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Oct 8, 2017 · Balance and light headedness. in otherwise health male in Brain & Nervous System

Hi. I have a brain injury. I would go to Mayo. They will consult with a variety of specialists. Whatever he has is difficult to diagnose and the are great at that. The have reduced housing on site.

Aug 22, 2017 · Balance and falling a lot in Brain & Nervous System

Not to worry. That is exactly how I was. Without visual cues I fell over too. The therapist prevented me from falling.
Sue

Aug 21, 2017 · Balance and falling a lot in Brain & Nervous System

Hazel I too was falling a lot and hitting walls. I was tested for a lot of illnesss and then doctor put me into physical therapy. What I found was building my core for me made a huge difference. I feel centered again.
I do isometric exercises.
Something you might want to consider.
Hope you find an answer.
Sue

Jan 16, 2017 · Balance and falling a lot in Brain & Nervous System

I know it is very scary. Flying through the air with no control and I always had injuries one of which is in my wrist and never healed. I went to all the round of doctors one can imagine to get answers and physical therapy. One thing that did emerge is I was walking on the heels not using my toes to walk and it did help a great deal when I started walking on my entire foot. Also I began to reflect. It takes as you know a lot of time to connect what happens to make one feel unbalanced. Even knowing at times when I was feeling a bit unbalanced took work and time to learn awareness. For me it takes stopping and doing an assessment even when I feel I can trudge forward. I have fibromylgia, neuropathy and migraines. All of which cause pain. . My son who lives on the opposite coast but chats everyday said I think you fall when you have mentioned to me that you are in significant pain even after taking medication that day. . I wondered if the pain was connected to my falls. So I went to my internist and asked her if she would increase my pain meds on a trial basis to see if it would help. I did find that living without pain as much as possible made a big difference. I also had my eyes checked and changed my prescription. I still get dizzy but now I am much more aware of my body and when I get dizzy I meditate and stop doing things. I just make it a rest day. Sometimes it may be a three day rest day but it beats falling. The dizzy spells seemed to be associated to when I try and get things done such as clean the house. So cleaning the house now is a major project as I have to separate it over many days. Physical labor of any kind is a challenge. I have had to really change my expectations of what I can do. I am very lucky that while I have stumbled I have not fallen in some time. I am able to stretch my arms out straight and realign my body which makes my balance return. Even a new pair of shoes was a trigger. I stumbled on the stairs so those boots are gone. Too bad I really liked them.
Hope this maybe helps a little.
Best wishes.

Jun 21, 2016 · Falling in Brain & Nervous System

Of course you are right. Thank you for reminding me.

Jun 21, 2016 · Falling in Brain & Nervous System

Thank you for you response. The doctors decided my narco had to go up. I am never below a 7.5 and most of the time 8 to 10. They think that level of pain may be reducing my level of clarity and ability to process things. After I hit 9 my brain is just in a fog and I get dizzy. It is too busy processing pain to do anything else.
I could of done it on my own but I don’t like to play with opiates.
I have injured both hands so for the time being weight on my hands is not an option but that is a great idea and when my hands heal I hope I can use a cane. Thanks for telling me about the cerebellar ataxia. I will do some research on that.
Takes a ton of patience.

Jun 11, 2016 · Falling in Brain & Nervous System

When I went to PT she did say I don’t swing my left arm. She asked me to do so and it was a conscious act. I have tremors at times. Like putting in my contacts is hard because I have tremors when I do that. I will be holding my phone with my left hand and my hand shakes badly. When I was on the phone and my son came in he said why is your hand shaking like that. But it is not consistent. I cannot get up out of a chair like I use to. I have to have support. Could be fibro which I assumed but it is listed under Parkinson’s. I also have that shuffle that all of a sudden starts when I am walking. I am going to make an appointment with a new neurologist on Monday. I am scared.

Jun 10, 2016 · Falling in Brain & Nervous System

Thank you for that. I have been shuffling my feet at times and this is one of the things my Dad did. He had Parkinson’s. How did they diagnosis you ? Perhaps I need to be assessed by a different nuerologist. I have some shaking in my hands but he said it was from the nueropathy.