If you have MS, you may experience a change in your skin known as sensory symptoms. It could be a sensation that feels strange or could be hard to describe. For example, some people say it can feel like pressure or a sensation of something that’s not there, such as insects crawling over your skin, being squeezed, a sharp sting or a shock.
Common sensory symptoms include:
- pins and needles
These sensations can happen across any part of the body, however it’s usually in the face, arms, body or legs.
While you may not be able to see the causes of these sensations, the perception and sensation felt is very real to the person experiencing it. For example, you may feel itchy but not have any visible rash or irritation on the skin.
Sensory symptoms may be uncomfortable and can impact your movement or ability to do tasks, such as writing, walking, or holding objects safely.