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What are the symptoms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)?

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No two people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are likely to have the same symptoms in the same way. Some may come and go, or appear once and never again. The symptoms you have depend on the area of your brain or spinal cord that the disease has damaged. They can include:

  • Eye pain and vision problems such as double vision or jumpy vision. These problems may be the first sign you have RRMS.
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Pain that runs down the spine, like a mild electrical shock, when you bend your neck
  • Dizziness
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • Sexual problems, like trouble getting aroused or climaxing
  • Stiff muscles and trouble moving your body
  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • A hard time thinking clearly
  • Depression

From: Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis."

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): "Multiple sclerosis. Understanding NICE guidance -- information for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers, and the public."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis."

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): "Multiple sclerosis. Understanding NICE guidance -- information for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers, and the public."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

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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