The autoimmune disorder MS is called “the great masquerader” because its symptoms are so easy to brush off as something else. If you have any of these multiple sclerosis symptoms, get them checked out by a doctor.
BY CHARLOTTE HILTON ANDERSEN
Your socks don’t match
Everyone has days where they show up to work wearing one black sock and one blue sock. But if you frequently have a hard time telling colors apart, especially when it used to be easy for you, that is a red flag. Becoming partially blind, color blind, or blind in one eye is one of the primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis, says Clifford Segil, DO, a neurologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “It’s called optic neuritis and it happens because of a loss of insulation around the optic nerves in the brain,” he explains.