Falling Multiple times in 4 days only 21 years old

Posted by blueaces27 @blueaces27, Sep 23, 2019

what should someone do if they are falling down their stairs multiple times in just 4 days, the first time i missed a step, second time my knee gave out and the third time i just fell and i was using the handrail. something isn't right and i don't know what todo

@blueaces27 Welcome and thank you for asking your question here. There are multiple things that could be going on with you. I suggest you make an appointment with your primary physician and have a good checkup. This could be anything, including: a problem with your nervous system, a balance problem, a problem with your muscles, an autoimmune disease, dehydration, poor vision, malnutrition and many more. We do not diagnose, just share our experiences. My problems with falling included balance issues, autonomic neuropathy, dehydration, orthostatic hypotension, kidney disease and incorrect doses of medications. However, I have multiple chronic and long-term diagnoses. Please keep in touch and let us know your progress.

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@blueaces27 – I'm glad you found Connect. Welcome to this Group. It must be terribly scary to be having this problem. Falling is bad enough when it just happens because you slip or trip, but to have it happen a number of times in just a few days would be frightening. Have you had any history of falling or mobility issues before or did this just start suddenly? I can see why you are feeling like something isn't right and I'm a big believer in the fact that we know our own bodies better than anyone else. For me, when something happens that is way out of the ordinary, my best bet is to call my doctor and get some expert advice. It usually eases my mind and points me in the right direction. Do you have a primary care physician – or is there a clinic nearby where you could see someone for an evaluation?

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@blueaces27 You have received a few good replies to your dilemma. Scary, isn't it? A couple of other things to consider is an infection of some kind in your system [ear, urinary tract] that can play havoc with your everyday function and balance. Your knee may have given out because of the strain of losing your balance. I hope you will check into this and let us know what the doctor says. We care about you!
Ginger

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Have you started a new medication prior to falling? Do you have Diabetes? Any lightheadedness or dizziness. Have you only had these 4 episodes and no other symptoms? It’s strange these episodes only happened on the stairs. Perhaps your having vision issues. Indeed curious.
Jake

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Hi @blueaces27 Welcome to Connect.
You have some great responses here, the only thing I would add is, is there something bothering you, leaving you distracted? I fell a number of times within a short amount of time when I was in my 20s and it was due to distraction. That’s a long shot, but if you see a doctor and nothing can be diagnosed it could be a possibility. More likely though, something is affecting your balance.
JK

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@blueaces27 Welcome to connect this is a great group to help. I would suggest you get an appointment right away with your Dr. Tell him of what is going on and ask for a complete physical . You have to advocate for yourself as far as your health goes then the Dr. will do the rest . Let us know what your Dr. says or thinks is going on.

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@lioness

@blueaces27 Welcome to connect this is a great group to help. I would suggest you get an appointment right away with your Dr. Tell him of what is going on and ask for a complete physical . You have to advocate for yourself as far as your health goes then the Dr. will do the rest . Let us know what your Dr. says or thinks is going on.

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@lioness By the way, Linda, how is your back?
JK

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@contentandwell Thanks for asking .My back is much better . I saw my pain Dr. yesterday and he will give me an epidural later on . I have been doing some exercises the P.T. gave me from a precious episode like this . HOw are you doing with your back and hip?

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@lioness

@contentandwell Thanks for asking .My back is much better . I saw my pain Dr. yesterday and he will give me an epidural later on . I have been doing some exercises the P.T. gave me from a precious episode like this . HOw are you doing with your back and hip?

