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What symptoms signify the onset of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis?

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Along with these signs, there are other symptoms that might show you’re shifting to SPMS:

  • Increased weakness and trouble with coordination
  • Stiff, tight leg muscles
  • Bowel and bladder problems
  • A harder time with fatigue, depression, and problems thinking Your doctor can only diagnose SPMS by comparing your symptoms over time, so make sure you tell her about any changes in your symptoms.

SOURCES:

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

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Secondary Progressive MS."

Cleveland Clinic: "Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What we know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis."

Koch, M. , 2010. Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery Psychiatry

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: "Living with Progressive MS."

Medscape Education: Clinical Review of Management of Secondary Progressive MS."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Secondary Progressive MS."

Cleveland Clinic: "Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What we know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis."

Koch, M. , 2010. Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery Psychiatry

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: "Living with Progressive MS."

Medscape Education: Clinical Review of Management of Secondary Progressive MS."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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