Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:23 AM
Hope everyone is able to enjoy the beautiful weather.
My question is does anyone have trouble with balance. I noticed when I was in the yard the lawn was a little uneven and I would lose my balance while walking.
Does that happen to anyone else? It does happen in the house on level flooring as well. Kathy
Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:58 AM
I lose my balance all the time. Have for over 6 years now. I use to fall alot, down steps, up steps, in the middle of the floor, it didn't matter. The one thing that did to be in common about falling it was in the dark or near dark. About 5 years ago, I had to go for a sleep sudy and the Dr. said I have peripheral neuropathy. He told me that I should never walk in the dark because since I couldn't sense or feel where my feet are, I fall. When he told me that I put night lights everywhere and I don't seen to fall no where near as often. I do lose my balance in the light now, but I also make sure to watch where my feet are going YOu know, I'm one of theose people looking down as they walk, now I may run into something!! So, you're not alone.
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:35 PM
Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:51 PM
Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:06 PM
Picture a group of us after having a couple drinks.
Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:05 PM
I thought it was just me...nice to know we are all going through the same things! I'm not crazy after all <sigh>
Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:43 AM
Loved your post - Sclero-drunks gave me a much needed chuckle!! I just picture myself from behind and can now laugh about what I must look like. I'm trying to get disability- do you think this is a viable condition for the disease!? Seiously tho' can anyone tell me?
Posted 23 April 2007 - 11:37 AM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:54 PM
I really don't know. Sorry I thought I was really a dizzbat bit not really dizzy because I felt my mind was playing with me lol Ugh...this morning I kinda fell off balance sideways and dropped all my meds on the floor LOL I watched them fall and did nothing! So much for my swollen fingers and loss of balance lol
Hope you're feeling good these days
Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:58 PM
Clutz huh? Now we have a legit excuse?? HA! Who knew?? What else is going on with you???
Have a good one...
Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:07 PM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:11 AM
If I closed my eyes and walked, I'd fall over LOL It sounds funny but it's very frustrating Just don't get caught walking down a hotel hallway LOL they just might call security
Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:12 AM
This is my first time here. I had to laugh at the losing balance answers. I was diagnosed with CREST in 1999, and I always say I'd probably walk better if I HAD drank. Always to the right, and thought it was just me being klutzy. I'm so glad I found this site as there seems to be sooooo much on here that applies, and it's comforting to know. Thanks all, Charlene
Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:12 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:34 AM
Siouxzie ( I see there are a lot of Susies on this site )
Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:13 AM
Welcome to these forums!
I'm sorry to hear that you've been unwell for the last 13 years. Have you been diagnosed with Scleroderma? It certainly can cause vestibular balance disorders from which thankfully I've never suffered, but I know some of our other members have done. I've included a link to Brain (Cerebral) Involvement in Scleroderma which I hope you'll find interesting and informative.
Do keep posting and let us get to know you.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:11 PM
I am a looking at the ground walker and always have been. When I was a runner I was told to look straight ahead at the horizon and the run would be better. Sorry, I don't trust the ground or pavement and look down. There is a whole theory on your personality based on where you look when you walk.
I stumble and have to hold on to things. I drop things all the time, especially pills. But I am one of these people that if I fall I GET UP really fast so that no one sees me (or as fast as one can with all the skin hardening.) Then, days later, I find bruises and bumps and think, where did I get that?
I'll read the links and see.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:50 AM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:49 PM
The good news is due to my skin softening I was able to crawl under the kitchen table to get a couple of stray ones and could bend down to wipe the mess up instead of having to call for help!