I’ve been to physical therapy five times so far, and I started seeing a small improvement on the last two sessions. I have scheduled sessions for later this week and three times next week. Then I plan to stop and save the rest of my PT allotment for the year, just in case I need them for some other issue.
I can manage all the exercises they have me doing here at home, except for the equipment. It’s just a matter of making myself spend the time to do it. It’s way too easy for me to sit at the computer too much. I can always find something that needs doing online. I work on my blogs and online stores, as well as our free Plushmemories Facebook search service and the CubeCart forum I help moderate.
I’m headed in the right direction, and I’m very relieved about that. I became so weak while on the Clonazepam I was afraid I would never get my strength back. I’m very thankful my fears proved to be groundless.
As for the Tizanidine prescription my Neuro put me on, I’m not overly impressed. It seems that it helps me get to sleep very well. But when it wears off about 2:30 or so in the night – I CAN’T get back to sleep! I’ve had that issue off and on for years, and it’s very frustrating. There have been a few nights when my muscle spasms were so bad before bedtime that I felt like I just HAD to take the med. And then I ended up being awake for hours and hours, unable to fall back to sleep when it wore off.
So I’m very happy with the muscle strength improvement I’m seeing at Physical Therapy, but not with the Tizanidine.