Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the abnormal response of the immune system affects the central nervous system. In this condition, the immune system causes inflammation which damages the myelin sheath, or the protective coating over the nerve fibers, as well as the nerve fibers themselves.
The condition can produce a wide array of symptoms, some of which may come and go. Everyone experiences the condition differently in their symptoms. Some of the symptoms MS patients encounter are below and in most cases, these can be the earliest signs of MS to develop.
Tingling or Numbness
Tingling, numbness, and pins-and-needles-like feelings may develop in the extremities. These symptoms occur when there are disruptions to nerve signals. Numbness often occurs in the fingers, face, legs, and arms.
Widespread discomfort may develop in MS, and is experienced by roughly half of all patients. Muscles may feel tight, and …