Swollen Calf/Spasms

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/11/2006 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I do have MS since 1993 and have recently had a continuing problem with spasms/tremors so...
My right calf has been stiffening up quite often lately. You can clearly see the difference in size from my right one. I thought maybe it is water retention, but I really think it is spasticity. It makes me walk a little funny, like my knee gives out quick?
 Also, I picked my son up this morning and I thought my legs were going to crumble. Just a very weak feeling I get sometimes that does go away within a minute. Any of thes sound familair?

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   Posted 8/11/2006 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jena,
It does sound like spasticity, are you on any meds for that?  You need to let your neuro know and he can prescribe baclofen for that.  Baclofen really helps with spasticity.  I have spasticity in my right foot and leg and it is quite irritating!
take care, let us know how it goes!
Michelle ><>
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safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather, to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
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   Posted 8/11/2006 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like spasticity, and a "broken connection" between brain and knee. That used to happen to me a lot -- I'd be standing there, perfectly normally, perfectly relaxed..and my knee would "give out" under me. Most disconcerting.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 8/12/2006 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Ladies :) So, the swelling is normal? I am already on Zanaflex and Baclofen 3x a day for both. Even though I believe I am on the lowest dosage of both, I would think being on both of those, I would not have any spasticity, or it that a silly thought? lol. Especialy when I really do not have it that bad in my opinion. Do you guys still get spasms even being on meds?
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