My ataxia is a product of an auto accident I had 1974, 44 years ago. I had many neurological symptoms for many years that was not bad enough to diagnose me. I was told my symptoms were of a post concussion trama and was requested I see a psychologist. I complied to the neurologist's request. After a couple of months the psychologist told me that my symptoms weren't in my head and to get a second opinion. after many doctor visits I gave up and lived with periodic dull symptoms of what is called Ataxia. I was diagnosed with this a little over a year ago. I was having severe balance issues which caused me to to fall. IT has also affected my ability to getting to the bathroom in time. it's hard not be able to travel like I use too. The good is: Even though I was told therapy doesn't help much, I decided to start exercising in slowly, not pushing it. I went from a walker to arm crutches and now a cane for when I go out for better stability. in the house I have canes around the it as needed. I eat very healthy foods and take vitamins and supplements to enhance my well being. I don't know how long this will last...hopefully longer then the doctor's prognosis. I have many other health issueso that I have been dealing with throughout my adult life. I haven't given up with them and I don't plan too now. The more negative we feel...the more progressive Ataxia or other health issues become. I forgot to mention I meditate daily to help with pain and keep my spirits high.