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What are some of your symptoms with MS?

Posted by Bonnie T.

I have been having brief episodes (about 20-30 a day) where I get like a head rush, and I don't have any coordination in my left leg and arm.  Does anyone else have similar problems??
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Only every day ;-p


Ok... I know not funny...


These are my most up to date symptoms

Visual Symptoms

Optic Neuritis: Blurred vision, eye pain, loss of color vision, blindness

Diplopia: Double Vision

Nystagmus: Jerky Eye Movements

Ocular Dysmetria: Constant under- or overshooting eye movements

Movement and sound phosphenes: Flashing lights when moving eyes or in response to a sudden noise

Afferent Pupillary Defect: Abnormal pupil responses

Motor Symptoms

Paresis, Monoparesis, Paraparesis, Hemiparesis, Quadraparesis: Muscle weakness - partial or mild paralysis

Plegia, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Tetraplegia: Total or near total loss of muscle strength

Spasticity: Loss of muscle tone causing stiffness, pain and restricting free movement of affected limbs

Dysarthria: Slurred speech and related speech problems

Spasms, Cramps: Involuntary contraction of muscles

Hypotonia, Clonus: Problems with posture

Myoclonus, Myokymia: Jerking and twitching muscles

Restless Leg Syndrome: Involuntary Leg Movements, especially bothersome at night

Footdrop: Foot drags along floor during walking

Dysfunctional Reflexes: MSRs, Babinski's, Hoffman's, Chaddock's

Sensory Symptoms

Paraesthesia: Partial numbness, tingling, buzzing and vibration sensations

Anaesthesia: Complete numbness/loss of sensation

Neuralgia, Neuropathic and Neurogenic pain: Pain without apparent cause, burning, itching and electrical shock sensations

L'Hermitte's: Electric shocks and buzzing sensations when moving head

Proprioceptive Dysfunction: Loss of awareness of location of body parts

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Facial pain

Coordination and Balance Symptoms

Ataxia: Loss of coordination

Intention tremor: Shaking when performing fine movements

Dysmetria Constant under- or overshooting limb movements

Speech Ataxia: Problems coordinating speech, stuttering

Dystonia: Slow limb position feedback

Dysdiadochokinesia: Loss of ability to produce rapidly alternating movements, for example to move to a rhythm

Cognitive Symptoms

Cognitive dysfunction: Short-term and long-term memory problems, forgetfulness, slow word recall

Mood swings, emotional lability


Aphasia, Dysphasia: Impairments to speech comprehension and production

Other Symptoms

Uhthoff's Symptom: Increase in severity of symptoms with heat

Impaired sense of taste and smell


Respiratory problems

Sleeping Disorders

Inappropriately cold body parts


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