Multiple sclerosis or MS is a chronic illness that affects the spinal cord, optic nerves and brain. The illness can have debilitating symptoms that may allow a person to request Social Security Disability. For patients suffering from MS in Ohio, their case may look different from another person. Each patient has his or her own set of symptoms, but there are some common symptoms of MS.

According to WebMD, MS develops between the ages of 20 years old and 40 years old typically. Often, symptoms of MS may improve and then come back later on, whereas others may have some symptoms disappear, while others linger. It is difficult to predict the route that a person’s MS will take. For instance, one person may not experience symptoms for months and only ever experience one at a time. Then, another may have a number of debilitating symptoms all at once.

Early symptoms may include blurry vision, eye pain and dull appearing colors. You may also experience numbness in your legs and face. You may feel a shock when you move your head. As damage occurs to your myelin, more symptoms may develop.

You may have some of the following symptoms:

  • Bowel problems
  • Inability to walk
  • Balance issues
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Serious fatigue

MS causes weak muscles and slowed thinking that can lead to fatigue that is not related to how much or how little work you do. Even with a night’s sleep, you may never feel rested. In addition, MS patients may suffer from muscle spasms and heart related issues.

The above article is to inform on MS symptoms, not to be interpreted as legal advice.