Diagnosing multiple sclerosis isn't easy. It's a complex condition with many different symptoms. Tests for MS could include blood tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). But if you think you might have MS, the first thing to do is talk to your GP.

It's hard to pinpoint exactly when MS begins, and the early signs and symptoms are different for everyone. It is not uncommon for a diagnosis to take several months, and frustratingly it can take even longer. Your health team will need to explore other possible causes for your symptoms and carry out many different tests.

What should I do if I think I have MS?

Most people who have unexplained symptoms won't have MS. But if you're worried you might have MS, your GP should be your first port of call.