WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MS?
Multiple sclerosis symptoms, symptom severity, and symptom duration vary from person to person.
MS symptoms show up differently depending on where nerve damage has occurred. For example, damage to one part of the brain may lead to difficulty thinking, whereas damage to another part of the brain may lead to a physical disability. Silent damage can also occur. This is when damage is taking place, but no outward symptoms are present.
If symptoms recur or worsen, or if new symptoms appear, these periods are called relapses. By definition, a relapse must last at least 24 hours and follow a previous episode by at least 30 days.
- Most relapses last from a few days to several weeks
- A relapse can be mild or severe
Be sure to talk to your doctor about any new or worsening symptoms you may have.