Hi, I was diagnosed with MS 15 years ago and have for a number of years had a deterioration in my ability to walk any distance. As the day progresses, if I am on my legs, say for instance, tidying the kitchen, putting washing in the machine, after about 10 to15 minutes the pain across my hips and legs becomes very painful and as it increases the ability to walk and stand becomes impossible. My legs then just give way on me and I end up in a heap on the floor unable to get myself up. After I rest for a few hours my ability to stand upright and walk with my stick returns as long as I don’t attempt to do anything else that involves walking. It was discovered that I had spinal stenosis back in 2010 so I had the operation with the hope that it would sort out this problem but sadly it didn’t and the problem stayed. I am interested in finding out if this happens to anyone else with MS. I have problems lifting my legs up, ie getting into the car, putting socks on. I am beginning to wonder if it is an MS things as I have yet to find anyone else who seems to suffer with this strange concept of legs completely giving out but then recovering after rest.
Many thanks, Helen