Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

MS symptoms are variable and unpredictable. No two people have exactly the same symptoms, and each person’s symptoms can change or fluctuate over time. One person might experience only one or two of the possible symptoms while another person experiences many more.

Common Symptoms

  • MS Hug (Dysesthesia)
  • Fatigue/Weakness
  • Walking (Gait) Difficulties
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Spasticity, Vertigo and Dizziness
  • Vision Problems
  • Bladder/Bowel Problems
  • Sexual Problems
  • Pain & Itching
  • Cognitive/Emotional Changes and Depression


Establishing and following a treatment plan with your healthcare provider is the best strategy for managing your MS. Medications are used in multiple sclerosis (MS) to modify the disease course, treat relapses — also called attacks or exacerbations — and manage symptoms. Along with the other essential components of comprehensive MS care, these medications help you manage your MS and enhance your quality of life.