Trouble keeping my balance when standing still

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   Posted 5/19/2011 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new on here I was dx with fibro twelve years ago.I noticed about a month ago that i lose my balance when I'm standing still. Has anyone else had this problem?

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   Posted 5/19/2011 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had that problem and I sure would be talking to my doctor about it.
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   Posted 5/19/2011 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Drugs like Savella, neurontin and lyrica did that to me.
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   Posted 5/19/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have that problem and have had it for many years before I was on meds. It is a neurological problem.

There is a test called the Romberg is a neurological exam. If you stand with your feet together, arms at your sides, eyes closed and tip over, you are considered Romberg positive....I am. If I do the same procedure with my eyes open, I will begin to sway.

I have a neurologist and do have other neurological symptoms. He is trying to sort things out to see if these symptoms are part of my other health one time he thought MS.

Do get an evaluation to put your mind at ease.

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   Posted 5/19/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My chronic pain doctor said he was concerned about this at my last appt so he siad I require a cane for support. I also shake alot and he said thats from uncontrolled pain so my medications have been adjusted. Hopefully your doctor finds out what is causing your imbalance.
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   Posted 5/19/2011 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou all for your advice. I just called the dr. and sat up an appt.

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   Posted 5/19/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I have that too (though again not sure if t has anything to do with the Fibro or not) I have bad balance both walking and standing still.
Sometimes i walk towards an open door pretty sure i'm aiming for the middle of it, than there goes the balance and i end up slamming my knee or hip against the sides.
Maybe just not everyone gets this as a symptom. Have it checked out anyway it can never do harm.


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   Posted 6/27/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I do the same thing but it's not from my Fibro.It's from my Meniere's Disease. Google it 4 info. If u fit the symptoms, u
will need 2 go see an Ear,Nose,& Throat doctor.

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   Posted 6/28/2011 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. But I also have flat feet so when I don't wear my insteps I can't keep myself balanced.

Have you considered the possibility that this is a foot problem? Do you get bad pain in your feet (esp. around the arch?) It'd be worth checking into, just a thought.

Take care!
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   Posted 5/7/2013 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Iam having a similiar issue with a balance problem. No Dizziness ,but when I stand still I get the feeling like Iam standing on the deck of a rocking boat. Have neurophy,no pain ,but numbness to a small degree in the bottoms of the feet. Any one that can offer some suggestions please do!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 5/7/2013 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My balance can get a little wacky at times. I sometimes get dizzy spells and have to hold onto the nearest chair, counter top, etc.. Not sure why, but I do have a separate neuro condition (not specific, according to neurologist).

Have you been checked by a neurologist? It may be worthwhile to get some testing done.
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   Posted 5/7/2013 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi have posted on a thread that is a few years old.

We like to ask that new members start a brand new topic by using the button Post New Topic. This way, you can share more about your journey with Fibromyalgia as well as balance issues to see what the other members have to say as well as welcome you to the boards:)

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