Friday, December 19, 2008

My friend is back....




good 'ol freaking muscle spasticity. It never really totally left, but it wasn't as severe or painful. I would watch the muscles in my legs and feet twitch and jump and my toes move all on their own. Then, on Wednesday I had a bad spasm in my left bicep. I mean a hold my breathe till I was blue, arm drawn up, cussed a blue streak spasm. Fortunately, it only lasted about 5 minutes (which felt like 5 hours) and hasn't returned (I'm knocking on my head). It's very rare for me to have spasticity in my arms, but it's ugly when I do. Since then, the spasticity in my legs and feet has returned in full force. PAINFULLY so. I can't figure out why. (Heck, don't we all wish we could figure out why we have flareups and all the other wonderful things we deal with)! I'm taking the Neurontin and Clonazapam without fail, I'm running my programs and doing everything I'm supposed to be doing. THIS is the most frustrating part, for me, with dealing with MS. The WHY'S. If I could figure out a trigger for the muscle spasms it sure would be something I'd avoid. Besides the pain the spasms can be immobilizing. Can't even attempt to stand with my feet contorted. When the spasms stop I'm afraid to move for fear another will start. It's enough to make one kinda grouchy!

3 comments:

Sharon Perry said...

Oh double darn Kimberly, I am so sad that you had to go through that today! I'll say an extra prayer for you. Sharon

MS. ME said...

Dagnabbit! Keep doing your protocols...hopefully it'll help! I'm sending you relaxing muscle thoughts!!

Sarah said...

Hey Kimberly this is Sarah, I get those muscle spasms in my toes too, not the whole foot, just the toes, and it's incredible painful! But the big toe will start to move on it's own, I know how to stop it though. What does this mean for me?