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TiaJoy
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   Posted 12/15/2006 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
last Sunday i started getting what feels like charlie horses in my legs. 3 in one leg and 2 in the other. This is friday and I still have them, and a few more appeared. it gets worse when I stand up after sitting even for a few minutes. The other day when i got out of bed, my legs were totally numb above my knees and they couldn't support me so I ended up on my rear end. I was able to stand after a few minutes but they felt weak. I'm still having problems with numbness and weakness and "charlie horses?" Also I'm feeling more unbalanced and dizzy than normal. Does this sound like a relapse or just some odd random thing? also does anyone have any suggestions on how to ease the tightness and weakness? 
 

uppitycats
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   Posted 12/15/2006 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
TiaJoy, I'm sorry -- I don't remember -- are you diagnosed with MS? If so..this sounds like spasticity in your legs, and perhaps the beginning of a new flare. You probably need to call your doctor. There are meds to treat the spasticity...but all that you describe are unfortunately pretty common problems with MS.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


TiaJoy
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   Posted 12/15/2006 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I was tested positve for lesions on mri, positive evp, negative lp. neurologist still believes its ms. i have been on avonex for 2 and a half months. Is it typical for one side to be affected more than the other? I seem to have more problems with me left side.

Jen

uppitycats
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   Posted 12/15/2006 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it is usual for one side to be affected more than the other, particularly early on. With a positive MRI and positive evp, thre really isn't a lot of question that you have MS, I don't think. Since you're so new to being diagnosed, you definitely should call the doctor and report these new symptoms. He may be able to offer some help for the spasticity, but in any event, it should be noted on your records that you're having another flare.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Kimber
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   Posted 12/15/2006 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tiajoy,
 
   I'm sorry you are having more problems sad With anything new that occurs you should probably report it to your doctor.  Spasticity is a pretty common symptom with MS, and from what you are describing it sounds like that might be what you are experiencing.  Your doctor might recommend physical therapy as sometimes certain stretches and exercises might provide some relief and there are medications too that might help.  Baclophen and Zanaflex seem to be the more common ones prescribed these days.  Hope you feel better soon!
 
Kimber
 
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mesea
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   Posted 12/16/2006 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tiajoy,
 
I too have a recent (sept 29) dx.  I'm on avonex since last month.  I have been having the same kind of pains that u describe in my left thigh.  It feels like a chrley horse but worse.  I can't seem to pinpoint what brings mine on.  It just seems to hurt a lot!!!  I don't have any advice or suggestions of what to do.  I just thought I would let u know u aren't alone.  BYE!!!
 
Sheila :-) :-)
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