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pokey79
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   Posted 4/4/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
You would think I would know by now but............................I was just wondering if anybody who takes a fall and has their muscles "lock" up. Is it from the fear of falling the "shake-up" or is it an MS symptom? It doesnt last for more than like 15 min.'s then ya sort of get composure back and find a way off the floor. What I am asking could something be going haywire with the signals that control the muscles? I always blamed the dead weight after a fall symdrome on the MS but my therapist was saying maybe I panic when I go down then freeze up and cant get moving.I think it is from the MS because when I go down I dont have time to panic....And when I am laying there nothing will move they think 15 min.'s is too quick to recover from an episode..Has anybody else had this happen to them? Plus when I have help to get me up they can barely move "the dead weight" and I am of no help.....I have just became aware of this lately because I have been falling a good bit lately and just wondered if anybodyelse here knows what I mean???barb confused
diaganosed 1983
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steroid infusion every three months for three days
mycoline three times a day
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rhondab
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   Posted 4/4/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Barb

Well hummmm....i am not sure! Seems to me that it's possible it's an ms sympton, but a therapist would be much more qualified to tell u than i would. Could it be both?? U fall and it's due to ms, but then u'r so upset or feeling enuf anxiety that ur muscles sieze and ur unable to move?? Just throwing that out there...i really just don't know. Sorry.
rhonda
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Sweetlydia66
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   Posted 4/4/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Barb,

I'm sorry, i'm not understanding what you mean. This has never happened to me. Sorry. Geez Barb. You better be careful with the falling. Are you using your walker or cane in the house. I'm concerned. Be careful my friend.
Love
Lynn
Dx MS Dec 06, Started Tysabri March 2008, Baclofen, Cymbalta


pokey79
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   Posted 4/4/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thing is the falls happen so fast I dont think I have time to panic.....Yes Lynn I use a walker all the time...I lock up sometimes just over taxing the muscles and if anybody takes avonex the day after does the same thing to you...Minus the fall...I have to say the last few months have been stressful for me so I that is when my falls took place...I am on the right track now things seem to be working out for me....I am working on those muscles...I just cant help but think it is related to a flair...Mini maybe but none the less a flair.....Thanks for listening to me.....barb
diaganosed 1983
avonex once weekly
steroid infusion every three months for three days
mycoline three times a day
fosamax once a week
bladder meds. daily
calcium/multivitiams
synthyroid
 
 


NAUTICAL
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   Posted 4/8/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   

When I have fallen [awful isn't it?!!], I usually shake all over (beside the crying if I get hurt) for a while and can’t get up right away.  I have not “frozen” but more too shaken or hurt to get up right away.

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