Common symptoms

Multiple sclerosis symptoms are varied and unpredictable, depending on which part of the central nervous system is affected and to what degree.

The most common symptoms are fatigue, pain, bladder and bowel issues, spasticity, problems with vision, cognitive fog and changes in emotion. However, any neurological symptom may be caused by multiple sclerosis.

Some symptoms are immediately obvious. Others, such as fatigue, numbness and cognitive fog, can be invisible. These can be hard to describe to others, which makes it hard for family and carers to understand.  Our Seeing MS campaign tries to help others understand.

Find out more about some common symptoms:


Learn more

Find support in your local area

Find information, support and services in your local area – whether you’re a person living with multiple sclerosis, or a family member, friend or carer.

Newly Diagnosed

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be extremely difficult to come to grips with. All of a sudden there is a lot of new information to absorb, questions to ask and key decisions to make. We're here for you - from the day you're diagnosed and each day after.

Publications

Dig deeper with a wealth of publications on a wealth of topics including symptom management, wellness, disease information, booklets for family and carers and more.



Call Us - 1800 042 138

MS Connect is our free telephone and email information support and referral service.

Register with MS

By registering with MS you can access our full range of services and support.


Stay informed with the latest from MS

Icon
TIS

Connect with us...