As with any of the other symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis, MS pins and needles or Multiple Sclerosis pins and needles too are caused by damage to myelin, which forms a protective sheath over the nerves. Myelin helps in the faster and complete conduction of signals from the brain to the nerves. When myelin is damaged, it is unable to do this function, which in turn leads to the nerves getting damaged. When this condition occurs, it leads to symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, bowel and urine inconsistencies, depression, neurological disorders as well as tingling sensation. One of the early symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is MS pins and needles, which are usually brought on as a result of MS related heat resistance or a result of MS fatigue. In most cases, it should lessen or disappear once the person’s body temperature is normal or when the person has got sufficient rest. Touch sometimes triggers this sensation.


Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Pins and Needles


MS pins and needles is one sensory symptom of Multiple Sclerosis that is very commonly referred to as tingling, numbness, pins and needles, burning sensation, severe itchiness or a vibrating or buzzing sensation. It can come on at any time of the day or night. In fact, this being neurological in origin, is one of the key symptoms associated with MS that often leads people to seek treatment. MS pins and needles usually appear in the hands and legs and tend to move to the core. It can interfere with normal body functions.  However, Multiple Sclerosis pins and needles can be treated with medication.


Effects of MS Pins and Needles


Multiple Sclerosis pins and needles are not an indication of the severity of the disease or that it’s getting worse. There is no fixed pattern for this condition, as people may experience this feeling in waves or a steady throbbing. If it interferes with sleeping, the patient must discuss it with the doctor to receive proper treatment. Multiple Sclerosis pins and needles are a sure indication that the body temperature is rising and needs to be cooled. A positive side to MS pins and needles is that it is a sure shot indication that the nerve is still alive and a prompt action can avoid damage.