People with multiple sclerosis (MS) tend to have their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually the Multiple Sclerosis Signs get better, but then come back. Some may come and go, while others linger.Keep track of your Seizures Symptom to help your doctor monitor the course of the disease and the effectiveness of the treatment
Common Early Multiple Sclerosis Signs
The following are some common early signs of MS:
Vision loss. Eye problems, including vision loss, are often the first Multiple Sclerosis Signs. Before Jeffrey Gingold received his MS diagnosis, for example, he noticed his vision rapidly declining in one eye. Gingold was 36 at the time, making such dramatic vision loss extremely unusual. He scheduled an appointment with his regular ophthalmologist, who told him, “You either have MS, or you have a brain tumor.” An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan confirmed that he had MS.
Balance problems. Balance problems and dizziness are also common early Multiple Sclerosis Signs. When Rick Sommers was diagnosed with MS at age 34, he was fit and athletic. “I was training for a marathon, and my balance was off,” he recalls. “I felt lightheaded. I went to a doctor who thought it was an inner ear infection.” But, he says, “I was misdiagnosed.” It took another Multiple Sclerosis Signs and another doctor to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
Numbness or tingling. After Sommers’s balance difficulties, he began to notice tingling and numbness in his right side, which motivated him to see a neurologist. The neurologist ordered an MRI and found lesions in Sommers’s brain that indicated MS was causing his symptoms.