MS symptoms range from mild to severe. It depends on what part of the brain, spine, or nerves in the eyes have been affected. Problems may last for a few days or be lasting. They may also get better and then come back months to years after they start. Some people may have problems that get better and then have lasting harm that is found during an exam.
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The most common problems are:
Less common symptoms are:
Things that may trigger or worsen symptoms are:
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD Last Updated 9/26/2018