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Using exercise and physical therapy for recovery from the effects of MS, and for maintaining physical function.

I am going to join the gym soon

Hey folks, I was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and got really nad in 2013-2014, they switched me to rituxan and I've been stable ever since and was able to build up some strength.

My next goal is to build up more leg strength and be able to drive again, hit the breaks and acceleration etc.

Any tips for the gym and building strength with MS?

I'm a 27 y.o. Female btw
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magnesium loss and exercise

Update on the relationship between magnesium and exercise. Nielsen & Lukaski 2006
Abstract
Magnesium is involved in numerous processes that affect muscle function including oxygen uptake, energy production and electrolyte balance. Thus, the relationship between magnesium status and exercise has received significant research attention. This research has shown that exercise induces a redistribution of magnesium in the body to accommodate metabolic needs. There is evidence that marginal magnesium deficiency impairs exercise performance and amplifies the ...
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Rubber legs?

Hello,

I spent about an hour walking in the pool today. (First time in ages)
I also have hip dysplasia, so any high impact is out.
My legs felt fine in the pool, yet when I got out, they felt like rubber, and I had zero balance.
Is it possible I spent too long in the pool? I feel fine now, so what gives?
Any ideas?
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Muscle Spasms Exercise Suggestions

Hi guys

My mother suffers from MS and she has this weird sensation shes always complained to me about. We don't have the money for another doctors visit.

The muscle spasm on researching found to be called 'Clonus'. Have any of you guys have any suggestions for any exercise or stretches that can be done that worked for you guys.

Thanks
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Pushing it just about right (when to stop)

Hi everyone,
I'm new around here (in about a week I should get results if I have MS or it was just an episode of ADEM). I have been a long-distance runner for past 7 years (not a professional one, but still... liked running). Almost two months ago I've had a severe attack of demyalinisation (I was like a plant for three days (quadriparesis), some double vision for a week, urinary problems, etc), and the ...
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Bioness L300

I have one of these units for private sale if anyone is interested. It is pristine! Doesn't look used at all! I can send pictures if you'd like. Just let me know.
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Physical or Occupational therapy experiences

I asked my neurologist whether anything could be done to help with losing my balance/ almost falling. To my surprise he referred me to a physical therapist.

The referral meant that insurance would cover it. So, I went. And I'm now walking backwards, rocking between heels and toes while holding something stable, side stepping crossing one foot in front of the other while holding something stable.

But the wierdest one was for my hands. I'm ...
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Rehabilitation

Hey guys!

I see a lot of topics related to exercise and I was wondering if anyone considered taking part in a rehabilitation program? As far as I can see there are some MS specific rehabilitation programs floating around the web and I was wondering what are your opinions about them? Personally I feel like a month long rehabilitation program (think of it as a vacation trip to take care of your body and your ...
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Looking for a used Theracycle (5.19.2013)

I'm looking for a used Theracycle. Anyone know where I might find one? Thanks!!!
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type of exercise and diet

I know it has not been proven but when I first experienced my first symptom and it gradually got worse over the 6-7 I have been dealing with MS. I gained a lot of weight in a short period of time 6 yrs ago. I read that up that ms can either cause extreme weight or loss gain. B4 my official diagnosis in October 2012 I lost 40lbs in a two month period. But now ...
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