This is something that has always really, really bugged me.
Prior to being ill I was brilliant at sit-ups. I used to lie on the bed most nights and see how many I could do. Usually anywhere between 50-100 depending on whether I got fed up or not.
Now I can't even raise my head and shoulders off the floor.
I've never mentioned it to a doctor because it doesn't seem to be something they consider as part of a neuro exam - but it bugs the life out of me.
What is going on that I basically can't even shift - I would literally need to be supported just to get to the sitting position.
This question obviously doesn't count if you couldn't do sit-ups before - because I know some people can't. (Thinking of my ex-mother in law!)
In mitigation - I never have a TV so something like sit-ups keep me occupied!
... and has anyone ever noticed how little attention is paid to the neck and back in neuro exams? This might just be me, of course, but I've never had pinprick sensations done on my back - or any kind of sensativity tests. I don't think I've ever had my neck examined either. Yet I get muscle fibrillations in my back!