Spacticity?

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Spacticity?

Postby Ashleatk » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:17 am

Hi, my name is Ashlea and I am new to this site. I am 23.

I was diagnosed with MS January 2011, so 1 year ago, when my entire right side of my body went numb. I had previous things happen, bur it wasn't until then that I knew what was going on.I recovered about 80% from that flare up and got most of the feeling back in my right side. I have had two flare ups since then. I am on Copaxone.

For about 4 days now, my right arm is messed up. It feels stiff, weak, like pins and needles kind of, heavy. My shoulder and wrist hurt. I keep dropping everything. When I squeezed my husbands hand, there is little to no grip from my right hand and fingers. To sum it up, I feels so uncomfortale.....

Is this spacticity? Is it from the weather. Is this something I call nuerologist about. Is this cause by another lesion (and if so, brain or spinal cord?). What can I do to help it. I feel like soon I won't be able to use my right hand or arm.

Help.
Thank you!
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Re: Spacticity?

Postby munchkin » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:49 am

Hi Ashleatk

It sounds like it could be a relapse. You might want to call your neurologist. It doesn't sound like spacticity to me, but, everyone is a little different.

Take care and hopefully it passes.
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Re: Spacticity?

Postby Ashleatk » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:00 am

Thank you for your response. I'm still learning all of this, so I never know what is going on and this a new feeling to me. I will call my neurologist's office.
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Re: Spacticity?

Postby munchkin » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:28 am

I found that the first two or three years after I was diagnosed I learned alot about what my symptoms were and how they acted. It's a big learning curve so utilize your neuro and let them help you to learn what is normal (not that there really is a normal) for your MS.

You will start to understand how this disease is affecting you, it just takes some time and the first couple of years are the worst. Learn all you can about being healthy in a natural way because that goes along way in helping your body cope.
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