I don’t usually drink, im not teetotal but it doesn’t take much to make me drunk and I don’t particularly enjoy it. However I was on holiday last week and on our last evening I had a couple more than my usual one or two holiday cocktails. I was nice and relaxed and when a reggae tune came on I decided even I could shuffle a little to the music so I danced, then I danced again then we sang on Kareoke then I danced again. About two in the morning we all decided we’d had enough and walked to the taxi rank detouring to the takeaway. I walked straight I could lift my leg meaning I didn’t have to swing it round from the hip as I usually do, I walked ahead of the group turning to say “look I’m walking” not only was I walking straight I was walking backwards! We got to the takeaway and I trotted up the three or four steps without using my stick or holding and dragging myself up by the handrail. I also walked down the steps without aid. Has anybody else noticed this happens to them? I do remember years ago my MS Nurse asking me if I drank as some people said it helped them. I have always said I don’t have spasticity but perhaps I do and the alcohol relaxed me.
All thoughts welcome.
It’s ironic, when sober I walk like a drunk and when drunk I walk like I’m sober.