I already have a post about multiple sclerosis symptoms on this blog. But, it is a personal account of my own symptoms. And, is therefore somewhat anecdotal. So, I thought it might be more useful to have a more concise and formal page on the subject.

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

First of all, Multiple Sclerosis can have many different symptoms. The severity of any symptom can vary from one person to another.

However, having one of these symptoms is not enough to form a diagnosis of MS. If you suspect that you may have this disease you must speak to your medical practitioner.

Since receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be a traumatic and stressful event. You should not panic. There is life after MS.

And better understanding of this condition is leading to improved treatment options.

Furthermore, with the right lifestyle changes you may never experience any of these symptoms.

Finally, I must thank Paul Jones for his  “All about Multiple Sclerosis” site which is a gold-mine of information on the subject.

Paul Jones is in the process of forming The Multiple Sclerosis Information Trust.

I did not always know the correct terminology or the correct medical name for some of these symptoms. So, I had to make frequent reference to the “all about Multiple Sclerosis” information.

The Imprecise List


This list of multiple sclerosis symptoms is not exhaustive, they are merely conditions I can relate to, and many of them I have experienced first-hand. See my:

Multiple Sclerosis Manifestations in Detail

page for a more detailed discussion on each of the above MS manifestations.

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in General

I must reiterate that having one or more of these symptoms does constitute a diagnosis of MS. You must consult a clinical specialist if you suspect that you might have this condition.

Rounding up this Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Journey

My original diagnosis had been that my MRI showed lesions. The lumbar puncture had protein present but my neurologist only said “Yes, you might have MS, but it is too early to be certain”.

It has also been my experience that you must have more that one period of relapse. In my case, it was 5 years before my second serious relapse and my neurologist at the time stated “Of course it is MS”.

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994. Before this diagnosis was made, I will have had many years where the MS went undetected.

In fact, it is possible that I was born with MS. Or at least born with the predisposition to develop multiple sclerosis.

However, this is all conjecture and probably not relevant to this blog post.

Irrelevant Guidance

I note, and I will have to perform some further testing, but the Yoast SEO guidelines for the minimum length of a blog post.

It would appear that the 300 word count minimum has now increased to 900 words.


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Tom Zyliak
Tom Zyliak

While reading the list I began to check
Off the ones I have had in the past. By the end all
But 4 were checked. Thankfully I am still RRMS after 14 years.


I am fairly sure I have moved on to SPMS and I think, maybe, it is better than the extremes of RRMS.

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