Symptoms Visual Disorders    - Blurred vision    - Double Vision   - Discomfort in the eyes   - Distortion of red and green colors   - Flashes of light in the field of vision   - Fast and uncontrollable eye movements   - Loss of vision (usually affects one eye at a time) Muscle Problems    - Muscular weakness   - Loss of balance and coordination (Ataxia)   - Rigidity and muscle spasms   - Tremors   - Clumsiness of a limb   - Acute or chronic pain   - Stiffness in joints   - Involuntary movements Numbness, tingling, or pain    - Facial pain   - Painful muscle spasms   - Itchy feeling, tingling or burning in arms and legs Other brain and neurological symptoms:   - Tingling (Paresthesias) Hands, feet and face   - Pain   - Loss of sensitivity   - Abnormal reflexes   - Dizziness or loss of balance   - Babinski Sign Mental Problems:   - Cognitive deficits  - Lack of concentration   - Decreased attention span and ability to discern   - Memory loss  - Depression or feelings of sadness  - Dizziness or loss of balance  - Emotional changes  - Difficulty to reason and solve problems Sexual Problems:  - Erection problems  - Problems with vaginal lubrication  - Loss of sensation  - Loss of libido Symptoms of speech and swallowing:  - Language poorly articulated or difficult to understand  - Speak slowly  - Dragged words  - Loss of rhythm of speech  - Chewing and swallowing problems  - You loose your words when talking Bowel problems and bladder  - Frequency and urgency to urinate  - Incomplete emptying  - Constipation  - Lack of sphincter control  - Sphincter control
The effects of multiple sclerosis on the central nervous system can manifest an array of symptoms.  They can be mild, such as numbness on the extremities or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progession, severity and specific symptoms vary from person to person and can not be predicted.            It is advisable to consult a neurologist if you eperience the following symptoms and the treatments you have been prescribed do not alleviate them. Symptoms vary because the location and magnitude of each attack may be different. Episodes can last for days, weeks, or months. The functions most affected are usually the following:             Visiual - Sensory - Motor - Emotional - Urinary - Sexual
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