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Tripping with Fibromyalgia, anyone else?

Dec 26, 2014 3:12 PM

At 330 my right foot caught and caused me to trip over my own toes. Now my low back, right buttock and leg are spasming in waves all the way to the toes with stinging & numbness & throbbing. I noticed my right leg didn't seem to be moving right as I stepped last night,it was like the bottom of my foot was dragging on the floor as I walked. Does anyone else have issues with tripping when they walk, with fibromyalgia?

Dec 26, 2014 9:59 PM

Yes, I actually do have issues walking. I sometimes take a step and lose my balance. I also have been known on many an occasion to trip over nothing and then have horrible pain afterwards from the percussion or twisting... It's a nightmare. I hope you find some resolution to the situation.

Dec 27, 2014 12:27 AM

I trip over nothing all the time. I also walk into things and hit my head a lot. I think it's all related somehow.

Dec 27, 2014 6:46 AM

Hi All,
Me too. I'm always going off balance, which can be very scary! Like on the stairs. I use a stick all the time these days and really can't walk far at all. Good luck, keep walking for as long as you can, as they say if you don't use it you will loose it!

Dec 27, 2014 8:05 AM

Me too! Lots of problems with loosing my balance. My family has called me a clutts forever. I think you all are right! It is all connected!

Dec 27, 2014 9:16 AM

Thank you all for responding. My orthopedic doctor said he thinks I have MS, or something similar so I have to see a neuropsychologist in January. I'll be glad to tell him others in my CMP community with fibro also trip & stumble. I had an MRI in November and they compared it to one in 2012, which shows some type change to my frontal lobe in the brain. They're wanting to do further testing to see if it's related to the pseudodementia they've diagnosed me with. I'm hoping it's not, that it's the fibromyalgia. Thanks again & have a blessed day!

Dec 28, 2014 10:18 PM

I have the same problem, I've fallen down my stairs 3 times already. I had my Pitbull trained to helps move around the house, she functions like a cane. She is wonderful!! I have two service dogs? An emotional service dog and my Pitt that helps me inu mobility. Highly recommend it :)

Dec 29, 2014 7:21 AM

Susie75, Thanks for telling about your service dogs. We lost our yorkie to cancer in April. I've been more lonely by myself. And my husband and I keep talking about getting a dog. But during our last conversation I told him I was afraid the dog might knock me down. We've always had small lap dogs. I never even thought about getting a service dog. Thanks again!

Dec 29, 2014 7:56 PM

Yes, a service dog needs to be a pretty good size to be able to give you stability versus being a trip hazard. Pitties make great service dogs because they're so in tune with their owner. My Bambi is my everything (snuggle bug, confidante, walking buddy, alarm system), you name it, he can do it.

Jan 03, 2015 2:46 AM

Yes this has been a big problem for me but I saw a podiatrist/chiropodist (foot doctor) in June who has given me insoles and stretches that make my feet and ankles more stable. I'm also wearing proper walking boots a lot now which helps.

Jan 08, 2015 9:46 AM

Iathompson, Thank you. I don't think my husband would ever allow me to have a pit, due to the fact we adopted a puppy and after noticing aggressive behavior we returned him to the shelter where we got him (on our vets advice). Our kids were afraid of his new behaviors, especially after he ran at and head-butted our oldest daughter (kids were sitting on ground) and gave her a concussion! When we returned him we actually met his mom...she'd been bred to fight! Where we live (SE) that's very (closeted) common, training for aggression protection & secret fighting. Its disgusting!!! Most pits here aren't friendly because of inbreeding. My husband doesn't like any "typically known for" aggressive behavior dogs. However, we have talked about saving up for a Bouvier deFlandres, a really large dog. But the only way I would agree to any large dog is formal service training. I can't handle anything over 15 lb if its going to be pulling on me/leash.

Prices, I've never seen a podiatrist because until this year they weren't covered by our insurance. An orthopedic surgeon ruined my left foot years ago, when he removed the sesamoid bone behind my right big toe. It had fractured and when he went in to examine it had almost healed up, but because I was still having pain when walking he removed it. Had I known then the complications I'd have, I would have sued him. Live & learn. 😮. Anyway I may look into a podiatrist now. I've has special orthotics and they help some, but its hectic trying to find the right shoes. The tendons and ligaments are pulling on that foot and cramp up frequently. Of all the doctors I've seen, not one has recommended any therapy or exercises. I can't even bend my big toe at the first joint. Unfortunately I have also developed weakness and imbalance on my whole right side. That's being investigated now, to see if its MS, Lupus, Lyme's or something else. They know its not impinged nerves due to other spine issues.

Thank you both, or all for great advice. Iathompson, where would you recommend getting service training for a dog? Have a blessed day!

Sep 02, 2015 5:03 AM

I find marks on my legs and arms my husband thought I was getting into fight I would look at him and say I don't know how that got there its because I lost feeling at times

Sep 02, 2015 6:11 AM

Yes all the time! Mainly because of my FND and my right leg not working properly I sometimes forget I can't walk properly and end up face planting which is mainly why I don't go out much for fear of falling over and making a complete fool of myself.
You saying about dragging your foot reminds me of what I'm like and sounds like drop foot.

