Me, My MS and I

The Usual Suspects

The symptoms of MS vary, but there are some ‘classic’ symptoms which I like to call The Usual Suspects. They also happen to be ‘silent’ symptoms, which aren’t outwardly apparent. This leads to MS having a relatively low profile and makes it more difficult to understand as it’s a ‘silent’ condition for the most part.

I’ve been working on this series of blog posts over the past few months and will post them in the coming weeks and months to hopefully raise awareness and remove some of the taboo associated with discussing certain MS symptoms.

There are also some resultant issues, such as motivation, which I’ve tried to cover.

I don’t suffer from all of these symptoms so have researched as much as possible into the ones that I don’t have any experience of.

The planned blog posts cover a range of topics:

  • Pain in MS
  • Pain management
  • Spasticity, muscle spasms and stiffness
  • Fatigue and fatigue management
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Cognitive function
  • Drop foot
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Balance
  • Visual problems
  • Self confidence
  • Motivation
  • Mobility
  • Dexterity
  • Dealing with the unknown (progression etc)
  • Accepting diagnosis
  • The diagnosis process
  • Symptoms to look out for

If there are any I’ve missed, please feel free to add a topic in the comments and I’ll do a post on it.


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  1. * shaydee5 says:

    Hi, tartan_miss. One thing I’ve wanted to post about is how long it takes to get a diagnosis of MS, and publicizing awareness of the symptoms so treatment can be started sooner. This applies to doctors, too, since there are doctors who also don’t know what the symptoms are.

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 8 months ago
    • Hiya,

      Thanks very much, that had completely slipped my mind! Will add that to the list : )

      Thanks very much,


      | Reply Posted 7 years, 8 months ago

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