Weakness, yes - Balance problems, no

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SpringOwl

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I have spasticity in both legs (3 years now). Drop foot on left foot.

Spasticity in left arm. Very little use of left hand.

I can walk about 100 feet and then I need to rest.

Anyhoo....... I do not have balance issues, vertigo, ataxia.

I don't wall walk yet. I know where to put my feet.

Do you have balance issues? If so, when did they begin?
 

Twinsmom

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How did the EMG/NCT test go?
 

Twinsmom

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That's excellent! At least you know, that it's not ALS...What are the doctor's thinking?
 

SpringOwl

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Neuro wants me to come back in June to see progression. Dismissed very quickly.

Sought out a physiatrist who did the emg and he is referring me to Eva feldman ot the u of Michigan. Have to wait to hear from them. I was told it could take a while.

Can't say I even care too much. All the "good stuff" has been ruled out and it all gets worse so I have no choice but to wait.

Been freaking out for a lo g time and now I have excepted
d more or less that I can't control the future too much.

Stress is a killer too.

Just wondering if balance is always an issue.
 

ValRunk

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My very first sign that something wasn't right was balance problems! Weak legs/hips came right behind!
 

SpringOwl

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Thanks. I know symptoms and progression are different for everyone.

Have had little help from doctors but lots of help from Google.

Trying to learn things on my own.

I love to hear peoples
personal stories. It sounds so selfish but it's one of the things that gives me the most comfort.
 
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