eye Movement Abnormalities:Diplopia,Nystagmus, Blurred Vision,Overlapping,Jumping Vision.
*Imbalance and Incoordination:Ataxia,Vertigo, Falling,Floating Sensation,Spinning,Balance Problems,Staggering,Weaving,Shakiness,Clumsiness,Slowness and other false sense of motion.
*Speech Disorders Dysarthria,Slurring,Scanned speech.
*Facial Nerve Abnormalities:Weakness,Palsy, Pain,Spasms,Myokymia (involuntary rapid flickering of facial muscles)
*Trigeminal Neuralgia:Momentary sharp electric or lightening like pain following a nerve.
*OtherBrain Stem-Cerebellar Symptoms:Dysphagia(difficulties swallowing) Loss of Taste,Loss of Smell,Tinnitus,Emotional disturbance,Emotional Lability,Depression,Psychosis and other Psychiatric disorders.
*Optic nerve attacks:Optic Neuritis,Uhthoffs Phenomenon,Flashing Lights or Spots.
*Cerebral Attacks:Aphasia,Hemianopsia, Hemeparesis.
*Transient Attacks:Tonic Seizure,Paroxysmal Symptoms
*Fatigue:Its in a class ALL by itself….NOT your normal tiredness!
*Types of MS:
1)CIS-Clinically Isolated Syndrome
3)RRMS-Relapsing Remitting MS
4)SPMS-Secondary Progressive MS
5)PPMS-Primary Progressive MS
6)PRMS-Progressive Relapsing MS
And that’s a nut shell!
Just a bit more info on MS for those who want to know or those living with it just looking to read more about our illness. So much goes along with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, but I can Blog,Blog,Blog till my hearts content on information!
Next time I’ll talk medications! Those lovely DMDs
Have an amazing day~