Coordination problems

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

hippimom2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 5403
   Posted 10/29/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone notice coordination problems when you aren't feeling well.  I'm going through a little bit of a rough patch from all that I had going on last week and I am quite stressed out about a lot of stuff that's going on with my son.
 
I've noticed when I start to feel worse, my coordination goes out the window and I become more clumsy than usual.  My hands don't want to work right and I end up dropping stuff a lot and I can't type worth a darn.  Then last night, I tripped up the steps (thankfully it was up and not down).  This morning after getting home from taking the kids to school I was walking up to the house and one foot went off the sidewalk and down I went.  It was quite an ungraceful fall and I'm going to have a nice big bruise on my hip and thigh - I'm pretty sore from it.
 
I don't think it's anything serious, but I just wondered if others had noticed this too and any thoughts of what it might be.  Too bad there wasn't a video camera rolling this morning to send into Funniest Videos.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears

 

Clickable:  LUPUS INFORMATION & LUPUS RESOURCES.

Please allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/

 

Co-Moderator: Lupus and CFS Forums



Jenny S.
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 10/29/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Hippimom (love the name!),

During my most recent flare (still recovering) I began experincing coordination & memory problems. Seems like my mind and body has a short circuit every once in a while. I have yet to discuss this with my Rheumy as my appointment is next month. The only resolution I've found is to just take things slower than usual - like my brain cannot keep up when I'm thinking 90-miles a minute. :) Will keep you posted...

Jenny

~Jenny~

I have Lupus ... Lupus doesn't have me. 

Dx: Raynaud's(2000)·Lupus(2001)

Rx: Pletal 100mg·Norvasc 10mg·Prednisone 5mg·Plaquenil 400mg

  


AlwaysRosie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 8616
   Posted 10/29/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh dear!! Hippi . . . YES . . . I am also very clumsy when I'm not well. (sometimes even when I feel fine) . . . yes I drop things and trip and almost fall and fall . . . yes, feels SO not gracefull!! Dogs come running to the rescue!! licking me back to reality!! Make sure you tell your doc about it though . . . they check a few things to see if they can figure out a cause.

I'd love to hear about your son's Dr. appt if it isn't too difficult to talk about.

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

Co-Moderator - Lupus Forum

UCTD, Hashimotos, Inflammatory Bowel, Inflammatory Arthritis

Clickable Links:  Lupus Resources    Lupous.Org   Lupus Criteria (4 of 11)   Lupus Chapter Locator


okie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 2818
   Posted 10/29/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hippi, I'm so sorry you got all banged up. I'm even more sorry we didn't get it on tape! LOL. Just teasing. I know how ya feel actually. I am not quite certain why I get that way but I have a few thoughts on it. One is I have a tendency to take extra pain meds or extra predisone when I am getting sick or hurting. Which in my case makes me more clumbsy and goofy. Also I start stressing knowing I am gonna be flat on my back soon and the more I stress the more my head starts getting overloaded. Like I'll walk into a room and forget what I went in there for. Also getting sick I'm sure your muscle coordination isn't up to par. I think the big muscles get hit first. I know that when you get really sick your body will automatically try to protect your internal ogans first and there fore your bigger muscles that help you walk and hold things will be the first to feel the effects. Now granted this is all speculation but I would think that there is a little truth in some of it. You know you mentioned the typing thing and I have gone over some of the posts I have typed on here and I think to myself How in the world did anyone understand a word I said when I typed everything wrong? I don't even notice it at the time. another brain overload I guess. Than again I never could spell. You have no idea how many times I wish this site had spell check on it lol.
I hope you don't bruise too badly and next time bring a camera!
love ya
carol
P.s. If it gets to bad I hope you mention it to your rheumy. He may want you to get your head examined!
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms,but of course that is subject to change in a moments notice! End Stage COPD w/CHF, Cervical Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 3x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3 
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The American G. I
 
 
 


Ginny
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 5514
   Posted 10/29/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hippimom,
 
Oh my goodness yes. Clumsy, butterfingers, clutz, spaz, doofus, noodle legs, you name it, I've called myself it.  Drives me crazy!  I absolutely notice it being worse when I'm in a flare for sure.  Also if my blood sugar is too low, or my blood is too thick.  I walk into the corners of the walls, bang my shins against the coffee table, like you - trip going UP the stairs.  It's a gong show..... You're not alone sweetie!!
 
