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What are the symptoms of progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS)?

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No two people are likely to have the same set of MS symptoms in the same way. Some problems may come and go or happen once and not again. The way multiple sclerosis (MS) affects you depends on which areas of your brain or spinal cord have damage from the disease.

Symptoms of progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS) may include:

  • Eye pain and vision problems, such as double vision or jumpy vision
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Pain that runs down your spine, like a mild electrical shock, when you bend your neck
  • Dizziness
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • Sexual problems, like trouble getting aroused or climaxing
  • Trouble moving and muscle stiffness
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • A hard time thinking clearly
  • Depression

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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