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12/20/16 6:39 P

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I am physically disabled. I use a cane for my balance and going long distances. My legs have deep muscle weakness pain numbness and tingling. I haven't been exercising as much as I would like. Im going to start physical therapy really soon. Any other advice?

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1/21/09 12:19 A

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Hi,

I work as a physical therapist assistant and see people who are homebound. Have you tried exercise lying down? One way is to do isometrics. Lay down and contact your muscles and hold them (ex: abdominals- tighten your stomach muscles (belly button in towards spine) for a count of five, you might want to count out loud because people tend to hold their breath, and then relax. You can progress through your muscle groups. Push your hands against each other, dig your heels into the bed, straighten knee and press into bed, etc. They won't do much aerobically, but they will help you maintain strength. I would double check with your doc and see if you can do chair exercises. Once they determine the cause of the vertigo, there are some physical therapists that specialize in that treatment. The treatments are not fun, but do help in the end. Let me know if you have any questions.

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1/9/09 2:24 P

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has any exercising while sitting down helped or not? I hope it helped, keep your spirit up too :) good luck on the MRI. Remember no metal in there so don't take your weights with you, they frown on that.

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1/9/09 1:57 P

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Thanks for asking!

Unfortunately no. They rescheduled my MRI for next Thursday. I recently found out, they're going to do two, one awake and the other sedated.

I really miss my workouts. Oh well, just a bump in the road until the doctor's can solve the case.



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1/9/09 1:10 P

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CLEHMAN, how are you doing? Have the doctors found out what is going on? Has there been any improvement in your dizzy spells?

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12/31/08 1:08 P

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Hey Strawberry I am beginning to think we are stalking each other :) Hugs.

Give the sitting down stuff a try, ask you doctor and physical therapist about stuff like that and they can help with custom ones that might work for yoou.

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12/31/08 2:16 A

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Hope you get better very soon Cheryl. Then the suggestions from the others are a better idea.

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12/31/08 1:08 A

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I can walk, I just don't know when a dizzy spell is going to hit. It's like walking normal and then WHAM...walking like a drunk! LOL

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12/31/08 12:58 A

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Are you able to go walking? Because even if you walk slowly it is still exercise of a sort until the dizziness is gone.

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12/30/08 4:50 P

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also try arm while you are in the chair. and take your time, and if you start to feel anything unusual stop and relax, breathe deeply exhale and wait and see if you are up for trying again. Also try mediating. It does help to center yourself.

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12/30/08 4:34 P

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Thank you so much!

As far as I know, nothing. It's because I get dizzy spells. Well at least if I'm in a chair, I won't have far to go! LOL

I might try some light chair exercises.

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12/30/08 4:30 P

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Wow Cheryl, how frustrating some days must be! But your current medical needs are defintely more important right now. Have you talked to your doctors about maybe allowing/developing some mild movement exercises where you remain seated (kind of like wheelchair exercises) where your safety wouldn't be at risk?
Please keep us posted on your treatment and progress. We want to be able celebrate with you as you get better.

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12/30/08 4:20 P

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Hi,

I think this is a wonderful idea!

Right now I am unable to exercise, because of a "ear problem". My ENT doctor and primary doctor agree, no exercise. I'm having dizziness, nauseated, vertigo, blurred vision, focusing my eyes, sensitive to light, noise and smell.

They don't know what is going on with me. So, they are treating this as a vestibular migraine.

This has been going on for 3 months. I have gained weight, because the lack of exercise. I really miss my workouts.

Any advice on what I can do?

Thanks,

Cheryl

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Sometimes in this Healthier-Walk of ours we reach obstacles that seem to stop us in our tracks. This is the thread to share those challenges and for teammates to give encouraging advice on how they were able to get past similar obstacles and to motivate each other to keep pressing on!

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