((hugs))
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


hippimom2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 5403
   Posted 10/30/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jenny, Carol, Rosie and Ginny. It's nice to know I'm not alone in this annoying and embarrasing situation. You gals made me laugh - I would post a video in a second just to give everyone a good dose of humor.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears

 

Clickable:  LUPUS INFORMATION & LUPUS RESOURCES.

Please allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating: http://www.healingwell.com/donate/

 

Co-Moderator: Lupus and CFS Forums



Ginny
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 5514
   Posted 10/30/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hippi, I could use a good dose of humor right now! I'm glad we can laugh at ourselves. ((((hugs))))
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


mom46
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 8198
   Posted 10/30/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hippi,
  Your definately not alone in this....((Hugs)). I hope you recover quickly from your fall. I run into things all the time and loose my balance alot. It gets worse when I'm more tired than normal or flaring bad. Take care and be careful. Keep us updated. You will be in my prayers.
                                                                   Babs
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:Methotrexate,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folic acid,prednisone,lunesta,Chantrix,Tramadol,Nitro.
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


cured4real?
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1944
   Posted 10/30/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi hippi,
I am already so naturally clumsy I couldn't be any clumsier! And when I get stressed out it gets worse and it is so humiliating. I'm the one who gets mad and stomps aways and falls on her face! I also get momentary disorientation, which adds to the clumsiness because you can't think about your body movement when you are trying to get your bearings or just shocked that you lost them for a moment or two. I never could find my way to my cube at work or my office at school, no matter how many years I was there I would still get lost and go the wrong way, it is really embarassing. People would kindly attribute it to me being so focused on my work all the time that I was absentminded. I would joke I lacked spatial skills. I would forget people I worked with, even closely, their names or have trouble recognizing people when I see them outside of work. People thought I was rude or self-involved or just a space case, but the truth was that my brain and memory don't work very well. I have a lot of trouble with things seeming unfamiliar though they are familiar, even my own house at times. Its the opposite of a deja vu. I think it has to do with an imbalance of dopamine, or just stress sometimes.

I'm really clumsy though, always have been. I think that under stress we all have trouble, though it may be worse for us because stress for us can be really bad. Please be careful and try to take someone's arm. I do it alot when I can. I also use railings and I've learned to go slow, even when I'm in a hurry because I've really hurt myself falling before and it doesn't save any time if you fall. I don't know if a cane or umbrella might be helpful. I know having the right shoes makes a big difference for me.

As for toe stubbing, oh gosh I do that all the time. and I hit my head alot, hard, like on the car getting inside and stuff. I think its because I think my back will bend more than it does when I get in and my weight brings me down hard which really smacks my head good. I've actually seen the little tweeting birds circling my head, and my eyes turned into two Xs, LOL. I guess that's what's wrong with me, I don't know.

Just please be careful. If only we still rode horses, then we wouldn't have to worry about falling!
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


phndoc
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 495
   Posted 10/30/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in....I have to go into peoples houses. I can be there anywhere for 4-6 hrs at a time. Sometimes, I will fall over, get dizzy and forget where I place my tools. All, I can think is OMG they think I have been drinking. Don't even get me started on trying to remeber something.....OH NO! OH NO NO!!
PLAQUENIL, FLEXERIL, CELEBREX - UCTD, BENICAR - HIGH BP, SINGULAIR - ALLERGIES,  LEVITRA, AND METROGEL FOR ROSACEA 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 