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@lioness I have no problem with my back, if I mentioned one it must have been a transitory pain, I don't recall. My hip/femur is still hurting. I can get some things done if I take a precious tramadol in the morning but I know the doctor will not prescribe again so I have to be very frugal with them. Today I tried taking a half of one. It did help a bit. I take it with one Tylenol. I am at the point where I think this will never stop hurting. 🙁
JK

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@contentandwell Why do you think your Dr wont prescribe Tramadol again. That's the only pain med I take besides a Aleeve along with it if its bad . I have to ask each time and pick up the script to be filled but have been on this med for 14 yrs now. I pray they don't take it away from me . Already Lyrica is now a controlled drug so am discussed with the drug or gov whoever is doing this to us. With my fracture altho it was my back not hip Dr just told me to use Ice , heat the rest and it has healed itself I guess as I feel better Hope you feel better Getting old is for the birds for sure

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@lioness

@contentandwell Why do you think your Dr wont prescribe Tramadol again. That's the only pain med I take besides a Aleeve along with it if its bad . I have to ask each time and pick up the script to be filled but have been on this med for 14 yrs now. I pray they don't take it away from me . Already Lyrica is now a controlled drug so am discussed with the drug or gov whoever is doing this to us. With my fracture altho it was my back not hip Dr just told me to use Ice , heat the rest and it has healed itself I guess as I feel better Hope you feel better Getting old is for the birds for sure

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@lioness. When I sent a message on the portal requesting another prescription for tramadol they initially said no. I had had 2 prescriptions for 12 pills and that was from July 23 until last week so I was certainly not abusing them. I sent another note and they grudgingly did prescribe but said at that time that would be no more.

You are right, getting old is for the birds.
JK

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@contentandwell

@lioness I have no problem with my back, if I mentioned one it must have been a transitory pain, I don't recall. My hip/femur is still hurting. I can get some things done if I take a precious tramadol in the morning but I know the doctor will not prescribe again so I have to be very frugal with them. Today I tried taking a half of one. It did help a bit. I take it with one Tylenol. I am at the point where I think this will never stop hurting. 🙁
JK

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@contentandwell – I'm so sorry the pain is continuing. And I totally appreciate how you must be hoarding the tramadol. I couldn't believe it when my doctor would not prescribe more tramadol just a couple of months after TKR. I thought tramadol was mild – something they gave little girls for monthly cramps. Imagine my surprise when they wouldn't refill!! Good luck.

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@contentandwell

@lioness. When I sent a message on the portal requesting another prescription for tramadol they initially said no. I had had 2 prescriptions for 12 pills and that was from July 23 until last week so I was certainly not abusing them. I sent another note and they grudgingly did prescribe but said at that time that would be no more.

You are right, getting old is for the birds.
JK

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@contentandwell I'm sorry to hear this . Maybe it is your state I think they are all afraid of the consequences from the gov. or whoever . I have no problem getting my Tramadol . I get a 90 day supply take one at night but can take one during day if needed and with the fracture I was taking more then usual.

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@contentandwell

@lioness. When I sent a message on the portal requesting another prescription for tramadol they initially said no. I had had 2 prescriptions for 12 pills and that was from July 23 until last week so I was certainly not abusing them. I sent another note and they grudgingly did prescribe but said at that time that would be no more.

You are right, getting old is for the birds.
JK

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@contentandwell I believe tramadol and Lyrica are both in the opioid spectrum of drugs. Those drugs need to be signed for at every stage from the pen of the physician writing the prescription to the person picking it up for the patient. I use one pharmacy consistently and have authorized my husband to pick up and sign for any medications I need. These policies do stem from the Federal Government in an attempt to make opioids more difficult for addicts to access. They have made it more difficult for people using the prescriptions correctly and driven the addicts to heroin. Even some people who were using the opioids correctly have changed to heroin because it is easier and less expensive to get. The problem with that is there is no regulation on heroin so these people have no idea what is included IN the heroin.

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@lioness

@contentandwell I'm sorry to hear this . Maybe it is your state I think they are all afraid of the consequences from the gov. or whoever . I have no problem getting my Tramadol . I get a 90 day supply take one at night but can take one during day if needed and with the fracture I was taking more then usual.

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@lioness. @2011panc It’s a shame that due to the abusers those of us who need these drugs can often not get them. It’s particularly difficult for me because due to my immunosuppressants I can’t take ibuprofen either, only acetaminophen, which is not much help.
Linda, you are lucky that you can take tramadol at night, it gives me insomnia!
JK

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