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What are the symptoms of clinically isolated syndrome?

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CIS symptoms can happen in one part of your body or in different areas at the same time. Common ones include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, legs, or face
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision or other eye problems
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Stiffness or muscle spasms
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Poor memory
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Bladder, bowel, or sexual problems

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “What is MS? Related conditions: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: MS symptoms.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS multiple sclerosis information page.” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Kuhle J et.al. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, February 2015.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Treating MS: Medications: Adherence.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Possible MS.”

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: “Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 14, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “What is MS? Related conditions: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: MS symptoms.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS multiple sclerosis information page.” National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Kuhle J et.al. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, February 2015.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Treating MS: Medications: Adherence.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Symptoms & diagnosis: Possible MS.”

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: “Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS).”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 14, 2019

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