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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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Genetic Alliance Uk Blog EUPATI launch toolbox to help patients get involved in medicines development

Started by Alan Thomas in General on Wednesday. 0 Replies

There is a lot of energy and enthusiasm for involving patients in medicines development – but patients need support to get involved. In 2011 we were one of the patient groups that joined a varied mix of organisations across Europe to kick off the…Continue

Tags: involved, in, medicines, development, get

Findacure Blog - Big Lottery Funding to prove Findacure’s Social Impact Bond idea

Started by Alan Thomas in General on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I am very proud to be involved in this processOver the past year or so, the Findacure fans amongst you may have heard us mention social impact bonds, once or twice… or maybe a little more. It’s certainly not like we think about them day and night,…Continue

Tags: Social, Impact, Bond, idea, Findacure’s

Gabapentin and muscle relaxant

Started by Umigal in General. Last reply by gelu65 on Wednesday. 3 Replies

My primary dr. prescribed Gabapentin when I complained of pain in my legs at night only relieved by getting up and walking around. My neurologist said Gabapentin was the single most prescribed medication for folks with neuropathy pain and ataxia.Why…Continue

Just curious!

Started by AV in General on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hello all,I am curious to know whether any of the episodic ataxia patients here had ever gotten alpha1 adrenergic blockers, such as prazosin for hypertension or Rapaflo for bladder problems. And if so whether while receiving these drugs the…Continue

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Explanation of my Disability

I've wanted to be able to explain my Disability & the Tools I use to help me, this video is a start
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Gabapentin and muscle relaxant

My primary dr. prescribed Gabapentin when I complained of pain in my legs at night only relieved by getting up and walking around. My neurologist said Gabapentin was the single most prescribed medication for folks with neuropathy pain and ataxia.Why…See More
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AV posted a discussion

Just curious!

Hello all,I am curious to know whether any of the episodic ataxia patients here had ever gotten alpha1 adrenergic blockers, such as prazosin for hypertension or Rapaflo for bladder problems. And if so whether while receiving these drugs the…See More
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