Sep 02, 2015 8:28 AM

I have found over the years that I've lost my sense of balance. I will be walking and all of a sudden list to the left or right and almost fall. Sometimes it happens even just standing still. It's rough as I get older because I don't heal as fast as I used to.

Sep 02, 2015 7:51 PM

That's our twin thing going AlwayZ, listing sideways! Lol😉

I've been finding bruises for months that I had no idea where they came from. Turns out I'm anemic, iron deficiency. And yes, I'm still tripping over my feet now and then. Oddly i office my left foot turned out when I'm walking. 🙏🌼

Sep 02, 2015 10:34 PM

Hey guys.. I have noticed some stability issues however I'm noticing more issues in my hands. Dropping or not being able to open things. And even in my typinging I have a hard time its like my fingers are not touching the letters like I have no pressure and temperatures really hurt. Also want to comment on the service dog..I had a mini dochsond and I loved her. She helped me whrn y blood sugar would drop a d also eith y emotional state. And she helped a friend of mine to find she had cancer. Sadly she died.but recently I've been thinking bout getting another one. I actually trained her myself
Mostly for social situations. Not to bark staying coming etc..with the new laws and depending on your state u only have to have the dog marked with proper tags which u.can get online. Amd.of.course make sure your dog is in proper temperament.

Sep 03, 2015 12:19 AM

I have always been clumsy. I used to fall down regularly before using crutches. That was when I was in good health! I suspect being upright would a rare thing now if it weren't for crutch use, lol. Of course it hurts a lot more to fall now.
I still struggle with the stairs and find I need to sit and slowly slide down on bad days. Sadly those bad days seem to be increasing in number.
I was told I ought to see a chiropodist as I probably needed insoles but the GP wouldn't refer me. I can't afford private so cannot do anything about it.

Sep 03, 2015 7:49 AM

Newfibrogirl, Have you seen an orthopedist of neurologist, to make sure your losses of use isn't CTS or something pinching a nerve in your spine? I oppose you'll be able to get another dog. I didn't realize how much I missed my last dog until we got our current one.

PJB, try finding a Run Fit Sports store, or a place that does insoles. Two of my siblings
got their insoles, measures to their feet for $100. They're not as thick as mine but they've actually lasted longer. You can also Google search custom inserts.

Good luck and have a blessed day to you both! 🙏🌼

Sep 03, 2015 7:57 AM

Flappys no I've not seen an otbopietis yet. But I'm sure I will soon.

Sep 03, 2015 9:10 AM

Flappsy, got blood results from gp and I'm also anemic. I found a bruise this morning on my elbow and don't know when I got it. Then I tipped over standing still!! LOL... We should start our own circus act!!😜💕

Sep 03, 2015 9:28 PM

As long as I don't have to be up high. I'm scared of heights. 🙏🌼

Sep 03, 2015 10:53 PM

Yes, I do that as well, but I don't have fibro. Tripping over my own two feet is my specialty. Could be standing still and do that. Last time, I had a very badly sprained ankle.

Sep 04, 2015 4:53 PM

Yes, I fall alot. I also have stinging,numbness,trobbing In my feet and hands.I'm also dropping things all the time. It's frustrating.

Sep 04, 2015 7:31 PM

I've had left sided weakness and issues with tripping over nothing. I have been diagnosed with a syringomylia which is a fluid filed sack in the spinal cord. This is what my Dr's have attributed all my weakness to. Have your Dr get an MRI of your entire spinal cord to make sure you don't have one.

Sep 17, 2015 3:23 PM

Yes a lot with tripping, balance and drop foot. I used very lightweight shows too. Heavy shoes hurt me.

Sep 17, 2015 4:57 PM

Man, I thought I waz having a s---t day yesterday. I felt like a f______g thunderbird with sciatica (whatever that feels like). But having read what you folks have all gone through in the last 24 hrs I will seriously shut my a--e and have a good day. PS; I seriously read a study that found a positive connection between pain reduction an swearing. Keep on rolling everyone ! (Or limping, or crawling or however u manage)

Sep 17, 2015 7:36 PM

Dayna, My docs have done multiple MRI/Myelograms and the only spinal cord abnormality is a"spina bifida occulta."

Martie, I prefer lightweight flats or sneakers. The last time I put on heavy boots my knee came out of socket and I fell to the floor. I won't do that again!

Havinit, my good and bad days rotate. It makes me especially blessed with my good ones. I try not to swear but occasionally it happens. Im a Christian, but I'm no saint! I think it's the action of "letting off stream" that has the relief influence, whether by swearing or just venting or blowing a fuse. I've seen that same or a similar study. I hope you're having a good day, and everyone else too! 🙏🌼

Sep 17, 2015 9:37 PM

I have foot drop that causes me to trip

Sep 18, 2015 3:55 AM

I just trip over nothing. Sometimes I can be standing still and tip over to one side or the other and practically fall down... It's a pain in the neck!!!

Sep 18, 2015 3:32 PM

Do you know what's worse than tripping over your own feet?

Tripping over your tongue! 👅 Doggone fibro fog!!!

Wishing everyone a good weekend! 🙏🌼

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