Some questions from my mother. Please read!

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   Posted 2/2/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My mother has been diagnosed with ms for 10 years now. She has major issues with balance. She feels like she would be able to walk for longer distances if she could find a way to resolve some of her balance issues. Does anyone take medications/homeopathic remedies for balnce control? Does anyone have any other things that has helped them improve their balance?
We would appreciate any and all responses. All ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance for your posts.
ms daughter.

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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
It really depends upon what is causing the balance issues. I have chronic balance issues and they stem from a couple of lesions on my cerebellum. The cerebellum is notorious for NOT remyelinating. Some people say that large doses of vitamin D3 help. For me that has helped some....physiotherapy helped not at all. She may need to use a balance aid of some sort if she is not already. Many find a cane, walker, rollater or the like to be helpful. Make sure she asks her neuro about anything he could suggest.
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I wish I knew of some sure fire options for your Mom. Could a physical therapist help? Maybe some yoga? Muscle / leg strengthening? I only get balance problems / vertigo when I have MS episodes, and steroids take care of the problem.

Good luck
Stay at home Mom
wheat / dairy free & organic since 2007 -- amazing difference!
Diagnosed with RR MS 11/2001
Copaxone and starting LDN
Healing more and more every day
Andrea :)

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