What are typical symptoms and complaints of multiple sclerosis?

That's difficult to answer. The possible symptoms of multiple sclerosis are very diverse and depend on where in the body the MS foci have developed.

Now, before you startle at the following long list of possible ailments, it is important to realize that no patient with multiple sclerosis has all of these ailments, but often very few of them.

The more common complaints of multiple sclerosis include:

  • Blurred vision (blurred vision, milky veil)
  • eye pain
  • Sensitivity disorders (tingling, itching, cold or heat sensation, etc. at certain skin areas)
  • Numbness on certain parts of the body
  • Lesions or pain in certain parts of the body
  • Hands, lower legs and feet are particularly frequently affected

Rather with longer existing illness


  • muscle cramps
  • paralysis disorders
  • Spastic movement inhibitions
  • dysphagia
  • dizziness
  • speech disorders
  • Shaking (for example, the hands at the beginning of a movement)
  • bladder problems
  • Gastrointestinal complaints
  • Tiredness, exhaustion
  • mental disorders


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Comments (1)
1 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 8:18 pm
In my MS, all the symptoms listed here apply except gastrointestinal complaints.