15 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise taken for the purpose of 'General health' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 12, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I can't understate how important this is! The muscles and motor neurons need stimulation and exercise does the trick.

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mrsnurse
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mrsnurse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 19, 2014 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Any type of exercise is not only good for your body, but it helps tremendously with your emotional state!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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StrkL
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StrkL
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 16, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I exercise for strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, speed, and coordination. For details see http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Oct 17, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I've worked really hard on my balance. In fact, it's now the best it's ever been. I listed balance exercises I did at http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/element/element.balanc.html I listed a type of exercise that seems to help with my dystonia at http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/spec/spec.dyston.html
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Jul 8, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I have noticed that if I miss about three days of exercise, my medications don't work nearly as well. So one of the unexpected positive effects of exercise is that I need less medication that I would need otherwise. Also, while (mild) fatigue is a side effect, I have much more energy when I exercise regularly, than when I don't. I usually exercise first thing in the morning, because that's when I feel the best. If I exercise in the afternoon, I tend to freeze unless I take a nap first.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Dec 26, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm lumping all my aerobic exercise (exercise bike, walking, running, elliptical) into one category - physical exercise. I do about forty minutes each day. I still list weights separately. I've found that my Parkinson's is much better controlled when I exercise regularly. The cost I list is the cost of my gym membership, plus a little extra for shoes and exercise clothes.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Oct 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: As of Sept 2010, I am exercising about forty minutes a day. Most days I will combine exercise bicycle with walking and some running. One day a week I will warm up for ten to fifteen minutes on an exercise bike and/or some walking, then lift weights for about half an hour.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Nov 29, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: See my evaluations of exercise bicycle, elliptical trainer, walking, weight training, and running. I've been exercising regularly - mostly running - for over forty years. One major unexpected benefit - I almost never get sick - I seldom get as much as a cold.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

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i'm a believer
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i'm a believer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Nov 18, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 1961)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 9, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 1961)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Hestia58
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Hestia58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 19, 2010 (Started Mar 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: feel so much better after doing it!

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beachbumguard
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beachbumguard
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
29 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 4, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily

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savedandfree
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savedandfree
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started May 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily

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pc4069
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pc4069
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Left Eye : none
Right Eye : moderate
Sensation : moderate
Overall : mild
Swallowing : none
Arms : none
Legs : moderate
Bladder/Bowel : moderate
Spinal Cord : mild
I am: g
I have:
NMO

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Oct 8, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Body Aches, Tiredness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Body Aches, Muscle aches, Fatigue

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Body Aches, Tiredness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Body Aches, Muscle aches, Fatigue

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: make exercise a regular part of your treatment
Side effects: Tiredness, Body Aches, Muscle aches, Fatigue

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wildlandtech
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wildlandtech
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Sep 19, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Body Aches, Tiredness, Pain in knees, Fatigue, Fasciculations)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Try to get in or stayin shape if possible. I have always felt better after a good work out, but can not hold to a good scheldue after being dianosed - I get depressed when I remember how I used to be and the shape I am in now. It is hard to get back in shape and being around others at my gym who are in good shape doesn't make it any easier..
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Tiredness, Body Aches, Fasciculations, Pain in knees, Muscle aches

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Terry Elisabeth
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Terry Elisabeth
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: vg

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Sep 18, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Sometimes I have a headache and I don't go but if I still go I find that the headache goes away. It's great for self-esteem, energy levels and mood. I take classes and I like this because I can decide that today I want a danse mix class instead of toning and maybe I want to try zumba. It's a lot of un and I'm more relaxed in my everyday life which is very sedentary. Plus I walk every week at least 1hour, maybe 2 hours.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 16, 2008 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Do what you like. I like classes so that's what I do.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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