I love your name I think it the most beautiful name I have ever seen!!! Welcome to the board. I am sorry your husband is keeping you up and night. That is no fun for sure. Sleep is so so important. Do mention it to Herb's doctor. And monitor that leg weakness.
I did not have mono ever. I have been really really healthy up until I started with the MS symptoms and diagnosis.
Again, welcome to the board.
That's funny!!!! My best friend's name is Rhonda!!!! Weird!
I have three spinal lesions. One is quite big and the other two are pretty small. I would be so so so afraid that any sort of "manipulation" of that area would cause I flare. As it is, if I sit in this one chair that has a hard lumpy back ( it is one of those really cool looking chairs that is made from rough wood branches ) my leg tingles from the pressure. I asked my doc about that and she said your spine is a bit fragile where you have lesions. Her recommendation is to be careful with any sort of pressure or twisting. That being said, for me chiropractics is a definite no.
That is just my two cents.
Love and prayers,
Hi there everyone....question about the electric shock sensation that I get when I bend my head forward. I noted in one of the last posts here, that the ergonomics of a chair can bring on symptoms. I never actually thought of that till now, and with that here is the question...
The electic shock sensation from bending my head forward is more so when I am "slouching" then if I am standing straight. Soemtimes when I stand tall - I wll not get a shock feeling at all - but that is just sometimes. But at any time if I do that when I am not standing straight ....I get the senasation.
So I learned from this that posture, is ever so important, more so now then before....Does this make sense??
That sounds about right. My lehrmittes comes and goes. But when I am having it, I can definitely make it more pronounced when I slouch or sit all slumped down in the couch cushions (I love doing that). So it seems we can apply more pressure to the lesions when we don't sit or stand straight. It makes sense really. If we have that good posture that you speak of, then it just seems that we are not leaning on those lesions with vertebrae. Well, I really don't know that that is what is happening but that would be my guess.
This would be a fascinating disease if it were not for that fact that those lesions are mine lol.
Hi there, thanks - I was just wanting to make sure - just checking all possible avenues - and maybe grasping for straws, thinking that it was a pinched nerve or something - but now that I read your post, it makes sense that it is pressure on the lesion when not standing straight.
I know if I "lounge" on the couch for too long, the symptoms seem to come back, or get worst - ie tingling fingers and that darn electirc shock thing that happens.
Guess it is time for a Lazy Boy chair - Ive wanted one for a long time now, mmmmmmmm - my birthday is coming up, guess I better get my wish list in soon....
Now if I might ask another question please - fatigue....
Yestereday I went from when I got up to go to work until I went to bed last night without having a nap...I wanted too, but it just never happened. (New TV last night - hooking it up - you know - boys and their toys!!!!) Come last night, the electic shock thing was really bugging me, my hands were really tingly, and I got a bit of that Head Fog thing going on that I have not had for quite awhile. I contribute that to the fact that I have been taking regular naps, and thus giving the old brain a chance to recharge. But it did happen again last night.
So with the lack of napping, will this bring on the symptoms like this. I think I have heard that it does, but just would like a reconfirmation. Even when I went to bed last night, I think I was so over-tired it took me awhile to go to sleep. But I think the fact that I was experiencing some inner trembling (that I have not had either for awhile) was keeping me awake...
So fatigue and not taking care of it - will that bring it all on...
And if I could ask just one more (I promise no more) - has anyone experienced low blood sugars as a result of all of this????
Thanks so much
I only have minor fatigue so I am not a good one to answer your question. I will just tell you my experience. When I am tired, any or all of my residual symptoms can get worse until I rest.
As for the low blood sugar, I don't think that is a usual MS problem. It can be a problem if you are on solumedrol ( high dose IV steroids ) . I had some blood sugar problems related to the steriods but they all went a way after just a few days once I was finished with the steriods.
I am sure others will be along to speak of their experiences.