Diagnosis and symptoms

Most were diagnosed with RRMS.

Over 83% of respondents were originally diagnosed (using MRI and other diagnosis tests) with relapsing remitting form of MS, while many still have that diagnosis, others have advanced form of MS such as progressive relapsing, primary progressive or secondary progressive MS. Over two thirds of people with MS started treatment within a few months of diagnosis. Finally the top 3 most frequently reported current symptoms are fatigue, numbness/tingling and walking difficulties. Many other symptoms are also reported.

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Cognitive symptoms have a significant impact for many people living with MS.

Memory loss, information gathering and verbal fluency are the top 3 cognitive dysfunction reported. A review of the most used techniques to minimize the impact of cognitive dysfunction is provided and includes, use of lists, calendars and notes.

Cognitive symptoms reported by participants, including memory loss, information processing verbal fluency and more
Impact of cognitive symptoms pie chart
Techniques used by participants to minimize the impact of cognitive dysfunction

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Most were diagnosed with RRMS.

Over 83% of respondents were originally diagnosed (using MRI and other diagnosis tests) with relapsing remitting form of MS, while many still have that diagnosis, others have advanced form of MS such as progressive relapsing, primary progressive or secondary progressive MS. Over two thirds of people with MS started treatment within a few months of diagnosis. Finally the top 3 most frequently reported current symptoms are fatigue, numbness/tingling and walking difficulties. Many other symptoms are also reported.

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a silhouette of a woman surrounded by a list of most frequent symptoms of MS

Next: Cognitive symptoms

Cognitive symptoms have a significant impact for many people living with MS.

Memory loss, information gathering and verbal fluency are the top 3 cognitive dysfunction reported. A review of the most used techniques to minimize the impact of cognitive dysfunction is provided and includes, use of lists, calendars and notes.

Cognitive symptoms reported by participants, including memory loss, information processing verbal fluency and more

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Impact of cognitive symptoms pie chart

Techniques used by participants to minimize the impact of cognitive dysfunction

Next: Life with MS

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Written by: Jonathan Simmons | Last reviewed: May 2015.