Recognizing the signs of SPMS
In SPMS, relapses become less frequent, but symptoms gradually worsen outside of relapses. MS is an autoimmune condition that causes the body to attack the protective layer around your nerves and can cause nerve damage as well. This may mean increased disability, including difficulty walking or increased fatigue. Another symptom that can be associated with SPMS is increased cognitive problems such as issues with memory or thinking. Changes are usually gradual but it’s important to spot the signs so that you can flag them to your doctor early. Monitoring changes and communicating these to a healthcare professional can be important to your care.
Be sure to discuss anything you notice with your doctor.