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Possible Initial

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

What are the possible initial Multiple Sclerosis symptoms?

Multiple Sclerosis attacks and damages the nerves throughout the body.  Because it is very unpredictable as to which of the nerves through out the body that Multiple Sclerosis will attack in each case of MS, this can result in any number or any combination of the broad range of symptoms that is often associated with Multiple Sclerosis.

The other factor that determines which o the initial symptoms that may appear, before the actual diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis depends on how mild to severe each particular case of Multiple Sclerosis is and how fast it is progressing in how much of the potential nerve damage can be caused by MS. 

Because Multiple Sclerosis attacks and damages the nerves throughout the body, including attacking and damaging the myelin sheath along the spinal and with attacking and damaging different sections of the nerves in the brain, there is a broad range of

Multiple Sclerosis can also demyelinate or damage the myelin sheath on the spinal cord that can leave scarring or Multiple Sclerosis brain effects can be
seen such as cognitive problems, trouble with speaking or memory problems.

MS tests are performed to determine if a person has Multiple Sclerosis, using mri or magnetic resonance imaging machines.

Multiple Sclerosis attacks the body, as if it is a foreign invader. Multiple Sclerosis nerve damage can result that replaced the damaged nerves with scarring that can interrupt the nerve signal traveling from the brain to other parts of the body. Depending on how severe the MS scarring that results is, this can determine how severe the Multiple Sclerosis effects are on the body.

Multiple Sclerosis can include a broad range of MS symptoms that can be mild to severe in how much they affect our bodies. The possible initial Multiple Sclerosis symptom can vary by a broad range too, although there are some symptoms that are more commonly seen as part of the initial symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Twelve years ago, I myself was given the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. Before I was diagnosed, I traveled for work and led a very active life in many ways. I had a very time consuming and demanding job, but I managed to squeeze in time where I could to be involved socially in several groups and to help out by volunteering at an orphanage near where I lived. I was always on the go, always doing something.

I was 31 years old when I was given the diagnosis
of Multiple Sclerosis
. My initial MS symptoms were
so subtle, that I did not even notice them at the time that they were happening. Thinking back on it all
now, about what I was experiencing before I was diagnosed, it is easier to see now what were actually my
 initial symptoms of MS.

Multiple Sclerosis is often diagnosed between that ages of 20 and 40, although some people are not diagnosed with it until their 50s or 60s.  There have also been a much smaller number of people that have been diagnosed  younger than 20 also, but these cases are found much less often.

Possible initial symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis may include any combination of the following symptoms and they may come and go off and on for 2 to 3 years before the symptoms may become severe enough that Multiple Sclerosis may be suspected before the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is suspected or diagnosed.

Possible initial Multiple Sclerosis symptoms can include any of
the following:

* Memory problems - I had a very good memory growing up, but I started to forget many things, like what I was planning on doing at work and forgetting what people had just said to me. I started losing things all of the time. I had to write a “To Do List” most days, just to keep track of my tasks for each day. I had to leave myself reminders at home so that I did what I needed to do before I left for work each day. To me Multiple Sclerosis memory problems are the toughest MS symptom for me to deal with besides the incontinence and frequent infections.

* Overwhelming Fatigue – within about 2 years before I was diagnosed with MS, I had two 6 month periods of time where I was so incredibly exhausted that I had a very difficult time making it through an 8 hour work day without taking naps every chance that I had. I normally had an hour drive to work each day and it was very difficult for me to drive for 8 hours without pulling off the road when I was only halfway to work for me to rest for 10 to 20 minutes before I could drive the rest of the way. I had to take a nap at every break (like coffee break or lunch break), because I could not keep my eyes open at these times. I had to take a 1 hour nap before I left the office to drive home. I was so exhausted after I arrived at home that I had to take a 90 minute nap before I could make dinner. I would go to bed as soon as I ate dinner each night. Getting out of bed the next morning was very difficult, since I had trouble keeping from going back to sleep when I needed to get out of bed. I had this happen to me for 6 months and then the fatigue just went away for 6 months. The MS fatigue returned for 6 months again and then it went away for 6 months and after this was when I was diagnosed with MS.

