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Falls - Please tell me I am not alone... Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

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Unread 07-18-2005, 07:47 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

Okay, I am begining to wounder am I an extream cluts or what... After my ovaries where removed I noticed sometimes I would loose my balance & almost fall, but I was always able to ketch myself or grab something. I dissmissed it on my incision & the pain I had from it along with the bleeding. But know I am begining to wounder am I an extream cluts or what.

The end of may I fell at my mom's house walking in from outside. The ground is a bit uneven but not much. At the time it felt like my left leg maybe gave out or something and the next thing I new I was on the pavement. Ended up with a pretty bad sprained foot.

Then last week Thurs I was walking into the store & I fell. Again was on payvment a bit uneven and down I went. It happens so fast that I dont know whats going on. I skined one knee and brused the other.

Tonight I fell in the house. I was walking in the living room & again down I went. More cuts & bruses on my legs. This is like my fourth fall as DH just reminded me I had one in April as well. DH said maybe I lost some mucle or something & need to build it back up. I don't know. My falls either seem to be in the morning or late evening.

Anyone else seem to be falling or turn into an extream cluts? I am woundering if it could be my nerve entrapment or hormones making me into such a cluts. I am just afraid that as these falls seem to be getting more frequent that I might hurt myself.

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Unread 07-19-2005, 02:18 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

I often miss doorframes when walking into a room, I often used to do this just before a period also. I often half keel over getting out of bed to go to the loo in the night, and manage to balance myself. I have only ever fallen once. When I am driving in the car, I sometimes get the feeling that I've taken the corner too wide, and have to correct my steering slightly sometimes.
It must be hormonal, I think I once read that low oestrogen can make you light headed, maybe you suffer more than most!
Unread 07-19-2005, 04:19 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

Kim, Have you talked to you Doc about this? It could be nothing, however I wouldnt consider as many falls as your haveing nothing! But it certiantly would'nt hurt to see your Doc . It could be inner ear imbalance , but I didnt see you mention you being dizzy. I' don't know but it's surely worth telling you Doc, your going to get really hurt one of these times! Let us know if you decide to see someone for it. We women are pretty complex creatures you know!! Take Care Netty
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Unread 07-19-2005, 04:30 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

Kim,Your ovaries produce testosterone which helps improve your muscle tone and balance. There have even been studies on how elderly women fall more than elderly men. If the men fall they are less likey to get hurt because they are strong enough to break there fall.Their testosterone levels drop like ours, but we only have a small amount to lose. So you are not an extreme klutz. Lisa
Unread 07-20-2005, 03:20 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

WOW! I thought it was just me, but I've noticed quite a bit of these things too since my RSO. Guess it is hormonal.
Unread 07-20-2005, 09:50 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

Next time I see my doctor I am going to talk to them about this. I woundered if it could be hormonal or have something to do with the nerve damage as I have never had this problem until about 6 months ago.

Billsweetie, its nice to know that I am not alone on this. DH has been teasing me that he is going to have to have me walk with a walker, other wize people are going to think that he's hurting me if I keep getting more bruses on my legs.

At this point I don't know when is the next time I will be getting in with my GP or the new pain specialist as I can no longer see them cause they moved. If it happens again I guess I have no choice but to call the doctor. I get the feeling from a couple of you that this could be hormone related. Maybe something is off & I am not a klutz after all.

Unread 07-20-2005, 10:58 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

Not sure I can offer much help, but here's just a thought to ponder...When I had one of my vaginal nerve blocks the dr didn't quite get the spot right and my whole left leg went numb. When I would walk, I would do fine for several steps and then my leg would just give out and down I'd go. For me, because I knew it was only temporary, I thought it was hysterical...my DH had to walk next to me anywhere I went so that I didn't hurt myself. So maybe your clutziness does have something to do with a nerve. Maybe we need to get you some knee and elbow pads
Unread 07-26-2005, 12:05 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

oh my..it's been awhile since I have checked on my sisters. So much has changed.

But this thread caught my eye. My surgery was in Feb 02, and I have fell several times. Yes, they can be explained to a stump on the ground, a hole in the yard, a brick sticking up, a missed step.

This things have all ways been around, just seems since my surgery, I am more prone to trip and fall. I am aware as to I walk slower, because I am thinking about whats
at my feet.

Something else that connects us together or coincedence. Who knows? Atleast we can relate.
Unread 07-26-2005, 12:37 PM
Falls - Please tell me I am not alone...

You really should get this checked. I'd go to a primary care or internist if I were you to make sure you are evaluated head to toe. Could be hormonal but could be other things, too. Why take a chance?

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