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Old 11-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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Balance Issues and Interferons

A poster asked me in another thread if when I started taking Rebif if it threw off my balance and I thought that might be an interesting topic for everyone to explore..
The answer, personally, is NO. I actually had such balance and tripping problems prior to being dx, that I started to wonder what was going on with me. Im usually on the graceful side, and as a former dancer- never had an issue with hugging the walls ! It happened rather quickly for me....after I started Rebif, I had those first few miserable months , but I did notice that my balance problems improved considerably once my body started to get used to the drug...
Now, over 3 years later, Im starting to have balance problems more frequently again, but usually when Im really tired or have to walk a long distance....

Did anyone else experience a change in balance issues when they either started MS drugs? did they improve or get worse?
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: Balance Issues and Interferons

Hi MSNik-----------

As I stated in the other thread I am not sure if it is the meds or not but my balance is getting worse----could be coincidence ,I used to just get "stumbly" when working and getting tired but now it is happening more and more often even when I feel "good"-- it is also worse when I am standing still than when walking.I have never been what one would call "graceful" but I was a pretty good stander once upon a time

maybe dance lessons might help me out.........

much love to you Nik-------------knuckle

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Re: Balance Issues and Interferons

knuckle. You havent been on Avonex that long, right?? There is still hope that it will help me. The other side of it is that THIS IS MS! Unfortunately, each of us will experience different limitations and symtoms- no telling if this is temporary or not at this time....for me, its always been worse when Im, its happening more often. SO, time will tell. I have been pushing myself lately.

Stay positive and strong- and keep open communication with your Neurologist..or as I call mine, my new best friend.
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