Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Arm Seizures With MS

One of the first symptoms my wife experienced at age 21 was arm seizures. Her arm would seize and flail about until it passed. This was one of the symptoms that originally spurred on the doctors to find what was causing her issues. The last few days have brought back unwanted memories from those seizures because her arm has been cramping very painfully. The cramp starts in the front of the shoulder where her arm meets the shoulder. The cramps strike with no warning and become severe very quickly. The pain was severe enough earlier to make her cry. She has had cramps quite a few times in her legs and back, but not in this way since she was in her early years of diagnosis.

We know we have been pushing her body lately. Over the past few weeks she has had cramps in her arms, legs, back and tingling in multiple areas. We are currently living where it isn't convenient to see a Pro Adjuster Chiropractor and we can tell that this lack of preventive care has really affected her everyday living. We know what has worked for my wife in the past and we know that we are not taking the preventive measures we normally do just because of living so far from that type of care. We have been discussing that we are going to have to start finding out what other options we have locally. We both feel like the arm issues are from the stress, both physically and mentally, my wife has been under for the past month and a half. She will be done with this project next week and then she will rest, rest, rest.

3 comments:

sani said...

Happy NEW year 2010 to you and your wife. I hope new year be the year of health for your wife.

Karen Anne said...

Thank you for this blog.

Could you learn some physical therapy that might help your wife?

Cory said...

Hi Karen, what a great question. We have looked into all sorts of physical therapy and other treatments, and have found a few that seem to work for my wife. We are always on the look out for treatments, exercises or other therapies that would help and make life more manageble. Thanks for the post and for the input.