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re balance probelms

Postby marianne p » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:51 pm

anyone have probelms with balance? sometimes i get dizzy and wobbly and fall to one side,have had get myself another walking stick[a fold up one] i got rid of my other one thinking i would no longer need one!! i was on access with my children[they are in long term foster care,social services wont let me have them back because i also have mental health probelms long story] any way out had to come my stick a s i was not feeling 100%,it was the first in many months i have had to do this,just hope it has not upset them much, marianne p xx :yikes: :!: :crazy: :scream-1:
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Re: re balance probelms

Postby sweetleaf2 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:32 pm

I think most of us have balance problems, Marianne, I use crutches most of the time when Im out partly because of that. It is something I`m getting used to. I dont know if theres anying that can be done about it. I hope it doesnt affect you too badly. Im sure your kids will get used to sticks, mine did. :(
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Postby kitten » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:02 am

Have just finished a 4 weeks course of core stability which I was given to understand it was to improve the balance as mine has gone to pot don't know if I trip or my left leg just gives in from time to time ,anyway back to the treatment if that is what we can call it , to start with there was 8 of us at the finish it was down to two which shows how good it was ,

We had to sit on a chair with a cushion on it or sit on a large gym ball and do some gentle exercise bend to the side stretch your legs to the side and so on this went on for an 1hr then we got took in a room for some relaxation ,again sat on chairs we had to close our eyes and thing of different colors . the physio called the colours out she would have been better just to say think of all the colours of the rainbow because that is what there were. did I feel relaxed .No
Have I benefit from it in one word NO

I honestly thought that a core stability course was more like a pilates which I do anyway wonder why she looked at me when I first asked if we had to bring trainers with us, ah will just carry on as usual ,
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Postby Vickyharry1982 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:34 am

Ah, this is what I call my walk like a drunk symptom, I constantly get dizzy and wobbly and walk worse than I normally do (which is normally bad enough as have hip pains and use crutches!!)
I find shop lights set off my dizziness really quickly, it's also worse, the more tired I get.
Sometimes a quick sugar boost can help me,
I constantly use the crutches, my son is okay with them.

Maybe with regards to the kids you could speak to the foster people or social to help them to help your kiddies cope with it, most kids adapt quickly, perhaps you could write them a letter to help them. With my son, I try to be light hearted. He knows I hurt, but when I wobble or fall over, we try to laugh about it, he is 11, and cheeky, sometimes he even mimics my walking to poke fun, but so long as we are both laughing it is fine, he is always helping me to steady myself, or helping me up...he knows it is best when we try and joke and laugh about it all xxx

I hope this can help you some bit xx try not to worry Hun xxx
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:06 pm

Dizziness and balance problems were one of the first things to appear for me, and are still with me today. There can be various causes apart from FM, so having it checked out might be something to consider just to be sure that something else isn't at work.
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Postby shazq » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi
I also get spells of dizziness and have balance problems, i walk into door frames and knock into things, i use the walls & furniture to steady myself around the house but always use a walking stick outside.

I have had a few falls but since using my stick it has saved me a number of times from falling over.
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Postby marianne p » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:44 pm

thanks for everyones replies, i am starting a fibro course on the 16th nov at the hospital hoping it might help! and am waiting to view a council ground floor flat which has been put back a week as the tentants have not moved out yet!! they were suppose to last friday, this will be the first time i would have ever lived alone,but will be easier not having to use stairs all the time, marianne p :crazy: :!: :banghead:
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Postby shazq » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:00 pm

marianne p wrote:thanks for everyones replies, i am starting a fibro course on the 16th nov at the hospital hoping it might help! and am waiting to view a council ground floor flat which has been put back a week as the tentants have not moved out yet!! they were suppose to last friday, this will be the first time i would have ever lived alone,but will be easier not having to use stairs all the time, marianne p :crazy: :!: :banghead:


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Postby Vickyharry1982 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:08 pm

That sounds like great news,
Lets hope no stairs and the hospital course have you managing and feeling better x
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Postby kitten » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:53 pm

Good luck with the fibro course marianne hope you get some relief with it :goodluck2:
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Postby Tiamarie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi every one :-D mine is not going dizzy just loosing my balance , my 2year old grand son ran to me and clean knocked me off my feet , this is happening quite a lot not sure if I am just getting weak lol . Help any one else having this ? :-D Jane x
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Postby penfriend » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:49 pm

yes, I believe most of us have balance problems with dizziness. I remember years ago, probably around 1970, just collapsing to the floor, just not able to get up and I was then away from home, and somehow had to drive home. I had to give up driving in about 1981 altogether, then it was my cycle which had to go, and I got a wheelchair instead! Still tried to walk a very short distance occasionally but then my legs would just collapse under me. A Dr. I visited told me to get a skipping rope, as he did not have a clue! my legs just buckled underneath. I also got an exercise bike, and found I could not even move my legs. I was not diagnosed till 1990. told I had M.E. and the Fibro came later. Its really been one disaster after another, especially with so-called private consultants, who put me on a beta-blocker and I later discovered, far too late, that in Dr.Shepherd's Book "Living with M.E" its the worst possible drug to give to someone with M.E. 3 years confined to bed between 1986-1989 and then totally disabled. I am extremely weak and cannot stand, and now the fibro pain all over the body, plus carpal tunnel, so I can barely move my hands and arms. But thankful for the little on computer I can manage most days.
I have a good carer, my husband. Penfriend
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:22 pm

Tiamarie wrote:Hi every one :-D mine is not going dizzy just loosing my balance , my 2year old grand son ran to me and clean knocked me off my feet , this is happening quite a lot not sure if I am just getting weak lol . Help any one else having this ? :-D Jane x

It might be worth having things checked out Jane. Altho a lot of us have balance problems, either with or without the dizziness, they can be caused by various problems that are unrelated to FM and can be treated and improved.
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Postby Joannakw » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:12 am

I fell into a display of apples at my local supermarket! :crazy:
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Postby Flash » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:39 am

I began to lose balance when I was 14 but kept it quiet. I started having speach problems too. This is 33 years ago after head and neck trauma.
I still have problems with balance and walk like I'm drunk and often collapse mostly without warning. I have prolapsed discs in the neck and nerve damage so it's hard knowing what to put it down to. I didn't have disc problems when I was 14.

This is why I go along with the specialists in US and UK who think F/M has links with nerve damage in the neck.

I have had other F/M symptoms for 17/18 years, since a car accident and was diagnosed 8 years ago.

More recently, I have been affected by a certain type of lighting system especially if a light is flashing rapidly. That makes me light headed, no pun intended, Lol.
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