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What are symptoms of strange sensations related to multiple sclerosis?

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The first symptoms of multiple sclerosis may also be unusual sensations around your body, including:

  • An electric-shock-like feeling when you move your head or neck; it may travel down your spine or into your arms or legs
  • Numbness, often in the face
  • Tingling
  • A feeling of tightness or swelling
  • Severe itching

SOURCES:

National MS Society: “What is multiple sclerosis?;” “Symptoms;” “Diagnosing MS;” “Optic neuritis;” and “Diagnosing MS.”

Marrie, R.A. Neurology, Jan. 2009.

Goldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th edition, 2012

UptoDate: “Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults.”

Miller, D.H. TheLancet Neurology, February 2012.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 23, 2020

SOURCES:

National MS Society: “What is multiple sclerosis?;” “Symptoms;” “Diagnosing MS;” “Optic neuritis;” and “Diagnosing MS.”

Marrie, R.A. Neurology, Jan. 2009.

Goldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th edition, 2012

UptoDate: “Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults.”

Miller, D.H. TheLancet Neurology, February 2012.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 23, 2020

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