I am wondering if anyone else with MCTD has had problems with losing their balance and falling. It seems like the past year or so I have been losing my balance and falling. I usually fall into a wall at home or bump into a desk or table at work. The other day though I was filling our fish tank with water using a water pitcher. My right arm got tired so I switched to my left. The pitcher felt way heavier in my left hand and it threw my balance off and I dropped it and fell. Now I have a huge bruise on my leg. I have been bruising very easily and just had blood work done. the only problem was a low white blood count. They tested my platelets and clotting times and they were normal.
So, does anyone know if the falling down is anything or am I just clumsy? I also fell out of a car a couple of months ago. My foot seemed to get caught in the door and down I went onto the gravel. Very embarrasing since I work at an elementary school and it just happened to be a day when parents were there with their children.
Oh, well, sure makes life interesting with these diseases.
Take care all.
** MCTD,Fibromyalgia,Raynaud's June 2005
**Sleep Apnea - February 2006
**Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
**Meds: Plaquenil, MTX, Lyrica, Folic Acid, Metoprolol, Lotrel, Vicodin
"No matter what happens, God is in control. He is God, I am not, what a relief!"