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Q: symptoms of multiple sclerosis ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: zeynep-ga
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Posted: 07 Jul 2002 15:17 PDT
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Question ID: 37379
floaters and flashes in eye
tingling in hands and feet
jaw and mouth discomfort

Request for Question Clarification by cobrien-ga on 11 Jul 2002 06:36 PDT
What information are you looking for? Do you want the complete list of
symptoms for MS or just to find out if these are symptoms of MS?
Subject: Re: symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Answered By: pm3500-ga on 11 Jul 2002 22:38 PDT
The three symptoms you ask regarding MS are possible. Since there are
many questionable medical sources on the internet, I will only point
out two reputable ones discussing MS.

From the Mayo Clinic.... 

"Symptoms of MS vary depending on the location of your affected nerve
fibers. Signs and symptoms may include:

-Numbness, weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs 
-Brief pain, tingling or electric shock sensations 
-Tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait 
-Impaired vision with pain during movement in one eye 
-Disordered eye movements, causing double vision or moving field of

The National Multiple Schlerosis Society produced a bood called
PLAINTALK: A Booklet About MS for Families by Sarah L. Minden, M.D.,
and Debra Frankel, M.S., O.T.R.

It says, "Each person with MS has a unique set of symptoms depending
on where in the central nervous system the demyelination occurs." The
book goes on to elaborate about the symptoms and breaks them down into
two categories.

The initial symptoms of MS are most often:

·difficulty in walking;

·abnormal sensations such as numbness or “pins and needles”; and

·pain and loss of vision due to optic neuritis, an inflammation of the
optic nerve.

Less common initial symptoms may include:

· tremor;

· incoordination;   

· slurred speech;

· sudden onset of paralysis, similar to a stroke; and 

· a decline in cognitive function—the ability to think, reason, and

Here is a link to the book 

Since the symptoms of MS are individual specific, the most appropriate
way to diagnose specific symptoms is to visit the family doctor.

Search strategies:
Multiple sclerosis, symptoms
Subject: Re: symptoms of multiple sclerosis
From: pm3500-ga on 11 Jul 2002 22:39 PDT
My apologies, the link for the Mayo Clinic resource is at the bottom of the answer.

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