9 Health Issues That Are Often Mistaken for MS

Because multiple sclerosis (MS) is such a complex disease, sometimes it can be hard to get an accurate diagnosis. Even though research has been evolving there is still no single test that can determine if a patient has MS.

MS is also a very individualized disease, which means that different people struggle with different symptoms at various times and at different levels of intensity. Because of that, MS is often misdiagnosed.

To help you understand more, here’s a list of nine conditions that are commonly mistaken for MS (source: everydayhealth.com):


Lupus is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects multiple organ systems. Each patient is uniquely affected by lupus and some of its most common symptoms include rash, joint and muscle pain, kidney disorder, and neurological disorder.

Did you know that there are some less common signs of MS you might not know about?

One comment

  1. Visitor says:

    A tenth may be copper deficiency. ( When MS researchers need animal models to test MS treatments, they give cuprizone to mice, which causes a copper deficiency, which in turn causes MS-like symptoms )

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