Date: 12 March 2012 02:32
I am about to embark in an experiment to find out if rebuilding muscles can help rebuild nervous pathways. My neuro encouraged me to do away with clonus and to persist in exercising my quads even at home in spite of the fatigue.
In fact, I realised a few months ago that my footdrop had then progressed to the two feet and that it was impossible to lift one of my legs even a few cm to clear a step.
I used to do hydrotherapy in hospital to help me exercise my joints. However, because of poor administration and because of the assosciated complacency, I had to forego this important exercise for 3 months now.
The result is obvious: increased spasticity and it is now more & more difficult to clear steps in the stairs. Walking in open space is now impossible without 2 canes or supports to maintain the balance.
I am therefore planning to apply the theories of Bobath and try to do light & very frequent walking exercises to retrain the neural pathways.
My Neuro has also encouraged me to take a protein supplement to help rebuild the muscles.
This is because since my diagnosis, I stopped consuming milk & other dairy products.
I would like to know your outlook on those issues. Please note also that I am planning to treat my MS naturally, without chemicals. Except in cases of paralysis when I have to solumedrol IV for 3 days to recover...