“Brain fog” from MS can come in many forms. Do any of the following sound familiar to you?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you’re not alone. All these are common examples of cognitive issues caused by multiple sclerosis.
48% of MyMSTeam members reported experiencing cognitive issues in our “What Matters in MS Survey”. It’s the third most discussed symptom on MyMSTeam after fatigue and walking/mobility issues, and for many - it starts early.
In fact, in a recent Q&A post asking “How far into your diagnosis of MS did your cognitive issues (if any) develop?” – about one-third of responses said the cognitive issues began prior to diagnosis, and another 30% said it came within the first 5 years after diagnosis.
How far into your diagnosis of MS did your cognitive issues (if any) develop?
(Analysis of 437 responses to this question on MyMSTeam in February 2017).
What Can You Do About It?
Cognitive issues are definitely something to be tracking and discussing with your neurologists. Your doctor may not always bring it up, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real or not linked to your MS. Here are some things to ask your doctor at your next appointment:
What cognitive symptoms do you experience? Are you taking any treatments to help manage them?
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