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Forum: General 10-07-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Sparky10
Weak right arm

I'm right-handed. Most of you are too, I'm guessing. I'm also rightsidedly MS'ed up. This summer while on the motorcycle I noticed the skin on my right upper arm flapping in the wind due to lack of...
Forum: General 09-14-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Sparky10
For me, it's gait dysfunction and fatigue. One is...

For me, it's gait dysfunction and fatigue. One is not a invisible; it's obvious. Fatigue makes the gait worse.

"These findings suggest that ‘invisible disability’ may be more important to patients’...
Forum: General 04-30-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,550
Posted By Sparky10
Just read this thread with interest, but have...

Just read this thread with interest, but have nothing to offer as I do not have this terrible hug. Nothing to offer till Rob asked about other places to learn about medical mj. Only place I've ever...
Forum: General 04-13-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Sparky10
Opened my Neurology Now magazine,

And there's Dave! Not quite the centerfold but where the mag naturally opened. Nice article, Dave!
Forum: General 03-07-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Sparky10
When I was diagnosed in 2000, the head of...

When I was diagnosed in 2000, the head of neurology at University of Mississippi MC told me, "Enroll in as many clinical trials as you can".

Took a couple years before I stumbled upon the knowledge...
Forum: General 01-19-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Sparky10
Thank you, Suebee! A different ball for each...

Thank you, Suebee!

A different ball for each exercise, and for each stage of those exercises? :eek: Was hoping to hear where to measure myself! But it makes sense to allow for change.
Forum: General 01-18-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Sparky10
How to tell what size balance ball?

They come in so many sizes! I need to replace the one I got rid of months ago. Working out on the floor now but there's so many more things to do with a ball.
Forum: General 12-01-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Sparky10
IMO, a good diet can help anyone's QOL.

IMO, a good diet can help anyone's QOL.
Forum: General 09-21-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Sparky10
"Mr Zuckerberg said that at present 50 times more...

"Mr Zuckerberg said that at present 50 times more money was spent on treating people who are sick than on curing the diseases that would stop them getting ill in the first place, and added that...
Forum: General 07-23-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Sparky10
Hi Froggie, and welcome! :) I have used a...

Hi Froggie, and welcome! :)

I have used a drafting chair in the kitchen, and it was quite helpful. Here's the chair I bought many years...
Forum: General 07-13-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,406
Posted By Sparky10
Mouse, I realize this is an old thread, and thank...

Mouse, I realize this is an old thread, and thank you to Dave for the resurrection, but I'm hoping you might still be interested in this subject.

I used to experience Uhthoff's. For me, it was...
Forum: General 06-15-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sparky10
Have been riding an ancient stationary exercise...

Have been riding an ancient stationary exercise bike that I found on the side of the road, free. Happy to say that I can lift my weak right leg up off the ground, multiple times, at the end of the...
Forum: General 06-12-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By Sparky10
I've been taking oil of oregano gelcaps for many...

I've been taking oil of oregano gelcaps for many years. Two in the morning and I'm good all day. Not sure if it really gives me energy or simply prevents me from getting sleepy. If I don't take...
Forum: General 03-16-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Sparky10
Hope you find something that works for you,...

Hope you find something that works for you, Suebee! Fatigue is my biggest complaint about my own MS.

Personal experience? After diagnosis ('00) I started on Amantadine because I could not afford...
Forum: General 12-08-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Sparky10
Wow Larry, thank you for the comprehensive reply!...

Wow Larry, thank you for the comprehensive reply! I'll touch a few points:
1) For various reasons, the PT route is difficult for me.
2) Several times a day I use a 6-step staircase. I make a point of...
Forum: General 12-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Sparky10
Thank you, Veronica! It always helps to get any...

Thank you, Veronica! It always helps to get any response!

That is a fear of mine, that nothing will change the ankle weakness. My SO also suggested a basket but I'm not ready to give in just yet.
Forum: General 12-07-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Sparky10
How to work muscles that don't get the message

Hi Everybody! Could I get some suggestions, please?

I've been riding a stationary exercise bike regularly for a few months now. My system to get to my current point has been to slightly raise the...
Forum: General 06-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Sparky10
I've been on it for over a year. Only side effect...

I've been on it for over a year. Only side effect for me are occasional bright red flushing of face and chest, which lasts just a few minutes. It occurred more frequently in the beginning.

Don't...
Forum: General 02-25-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By Sparky10
I'd be interested in trying that program, Dave. ...

I'd be interested in trying that program, Dave. Just this morning I poured my spoonful of instant coffee right beside the cup. :(
Forum: General 02-15-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sparky10
Nice to see the percentages increasing. I...

Nice to see the percentages increasing. I thought they were, but you've shown it easily.

I take Tecfidera; glad it's in the higher percentile.
Forum: General 02-15-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Sparky10
Good analogy! When I explain MS to the...

Good analogy!

When I explain MS to the uninformed, I describe a lamp with a frayed cord. The light blinks or dims because the current isn't getting through properly.

So, I guess my legs are...
Forum: Dave's SCT Journey 01-24-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,510
Posted By Sparky10
(((Dave))) There, just wanted to feel that...

(((Dave)))

There, just wanted to feel that fighting spirit a bit closer.
Forum: General 09-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,803
Posted By Sparky10
Maybe 90% of the time I sleep well, getting at...

Maybe 90% of the time I sleep well, getting at least 7-9 hours a night. I snore, but am told I don't stop breathing. (I've discovered that stretching my neck out in bed [lifting my chin] helps ease...
Forum: General 08-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By Sparky10
Hi Marjorie! You might consider seeing a...

Hi Marjorie! You might consider seeing a chiropractor. I'm not saying that chiropractic care will cure all your ills, but it certainly has helped my symptom that is similar to yours. A good chiro...
Forum: General 07-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By Sparky10
Thanks, Gary! The program is actually in...

Thanks, Gary! The program is actually in Lagrange, IL, 4 hours from Chicago. That's too bad - I know someone who could use such an exercise program, but she's in a Chicago suburb.
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