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    Falling down, is it lupus???
    jessi19661 posted:
    :) Hi everyone. I have been falling a lot lately. When I had the appt with my SSD lawyer she asked me if I fall alot, also do I have to take naps. I was not surprised she asked about naps, as I have a lot of pain and sleep disturbances, but I was surprised about the falls.

    Is this pretty common for lupies? To fall on rough ground, steps, etc?

    I have also lost my balance many times in the kitchen and was able to catch myself, so I didn't fall.

    A couple times I was in the kitchen and walking over to my chair had like a "head rush" and those make me fall but I was able to catch myself on the chair. BUT then I went into convulsions where my arms were moving around and my body uncontrollably.

    Does anyone else have these "convulsions" or falls?
    Any input or just stopping by to say hello is welcome!!!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance good friends!!!! Hugs! jessi
    HG1948 responded:

    I fall, but I have stiffness of movement and ortho. abnormalities. 25 words of less, "I just don't walk straight".

    jessi19661 replied to HG1948's response:
    But is it from lupus, or something else? Or do you even know the cause for sure?

    My rheum wont even allow me to go for walks for exercise, he says I cant walk right.
    squirmy1963 replied to jessi19661's response:
    my fall was fainting from standing up too fast and when I do that my blood pressure falls quickly and I black out momentarily.
    HG1948 replied to jessi19661's response:

    I don't know if my difficulty walking and falling has lupus as its "root cause" or not. I am making reference to the episode of pain and inability to stand up without a walker in Feb. 2010.

    I only know for certain that I already had multipal problems which included spinal stenosis, peripherial neuropathy, orthopedic misalignment of my knees, scoliosis of my thoractic spine, and damage to nerves branching out from my spinal cord and leading to my shoulders, arms, legs, and feet.

    Two of these problems are related to what the neuro-suregon described as "inflammatory arthritis". ( I don't know what he meant by that term, do you?). Truthfully, after I heard "I'm sending you to a good neurosuregon who can decide if surgery is indicated, I didn't really care, because the rheumy had been warning me for years to avoid back surgery.

    .The damage to my spinal cord (e.g. fatty infiltrates) have resulted from the narrowing of the spinal canal, and of its openings for the nerves leading to my arms and legs.

    Since Feb. 2010, and my painful experience with the "inflamed nerves", my right knee has began to lean inward and my right ankle and foot have begun to rotate outward. This is why I had the knee brace fitted last week to help straighten out this knee, so that I can walk better and be more steady on my feet. I am just waiting untill next year. In 2011, I plan to have knee replacement surgery.

    I'm off to bed. Good night. Hope you find the answers to this question about falling that your searching for.


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