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What is Ataxia?

The word "ataxia", comes from the Greek word, " a taxis" meaning "without order or incoordination". The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. Ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system.

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Libido

Started by cross eyes in General. Last reply by gelu65 yesterday. 1 Reply

HelloI've avoided this question for a long time but it really bothers me. Is there any connexion between ataxia and libido?I'm not just talking about the physical side. I suppose that is not surprising. But what about the psychological side of it?…Continue

Purkinje cell injury, structural plasticity and fusion in patients with Friedreich’s ataxia

Started by Alan Thomas in General. Last reply by Punk yesterday. 1 Reply

Purkinje cell injury, structural plasticity and fusion in patients with Friedreich’s ataxiaKevin C. Kemp, Amelia J. Cook, Juliana Redondo, Kathreena M. Kurian, Neil J. Scolding and Alastair Wilkins. Acta Neuropathologica CommunicationsNeuroscience…Continue

Feeling lazy

Started by doug place in General. Last reply by Jubie yesterday. 9 Replies

I used to be energetic. I used to like to do stuf. I worked in the yard, worked on old cars. I felt like I carried my weight.Now, I just can't seem to get off my duff and it bothers me. I feel like I'm being lazy.How do the rest of you deal with it?Continue

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Shantel Prasad is now a member of Living With Ataxia - Online Support Group
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cross eyes posted a discussion

Libido

HelloI've avoided this question for a long time but it really bothers me. Is there any connexion between ataxia and libido?I'm not just talking about the physical side. I suppose that is not surprising. But what about the psychological side of it?…See More
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Feeling lazy

I used to be energetic. I used to like to do stuf. I worked in the yard, worked on old cars. I felt like I carried my weight.Now, I just can't seem to get off my duff and it bothers me. I feel like I'm being lazy.How do the rest of you deal with it?See More
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BenO is now a member of Living With Ataxia - Online Support Group
May 21
ML posted a discussion

Has anyone tried Riluzole or Rilutek?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26321318This newer research showed Riluzole helped patients with hereditary cerebellar ataxia.  Has anyone tried it?  If yes, for how long and was it…See More
May 19
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