Common symptoms of MS
MS symptoms are variable and unpredictable. No two people have exactly the same symptoms, and a person’s symptoms can change or fluctuate over time.
During an MS relapse (also called an exacerbation or flare-up), you might experience new symptoms, or a worsening of existing symptoms. When you recover from a relapse, some symptoms may go away while others can linger.2
Sometimes, other factors can make symptoms worse. It could be from heat exposure, stress, or an infection or sickness.2 Typically, when these factors are resolved (for example, when you cool down), the symptoms should improve.
Common symptoms seen in MS include:3
- Bladder and bowel problems
- Cognitive changes
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Emotional changes
- Numbness or tingling
- Sexual problems
- Vision problems
- Walking difficulties
You can review more detailed information about common MS symptoms here.
Less common symptoms can include speech problems, problems with swallowing, hearing loss, seizures, tremors, and breathing problems.1
Talk to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing new symptoms or existing symptoms are worsening. Your healthcare provider can also help you develop a treatment plan to manage certain symptoms.
Looking for a way to track your symptoms? Download the symptom tracker guide from Common Threads.
Side effects & AUBAGIO
It’s important to know the risks of any medication you take. And when it comes to AUBAGIO, it’s no different.
Possible serious side effects
If you experience any of the following side effects while taking AUBAGIO, speak with your healthcare provider right away. In addition to the risk of liver problems and the risk of harm to an unborn baby, other serious side effects include:
- Reduced white blood cell count
- Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms
- Allergic reactions, including serious skin problems
- Breathing problems (new or worsening)
- High blood pressure
- Certain vaccinations should be avoided during treatment with AUBAGIO and for at least 6 months after discontinuation
Review the list of possible serious side effects with AUBAGIO.
Common side effects with AUBAGIO
Here are some of the most common side effects reported in AUBAGIO clinical trials. Please note, that these are not all of them. Talk to your healthcare provider about any concerns that you have regarding possible side effects.
- Hair thinning or loss
- Abnormal liver test results
Review the list of possible common side effects with AUBAGIO.
Not every person reacts the same way to medication. If you have concerns about side effects, please talk to your healthcare provider. You can also call the MS One to One Nurses at 1‑855‑676‑6326.
What to do about symptoms and side effects
Always let your medical team know about any new side effects or symptoms you are experiencing.
Your healthcare team may have practical tips that can help with side effects. They may want to evaluate you if you have a new symptom.
To help provide information about what you are experiencing, here are some things you can note:
- When did you start to feel the symptom or side effect?
- What are you experiencing?
- Be as specific as you can. For instance, if you are experiencing headaches, note when you experience them, where you feel the ache, and what the level of pain is. Let your healthcare provider know if you’ve taken over-the-counter pain relievers for the headache and whether you found relief. You can also provide context, such as poor sleep or increased stress that may be contributing to how you feel.
- Have you have been ill, or had any type of infection or fever? When did the illness start? Are you being treated for the illness with any medication, such as antibiotics?
- What medications are you taking, including any medication changes or over-the-counter medications or supplements?