Muscle Weakness and MS

Posted on April 27, 2018

MS can cause muscles to become so weak and fatigued that it becomes difficult to stand. Weak muscles require special care and management.

On MyMSTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with multiple sclerosis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Muscle weakness is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about muscle weakness:

Stress brought the pain and hugs and muscle weakness... I can barely walk.

I wonder if my consultant is actually listening to me sometimes.I'm still experiencing muscle weaknesses and having to go to physio every week.

I walked a 5K today for the MS walk. With my feet, balance, and muscle weakness problems, I didn't think that was possible but I did it!

Here are some question and answer threads about muscle weakness:

Recently I have begun to get muscle weakness and drop to the floor. What do you do to help yourself?

Do you experience fasciculations?

I have started exercising hoping it will help with strength. Is my inability to increase muscles mass through weight training related to my MS?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyMSTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I'm so sorry Daryl to hear about your diagnosis. I also have been taking baclofen for years. I used to take them 4x's a day. My neurologist took 1 away… read more

posted 3 days ago

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