Momma_Panda

485d

I have just recently been diagnosed with MS, I start physical therapy in a couple days and the ocrevus treatment next week. Can physical therapy help numbness? And what exactly is a MS flair up? My neurologist did not really tell me anything. I have 2 small children and can barely get around my house anymore, and can't go up stairs..

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    • kitaboo

      1d

      @a3k I was JCV positive so I couldn't get tysabri and I'm upset about it.

    • pandamoniuMS

      484d

      MS flare up is when the lesions in your brain are inflamed- usually causing "relapses" What phase of MS were you diagnosed with?

    • a3k

      466d

      Flares versus relapses are like waves. So you can be in remission and it may last any amount of time/years flare is when your MS gets exacerbated and your symptoms are just bananas. Hope you find a good rhythm to everything. My sister is on ocrevus, im on tysabri.

      • kitaboo

        1d

        @a3k I was JCV positive so I couldn't get tysabri and I'm upset about it.

    • babyblueeye

      466d

      I have been wondering the same myself. I am having trouble going up and down the stairs. My legs hurts and does my feet.

      • a3k

        466d

        @babyblueeye possibly neuritis?

    • Quigley

      454d

      Good luck with the physical therapy my doctor sent me to that too but when I got there they said physical therapy is for people that can get better and if you have MS you can't get better but my Ms is progressive primary the worst kind

      • Shushak

        18d

        @Quigley that’s bullshit. Check out Gretchen Hawley PT on neuroplasticity and exercises you can do at home to build strength and flexibility.

    • JoranTal

      375d

      When my MS flares up I describe it like if you put a rubber band around my chest but the rubber band is way too small.

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