* Cognitive problems - Multiple Sclerosis cognitive problems that I had included more problems thinking things through and more problems with figuring things out that were easy for me to figure out before.

* Not Connecting with my Surroundings as well - I had MS brain function problems that made it difficult for me to understand what people were asking me.  Things just did not make sense to me sometimes or I did not connect with what was going on around me.  I also had problems with having a slower response time - things did not register to me as quickly as they had before Multiple Sclerosis entered my life.

* Personality changes (temporarily) – I had an episode where I became very upset with one of my managers at work and started screaming at him over very little. I totally misunderstood what he had said to me and I jumped to conclusions and acted like he was personally attacking me. I never would have thought of acting like this with anyone at work before. I was reprimanded by my boss, instead of being fired and I was told not to do it again. I apologized and I felt horrible for doing this to him. I had no idea what was going on with me and I felt like I was starting to lose my mind and my sanity.

* Numbness and MS Tingling – odd sensations started coming and going including MS numbness and MS tingling sensations, specific points of intense pain.

* Weakness and Problems Standing – I had a few short episodes where I would become very weak all of a sudden and I had to sit down and wait until the feeling passed. This made me feel like my knees where going to collapse and I was going to fall on the floor, if I did not sit down.

* Vision Problems  multiple sclerosis vision problems that I experienced included things being more out of focus, blurry or tilting sideways. This happened off and on for a few months before I was diagnosed.

* Eye Pain – the multiple sclerosis eye pain started within the 2 weeks before I was diagnosed.

* Headaches – the headaches came off and on probably some time within the 2 years before I was diagnosed.

* Sciatic Pain – this multiple sclerosis pain or multiple sclerosis sciatica started becoming a shooting pain that traveled up the back of both of my legs whenever I tried to sit down about 1 week before I was diagnosed.

* Overheated Often – this would come and go sort of randomly. Multiple Sclerosis heat sensitivity was gradually increasing, even before I was diagnosed.

* Frequent Infections – I had the flu 4 to 7 times in 1 year, even when it was not flu season. My boss noticed this before I did and asked me why was out sick so often for 2 years in a row, when I had not been previously. 

* Incontinence - I had a very big problem with ms incontinence when I was first given the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis, but I don't remember if this was starting to become a problem before I was diagnosed or not.

* Balance and walking problems - Multiple Sclerosis balance and multiple sclerosis walking were 2 very noticeable problems that I had just before I was diagnosed with MS. I had more and more problems with balancing and walking before I was diagnosed with MS that were very noticeable. This symptom alone made people notice that there was definitely a big problem with what was going on with my body, especially within the 2 weeks before I was diagnosed.

* Spasms or Tremors - multiple sclerosis spasms or ms tremors were not as severe before I was diagnosed with MS, but other people around me at least noticed them. Spasms or tremors are where the legs kick on their own or the arms, hands, feet or other parts of the body appear to jerk uncontrollably on their own. 

All of these MS symptoms that I had within the 2 years before I was diagnosed, were very mild and other people noticed them off and on when I did not.

After I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I was told by so many people "How does it feel to have an incurable disease" that this made me more determined then ever for me to keep searching for anything that would help to reduce my symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis .

Well, I am happy to say that I have found some Alternative and Natural ways to reduce my own symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

It has taken me some time and much "trial and error" to find ways that have helped to reduce many of the initially severe symptoms of MS that I experienced, that may help you to find relief to your symptoms of MS too.

You don't have to learn by trial and error like I did for way too long, to find out about the ways that I have found that have helped me to find relief to the symptoms of MS.  There are ways that can help you to find relief to your MS symptoms.

I have written an Ebook that can help provide you more information about what I have found that can help that discusses the alternative and natural ways that I have found that have brought me relief to my MS symptoms and helped me to function better that are ways
that  may be able to help you too!

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