MS symptoms and signs

MS has many symptoms, but not everyone will experience all of them.

Some symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:

  • fatigue
  • numbness and tingling
  • loss of balance and dizziness
  • stiffness or spasms
  • tremor
  • pain
  • bladder and bowel problems
  • vision problems
  • problems with memory and thinking

MS symptoms can come and go and change over time. They can be mild, or more severe.

The symptoms of MS are caused by your immune system attacking the nerves in your brain or spinal cord by mistake. These nerves control lots of different parts of your body.

That’s why you can get MS symptoms in many parts of your body, and why everyone’s MS is different.