I am a new one here as a user, so please accept my apologize if i am doing something wrong.
I have MS since 2006, so almost ten years. A couple months ago I felt that my right leg is so stiff.
I am on gilenya but copaxone, rebif, betaferon I had too.
This feeling is horrible. I can not walk for so long. I feel like my quad is so weak and can not straight posture.
If I was work out my quads on the right, spastic leg, the nex day was bad and without strength in this muscle. Stretching looks very similar, the leg is not stiff but very weak. So what I have to do with this kind of issue? Thanks in advance for any advice.
p.s Please forgive me my gramma and so on, I came from Poland.
Exercises is a problem for me cause my right, stiff, spastic leg does not work as I want to .
If I make some strength exercises at the next day the leg is more stiff. I can not bend my leg, or straight when I stand up after sitting.
But if I focus on stretching my right leg at the next day the leg is so weak with drop foot.
So my work out is focus on left leg only.
I have no idea what is the solution. I realize that I need strength my right leg, but I do not know how?
As I said, my experience with MS is very long, so I tried a lot, believe me.
p.s I bought a glycinate magnesiom.
As I wrote I feel stiffness in the right leg. When I wake up at the morning I need straighten my leg, it looks like contraction. Sometimes when I am standing I have to climb on my toes to feel relax and straight leg.
Recognize of spasticity is important to choose correcrt exercises I think.
Until now I was strengthening my knees and quads, but hamstring was stretching. Some exercises for as I think felxor type.
Honestly I did not see any spectacular effects. Maybe I have made miastake? Maybe I have the second type? Extensor spasticity?
What are the symptoms of this two kinds?
I described my symtpoms maybe anyone could give some advices ?
Your doctor may see all your symptoms as part of MS. It is possible that some symptoms that have appeared since your diagnosis in 2006 have NOTHING to do with your diagnosis of MS. Not all of your symptoms are necessarily related to MS. If you were coughing, sneezing, and had a fever, would your doctor think this is part of MS? Of course not! We hope she would think first of a virus or bacteria – a cold or flu or infection. In the same way, your recent symptoms could have a totally different cause.
If you feel that your doctor does not hear your questions, perhaps it is time start over with a new doctor – GP or internist. Write a list of all your symptoms – old and new. Discuss it with a different doctor and plan the testing you will need.
Just as NHE suggested, magnesium can often help muscle spasms. But maybe you are unable to absorb magnesium taken by mouth from your digestive tract; maybe you need another way to receive magnesium. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of getting magnesium intravenously (through a blood vessel in your arm). But, a doctor will probably want to test for your magnesium level first – to see if the level is low.
In fact, your doctor may want to do blood tests for many minerals (calcium, iron, zinc, as well as magnesium) and vitamins, like vitamin B12, vitamin D. Sometimes, a person who is low in nutrients (minerals and vitamins) can have your symptoms of muscle weakness, stiffness, or spasticity.
Now I have a few exercises to strength my biceps femoris, e.g. lift legs while lying on stomach.
I hope that it will be helpful.
Thanks for replies and mobilization to contact with different specialist.
I had spent a lot time searching some help - mostly in web, but some doctors and PT have tried to find a correct solution also.
Now I hope that is this what I was looking for.
You will be fine. Just be patient and give it sufficient time...