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Old 07-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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Re: Unable to walk much or stand for long

When I was diagnosed in 2006 (I was 22 years old!) I was going through the same thing. I couldn't walk very far or stand for very long. I had a lot of trouble with stairs and sometimes still do but not nearly as severe as back then. Once I started pain management with amitriptyline my legs and hips started to get better but it takes work. I walk on my treadmill 5x a week and get out for walks with my dog. I still can't stand for very long extended periods of time (an hour MAX), it causes a lot of neck and shoulder tension. That can be frustrating as I'm a photographer, but low impact exercise is definitely beneficial.