I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP MUSCLES STRONG BY GOING TO REHAP FOR 9 YEARS BUT NOW IT SEEMS TO BE PROGRESSING. HAD A FALL LAST NITE AND HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE GETTING UP DUE TO BEING OVERWEIGHT.
I had a stroke that involved the cerebellum and had ataxia from it. One of the best things you can do is try to keep your core and leg muscles strong.
I wish you the best!
i have done so much research on cerebellum degnerative ataxia. at first they thought i had cpm whcih is central pontine myelinolysis. i have had 4 diagnois and 2 day i have cda and 2 day i have cpm. it is progressing negatively, havig lost the abiliy to read because of the nystagmus which is inherent with both. thank you for your informative e maill and i will look up the opca awareness. i already have linked up with the national ataxia foundation. lee51
i am sorry you have been dx'd with cerebell um atrophy.
WEre your doctor able to give a type?
I have dx of cerebellar ataxia , somev time ago i had signs on a mri that says multiple system atrophy.
Have you researched on line?
While this is rare, there is some goood information.
take car e, amo
There aree a couple support groups.
OPCA Awarenss (and a link to suport forum)
The National Ataxia FOundation
It has beene slow latley, but alot oof