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by RichardS
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Getting worse - trouble walking now
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Getting worse - trouble walking now

More on this: I went to an osteopath today, who confirmed that my thigh and leg muscles are in some considerable trouble as a result of using them wrongly to try to stand. She treated them, and it HURT!! She said she could not offer to treat me for OT, because she doesn't understand the condition (w...
by RichardS
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Getting worse - trouble walking now
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Getting worse - trouble walking now

Thanks for your prompt reply, Gloria. I can't help feeling that because my muscles are fighting to hold me together when I'm standing still I am actually doing damage elsewhere. You suggest an orthopedist; have you any experience of manipulation?

Richard
by RichardS
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Getting worse - trouble walking now
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Getting worse - trouble walking now

Hallo all - I've not been here for some time. In truth, I am despairing of anything happening here in the UK; even Dr Peter Bain admits that OT is being 'sidelined' in the UK. So what chance do we have currently? I now have trouble walking. This has happened quite suddenly; it's becoming painful to ...
by RichardS
Wed May 21, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Interesting New Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 3168

Re: Interesting New Diagnosis

Very many thanks for this, Betty. And to Mike, for the link. All symptoms quoted match with what I'm experiencing. I take it that the US version of ENT means the same as ours: Ear Nose and Throat?


Best


Richard
by RichardS
Tue May 20, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Interesting New Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 3168

Re: Interesting New Diagnosis

What an interesting post, Betty. I have an unusual medical past as well, which goes something like this:- In 1982 I got shingles of the inner ear, and ended up in the neurological ward of the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford - possibly the best known in the country at that time. One of the symptoms of ...
by RichardS
Fri May 02, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: 2008 OT Meeting Rochester MN USA
Topic: KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING
Replies: 2
Views: 2913

Re: KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING

Peggy - I think you sent me a message, but it got routed to my spam file, and deleted before I could rescue it. Could you resend to me please? Also I am trying to set up an email group for the UK members, but my posts don't seem to be getting through; any thoughts on this?

Best

Richard
by RichardS
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: 2008 OT Meeting Rochester MN USA
Topic: Meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 5146

Re: Meeting

Many thanks, Gloria. Yes, I agree, we could get things moving in the UK. In fact, as I already run a number (3 actually) of email help lists on other health disorder subjects, I'd like to put myself forward as 'UK convener'. I'm retired, so it would be easier for me to act in this role than a workin...
by RichardS
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: 2008 OT Meeting Rochester MN USA
Topic: Meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 5146

Re: Meeting

It's very gratifying to read that you had a good meeting, and all felt that it was a great success. As a onlooker/outsider from the UK, it would be good to know if any scientific progress was made. Are we any further advanced in getting to know how to deal with OT? If so, how? Sorry to appear to be ...
by RichardS
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Do any of you have phobias?
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Do any of you have phobias?

What an interesting email, Harriet. I have emetophobia, have had since I was 5 (am now nearly 77), and belong to an email group of emets - as we call ourselves. As this is OT - Off Topic, and not Orthostatic Tremor! - perhaps it would be better if you replied to me (if you want to!) privately on ric...
by RichardS
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Only 36 yrs old
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Only 36 yrs old

Hello everyone Its been a long time since I have posted anything but I have always tried to keep up with all advice given to others. :D As some of you will know it is not me that suffers with O.T. but my son who is only 36 years old? He also has to deal with C.F.S. and Fybromyalgia which causes him...
by RichardS
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Interesting New Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 3168

Re: Interesting New Diagnosis

HI Mike I have a problem with low blood pressure. On 3 occasions i have passed out. mine dropped from 145 70 to 69 40 in a very short time It is a very scarry feeling. oxygen has to be given immediately. I am concerned about surgury. I wonder if more of us have this problem stella I certainly don't...
by RichardS
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Interesting New Diagnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 3168

Re: Interesting New Diagnosis

Hi I went to the clinic to day re another of my conditions.We got chatting about my 'teddy bear legs' My Doc was interested,hes not a neuroligist ,he took my BP and then asked me to stand up and then took BP again and said it was lower when standing which is unusual it is meant to be higher .He dia...
by RichardS
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: Question

Hello all Just wanted to ask if any of you have been skiing with your orthostatic tremor? If you have how did it affect you? Were you able to balance or was it a very painful experience? Thinking of maybe going at some point in the future and would appreciate your feedback. I suspect it could be tr...
by RichardS
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: A little help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: A little help needed

Good to hear you've experienced the one-leg effect, Harriet. It doesn't last too long, for me, probably because the leg I'm standing on declares it's had enough anyway. It is nevertheless definitely an improvement, however temporary, and I've reported it to my neurologist. Meanwhile, do you think yo...
by RichardS
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: A little help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: A little help needed

Mike - I love your 'teddy bear legs'. Yes, I'd rather continue have those than go about like a zombie. Just discovered a tiny improvement. Might only apply to me, of course. I find if I stand on one leg, not both, the OT takes longer to 'come on'. Anyone else find this? I expect I speak for all of u...

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