I see it's some years since you made this post, just interested to hear how you are getting on ?
I also have MS and have continued to run, although there are times when it is tuff going - if I can compare it to anything, I have two very good friends both with MS friendships way exceed our MS diagnoses. We all have very different life styles,I am without doubt the least affected so far, is it down to exercise and a very clean life style or is it just the straw you draw? don't know.
I wonder often if tomowrrow will be very different, but I'm just going to keep going until I can't.
Hi there. CF andHenry 63 and others I've just been diagnosed with MS.
I have ran three slow marathons, last one on 16 March in Rome. Diagnoses all new, but just thought I would try to come on here to find out if there are people running with MS. I have to wait and see how this is going to pan out for me as symptoms currently are a bit scary., although Doctors say they are hopeful ? I would love to think that these symptoms will go away and that I can start running again,(shorter miles) as a way to keep healthy and strong for future.
So it would be lovely to chat more if you get this message.
All the best Tiddles
Great to hear from someone in the same boat, not that it's great having MS, it's a real nuisance. Regard myself very lucky that I have no major disability and have been disganosed a few years now, so things are looking good, the longer without relapse the more positive the outcome hopefully, keeping fingers crossed. Have worked with someone who became severley disabled in a very short space of time, so I am forever grateful that hasn't happened to me, also a close friend who also has a fairly high degree of disability but manages to soldier on despite everything.
Truly believe keeping as fit as possible helps, there will be times that it's simply not possible, but when you can, go for it, the stronger you are helps you through the times you can't function fully. Swimming to keep you cardio strong is good and much easier on you,so in the bad times swim. All those numb bits and pins and needlesthe dragging leg or legs etc they are really irritating, but I just carry on you get use to it sort of.
Keep on running I have, it does your sole good, even if I am slower than I want to be, who cares, never judge a book by the cover if people knew what you were struggling against they would applaud you so keep on running!
I am still managing to run and I'm eight years diagnosed, strongly believe my life style has been a saviour for me. I think Weight training is also essential, think it helps to keep gait problems under control to some degree.
I haven't had just as good a year, a number of flare ups and some long lasting but, each time I'm able to return to running, it's frustrating as it can feel like starting from scratch some of the time.
My Gait is certainly an issue as it does cause injury you have to pay attention to that and not push on to much, difficult I know, but you can end up with knee, ankle hip problems that are painful.
I did invest in a treadmill last year, which I have got use to using, I feel more secure and not as exposed as when I'm outdoors, but I'm determined to run for as long as its physically possible. Don't let people put you off running because you ahve MS as many will, I've managed for 8 years maybe not as many miles 10 -12 per week now, but I can still do it, Tortoise and the Hare is what I believe in, keep on running Happy Bunny!
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