Ginny
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 5514
   Posted 10/30/2007 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Frank!!!  That is awful!  I have to admit that I wonder if my clients think I'm "on something" sometimes.  I often have to climb a 4 foot ladder to get "the perfect picture".  Well, on my dizzy days, that just ain't gonna happen.  And when I try, I'm like a bobble-head trying to regain my composure.... It's not a pretty sight.  Oh yeah, you forget where your tools are, and I forget where my second camera is... Right, it's slung across my shoulder!  That's it!  DUHHHHHH.
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


phndoc
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 495
   Posted 10/31/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
ginny, the other day, I had to move a computer router from one location to another place. So, I tolde the customer what I was going to do. I got my power drill out, made a couple of holes for the coax, layed the drill on the garage floor. Then went to my van to get the coax wire and jacks. Then as I was there....I went looking for my drill...I could not believe that iI could not find it (thought that I had left it at my last job). Got mad with myself, very mad....even used all of my golfing words. Then walked back into the garage....There it was, the drill on the floor....DUHHHH...
PLAQUENIL, FLEXERIL, CELEBREX - UCTD, BENICAR - HIGH BP, SINGULAIR - ALLERGIES,  LEVITRA, AND METROGEL FOR ROSACEA 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 


Ginny
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 5514
   Posted 10/31/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You and your drill, Frank! I think you need to wear it around your neck!  You could use some of your cable wire to make a macho-man necklace! While you're doing one for yourself, could you make one for me too!  I'll strap my camera around my waist like a belt!  You could market something like this and sell them in pharmacies!!  Oh man, don't get me going.  I have IDEAS!!! tongue
 
Stay warm tonight!
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


phndoc
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 495
   Posted 11/1/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
ginny, you are so funny...then I would just fall over.
PLAQUENIL, FLEXERIL, CELEBREX - UCTD, BENICAR - HIGH BP, SINGULAIR - ALLERGIES,  LEVITRA, AND METROGEL FOR ROSACEA 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 


Ginny
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 5514
   Posted 11/1/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh......Yeah.  Didn't think of that.  The belt idea might not work either. Hmmmmmm.....I know.  You need to put a locator beacon on it.  One push of a button and you'll have that drill making all kinds of noise!  Told you I have ideas! Hehehe......
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


cured4real?
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1944
   Posted 11/1/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Frank--
I was a programmer and sysadmin and its so funny because people thought I was really smart and concentrating so hard and I was really like having trouble! And its a good thing our customers don't really know what we do, so perhaps they cut us slack, thinking that the job involves more thought, like the absent minded professor. I thought of an excuse "my mind was on packet structure" or "router configuration" or some such technical thing like "ISO standards" or other crap or analysing twists per run. They never understand anyway so you can just make them roll their eyes and get bored and they will leave you to your tripping and forgetting in peace. It always worked for me.

I got so I could do what I needed to do in my sleep, as I'm sure you can, and often did when the pager went off at night, and I didn't have to get up so tripping or falling out didn't happen as much, but getting lost was horribly embarrassing. I did get to the point working third shift when I couldn't tell if I was asleep or awake anymore, and I learned that if you get in the left lane of a major interstate at four in the morning and point the car straight, I could get a few more minutes of sleep that way....don't try this at home.

I think Ginny was onto something with the belt, but maybe just tie them to you on a long cable to your belt, so you can still move around. Then when you need to pick them up, all you need to do is pull on the cable and reel them in. See great minds... :)
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


phndoc
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 495
   Posted 11/2/2007 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
You are right Marji, I tell people all the time "that any monkey can do this job". Most people just don't care how everything works...If, you work like you know what you are doing people think you really know something and smart....HAHAHAHA

have Great Day!!
PLAQUENIL, FLEXERIL, CELEBREX - UCTD, BENICAR - HIGH BP, SINGULAIR - ALLERGIES,  LEVITRA, AND METROGEL FOR ROSACEA 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 9:42 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,834 posts in 301,059 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151213 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, donaldtrump.
299 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
donaldtrump, Gograss, Lilyblues22, Scaredy Cat, mpost, LG13, time2reclaim, ChickenArise, NotQuiteAntonio, multifacetedme


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer