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Forum: MS Fitness 01-27-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,388
Posted By RonRuns
2018 - turnarround year?

While in the years leading to 2017 MS didn't bother me physically too much. Heat sensitivity, blurry vision and coordination problems were the main issues.
Well, almost... in 2016 I started having...
Forum: MS Fitness 07-15-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By RonRuns
Thanks for your reply hscott. It's very good to...

Thanks for your reply hscott. It's very good to hear that we are not alone. I'm afraid to tell my doctor I'm running, or how much I'm running. Last summer, he told me he was training for his first...
Forum: MS Fitness 07-12-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,665
Posted By RonRuns
Thanks Sue. Great advice regarding training. The...

Thanks Sue. Great advice regarding training.

The vision has been better this year than before. My vision was often blurry especially on runs when my body heats up. I think the blurriness was just...
Forum: MS Fitness 07-10-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,665
Posted By RonRuns
Smile Hi folks, Here's an update on how things are...

Hi folks,

Here's an update on how things are going so far on the 2017 calendar.

Started the year well after I recovered from the last xmas relapse. I was not ready to do the winter run so my season...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-30-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By RonRuns
Hi Suebee, Thanks for the answer. I often wonder...

Hi Suebee,

Thanks for the answer. I often wonder whether I should see another neurologist. I like him for a lot of things and I think he likes me as a patient. But often when I mention new symptoms...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-26-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By RonRuns
Tired leg sensation feels different?

One great thing about MS is that you never get bored! :-) There is always something new that comes up and lots of questions to try to make sense of.

One thing I noticed is that sometimes, after...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-08-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,665
Posted By RonRuns
@walkerhe09 I'm sure you will beat the 2 hour...

@walkerhe09 I'm sure you will beat the 2 hour mark. You sound dedicated.

R
Forum: Gear 05-01-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,258
Posted By RonRuns
Thanks for the info. I'll look into them since...

Thanks for the info. I'll look into them since they're cheap, at least some are. Some models are closer to 80$ a pop. I guess a different technology.
Forum: Gear 04-28-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,258
Posted By RonRuns
Thanks Suebee. It sounds interesting. How long do...

Thanks Suebee. It sounds interesting. How long do they stay cool?
Forum: Gear 04-26-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,258
Posted By RonRuns
A year later

I am looking for cooling products again!

Just an update on cooling during the ultra-marathon last September: I washed my face a couple of times in streams and dunked my cap being careful not to get...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-18-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,665
Posted By RonRuns
Marina, small steps and a bit of patience are...

Marina, small steps and a bit of patience are what it takes at first. You're on the right track! Good luck with the march. Bring a friend if you can! There are buses organized to go to the march. You...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-06-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,665
Posted By RonRuns
2016 -> 2017

Hi folks and thanks for starting that thread, Dave.

Last year's objective update:
[bragging begins]

10k run early april (done and set a personal best: 39:32)
21k run end of april (done and set a...
Forum: General 08-13-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,003
Posted By RonRuns
I've been taking Tecfidera for a bit more than...

I've been taking Tecfidera for a bit more than two years. One pill with breakfast, one pill with supper. I've had no side effects and not noticed relapses although I do feel more fatigue, cognitive...
Forum: General 07-27-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By RonRuns
Back from day two - "Return to work program" I...

Back from day two - "Return to work program"

I had more simple tasks to do: look up order items in a catalog and fill an order form: two hours.
Headache, blurry vision from the start, light...
Forum: General 07-27-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By RonRuns
@girl1dir No headache meds. DMD: Tecfidera...

@girl1dir
No headache meds. DMD: Tecfidera Fatigue: Modafinil
@suebee
I had the same suggestion about an eye patch. I found that I saw worse with one eye closed so I didn't pursue the patch idea....
Forum: General 07-26-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By RonRuns
Thank you Karen, that is great info! 1- I was...

Thank you Karen, that is great info!

1- I was wondering about vision causing fatigue. I have some residual INO (internuclear ophthalmoplegia), eyes don't stay aligned together when moving causing...
Forum: General 07-26-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By RonRuns
Thanks to both of you for confirming that I'm not...

Thanks to both of you for confirming that I'm not going insane. I like my neurologist and my wife and I both think he particularly likes me. He's very analytical and only goes by what he can measure....
Forum: General 07-25-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,829
Posted By RonRuns
Understanding fatigue

Hi,

I'm trying to make sense of fatigue. Let's say I have many more questions than answers: it's my nature and all the variability of MS doesn't help. I'm going nuts!

I've been diagnosed with MS...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-02-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,346
Posted By RonRuns
My uneducated understanding of the short term...

My uneducated understanding of the short term benefit of exercising is similar to when I workout late in the evening and it's difficult then to go to sleep in the next couple of hours. My metabolism...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-01-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,346
Posted By RonRuns
Fatigue, cognitive and excercise

Hi everyone,

I searched the forum regarding the relationship of fatigue and cognitive function and exercise and couldn't find the answer I was looking for. There are a lot of studies linking...
Forum: Gear 04-19-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,258
Posted By RonRuns
Thanks Dave for the info. The Dr Cool apparel...

Thanks Dave for the info. The Dr Cool apparel look interesting. Would you use a hat then?
Forum: Gear 04-09-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,258
Posted By RonRuns
Cooling advice for ultra-trail

Hi,

I've registered for a trail ultra marathon next fall. If I finish it's going to take me between 16 and 20 hours to finish. I'm wondering about cooling strategy as I have no experience yet with...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-18-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 45,849
Posted By RonRuns
Hi Teena, The swim event is at Lake George, NY:...

Hi Teena,

The swim event is at Lake George, NY: Lake George Open Water Swim: LGOWS.
Forum: MS Fitness 03-07-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 45,849
Posted By RonRuns
Hi everyone, I just joined this forum last week...

Hi everyone,

I just joined this forum last week and this is my first post. I just had my 2 year anniversary of my MS diagnosis and am doing my best to stay active, at least physically.

I've been...
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