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MELLY3183's Photo MELLY3183 Posts: 1,922
9/18/12 2:54 P

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hi welcome to the team! it's all about knowing your limitations, knowing when to push them and building up consistency. You can do it, good luck with your journey :)

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ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,167
9/12/12 11:37 A

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That doesn't sound like a good physical therapist....mine was so much different....
The Shared Solutions program might have been able to help you with keeping up with the Copaxone....they have their own assistance programs...call them...I take Copaxone....I doubt it has anything to do with your blood pressure...you probably need to take off some weight and your blood pressure will go down....that's just a possibility....
I would look around for another r Physical Therapist.
I also suggest Turmeric as an anti inflamatory...It really works...You can get it at GNC....
dizziness is hard to cope with...but sometimes looking up will help you stabilize yourself and decrease the dizziness...sometimes not...


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KEHSAYS Posts: 2
9/12/12 11:08 A

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I forgot to mention my daily Copaxone shots... possibly because I'm going without for two weeks between insurance providers. There don't seem to be any major side effects from it, though I am questioning the high blood pressure.

I could go to physical therapy, ... and I'm sure there is going to be some thoughts on this but... I freaking hate physical therapy. Mine has been less "giving me a work out" and more "making my life miserable for an hour." They seem to have a goal of making me bring out the dizziness.
"Look up."
"...I get dizzy when I look up."
"Look up, then!"
...for an HOUR.
I don't really want to go back twice a week to a place that seemingly aims to make me miserable and doesn't seem to be making me any better on a day-to-day basis. That's just my assessment, though.

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9/11/12 2:41 P

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Kat! emoticon You are now amazing because you just joined a womderful group of amazing women!
You didn't mention if you were on an immunomodulating drug! Hope so as that does make a big difference...
The first thing I can tell you to do is to start journaling your food...look at what you are eating...if you use the diabetic journaling you will get even more suggestions on your journal and I recommend this to everone because most of us are insulin resistant and that cause deposits of fat instead of the carbs being used for energy....
Don't deny yourself what you like, but fit it in to what you need to eat for the day...I don't deny myself chocolate and ice cream...I just eat what I have in my meal plan for the day....

On the journal you can add other things to look at...like minerals, sodium, caffeine, etc...so go for it....
You need physical therapy....that was where I started and progressed to a gym...if you cannot then follow the exercise videos from spark people and do what you can....10-20 minutes a day will increase your metabolism....there are some excellent exercises in there....I couldn't wear heels for a long time..now I can walk in them, but carpet is my stabilizer...LOL! No tile, wood, or marble flooring..oh and I horseback ride....so go for it Kat! Hou can do this!



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9/11/12 1:32 P

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Hi. I'm Kat.
I was diagnosed with MS in 2010 while I was about five months pregnant. The next day I had an exacerbation so bad it paralyzed my entire right side. By the time my daughter was two weeks old, I could move again and even walk a little bit with my walker.

I walk now, but most people who see me walking think I'm drunk. I can't run, ride a non-stationary bike, drive, walk in heels, move quickly, or even look up. Vertigo, bad balance, and right-side slowness are my seemingly permanent companions.

I want to get healthy for my little monster. I was a big girl before... then I didn't get a chance to make any of this preggo-flab disappear so I've spent the last two years being even bigger than my previously big self. I shouldn't be afraid something weight-related is going to screw up my ability to take care of my daughter as well as fear an exacerbation like the last one. I'd rather fear none, but as one can't go away, the extra pounds will have to go.

I have no idea how other people with MS manage to work out around any/all symptoms! Anyone who manages to is simply amazing.
... Hence joining this group. Hi, Group! ...Make me amazing, too!

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