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Old 03-25-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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still wondering- now another leg problem

hi there to one and all.
I have not posted for awhile. this last week has been very difficult. My right leg has had nerves/muscles firing all week. It is weaker than the left and has 'gone out' on me a few times. This is really getting me down. Waiting to see my neurologist in May. One Dr. thinks I have ms one doesn't. Frustrated to no end. Is there anything to take to stop this!!! Please if anyone can help. I would appreciate it.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: still wondering- now another leg problem

I have found that my left leg weakness will wear down my right leg due to overworking it. Rest, rest, and more rest is my cure. During the day, now, I make sure I rest between my son's college classes. I avoid putting pressure on either leg until it is time to go. Even then, between buildings I have the need to stop even with my service dog pulling me along.

You have to listen to cues from your body. If I do not listen, the consequences are 2-3 days recovery. Try resting your good leg more. If you are not yet, you might try some forearm crutches. I found these helped me. You might need to look at a power chair for those days when you really need it- remember you need to still try to apply weight bearing exercises to keep your muscles and bones healthy.

You might also speak with a rehabilitation therapist and start a strong program of stretching.
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MS onset circa 1977
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