Falling for no apparent reason

Posted by callalily74 @callalily74, Aug 11, 2016

I’m 75, active, female, and constantly falling for seemingly no reason. I just fall! Three times already this week. In one fall, I split my ear and required 8 stitches. No dizziness, etc.
I need falling prevention classes in Seacoast NH. I am getting very worried that one of these falls will result in serious injury. Perhaps I need some kind of testing. Tomorrow, I’m going to an ENT doctor who was referred to me by a doctor at the Urgent Care Clinic who said my ear was infected. The ENT receptionist said maybe he’ll refer me to an audiologist or optometrist to do balance, inner ear testing, etc. Does that sound about right to anybody who knows what I’m talking about. Remember, no lightheadedness or dizziness, etc. I take several medications for depression, anxiety, cholesterol, etc, but my mind does not feel foggy or cloudy.

Please help me find an appropriate doctor specializing in this issue. Or a suitable class or program. I am getting scared now. It happens too much. I only was really hurt once so far when I split my ear when I fell, but I know it can happen any time now and maybe disable me, or worse.

Please help me. I’ll be here to see any posts all day today and am free to answer any questions you may have.

@stlouisgmajenn yes when l first had encephalitis, then when l was in rehab. I was given a muscle relaxer and l went into cardiac arrest. Then l remember a nurse giving me a form to sign for a dnr. But l was in total consciousness so l.told them to discard that. I don't know if they did and then when l had my foot surgery something happened l think it was with th he anesthesia because my doctor said l had to call your liver doctor because he said l didn't know what to d ok. And l have fallen out so many times. Sometimes my daughter will say it was bad mom. She never tell what was bad but sometimes when l fall out l am conscious and sometimes unconscious. That's why my doctors don't understand what's happening. So now sometimes l will know when am going to fall and when l dont feel right l won't drive or even go out. It take time l guess to know when it will happen. I have had knee, shoulder, back, ankle and foot surgery. I prayer that all.But l was listening yesterday to one of our visiting pastors and he said he had 5 eye surgeries and he can only see shadows but it doesn't stop him so l feel the same way. It's a nuisance but l would say to try to get help. I am getting a wheelchair for only when l need it and getting my doctor to be trained as s a service dog. So there is assistance out there so get as much as you can. Also l have a lifeline.
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@stlouisgmajenn yes when l first had encephalitis, then when l was in rehab. I was given a muscle relaxer and l went into cardiac arrest. Then l remember a nurse giving me a form to sign for a dnr. But l was in total consciousness so l.told them to discard that. I don't know if they did and then when l had my foot surgery something happened l think it was with th he anesthesia because my doctor said l had to call your liver doctor because he said l didn't know what to d ok. And l have fallen out so many times. Sometimes my daughter will say it was bad mom. She never tell what was bad but sometimes when l fall out l am conscious and sometimes unconscious. That's why my doctors don't understand what's happening. So now sometimes l will know when am going to fall and when l dont feel right l won't drive or even go out. It take time l guess to know when it will happen. I have had knee, shoulder, back, ankle and foot surgery. I prayer that all.But l was listening yesterday to one of our visiting pastors and he said he had 5 eye surgeries and he can only see shadows but it doesn't stop him so l feel the same way. It's a nuisance but l would say to try to get help. I am getting a wheelchair for only when l need it and getting my doctor to be trained as s a service dog. So there is assistance out there so get as much as you can. Also l have a lifeline.
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So you're getting a service dog? Pets are special. I have cats. Couldn't, wouldn't live without them. They love me unconditionally. Even when I step on their tails, by mistake of course. I can be a bit clumsy and they accept that. And I understand about venturing outside. When I feel the least bit wobbly I don't dare drive. Or even go outside to get the mail. I don't dare risk the steps. Just don't. Life used to be so easy. Now I have to think about every body movement, double check myself on stairs. Every ordinary task seems to take soooooo long. And I forget. Forget what I'm doing, where I'm going. Like now. Signing off

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