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.

Most Frequent 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 Dysfunction
Impact Of Cognitive Symptoms
Minimizing Cognitive Symptoms

Next: Life with MS

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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.

Most Frequent Symptoms

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 Dysfunction

Impact Of Cognitive Symptoms

Minimizing Cognitive Symptoms

Next: Life with MS

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