Women's Health Community
falling alot
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

falling alot

OMG
I am a 49 year old perfectly healthy female or so i thought. I now have fallen 3 times in the last 10 days for absolutely no apparent reason. Once while just walking on a flat surface. I keep landing on my knees and they're not very happy about it. I've been to the doctor and all they've done is a ton of lab work that so far has come back all normal. Now what?
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
973741_tn?1342346373
Hi there and welcome.  Well, how are your ears?  Are you dizzy before you fall?  
Blank
134578_tn?1433306113
Do you feel like your knee gives, or your leg is suddenly weak, or is it dizziness as specialmom is asking?  I ask because I noticed recently that after sleeping for a long time in an odd position that put my knees into a somewhat sideways and downward bend with no support under them, the knee joints kind of swayed when I got up.  I don't know if I would have fallen, but they felt for a minute like they were too unsteady to hold me.  I've never had it happen before, and am thinking I'll go buy some of those shark cartilage tablets to see if they help me build up my knees.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I'm not dizzy and my hearing is fine I think but it does feel like something's off in my head like my equilibrium or something. I can't really put my finger on it. Almost like delayed tearooms time
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Oops...I meant reaction time :)
Blank
973741_tn?1342346373
I'm just wondering about your eustacian tube.  When you are laying down, do you hear a wooshing sound when you turn your head quickly to the other side?  

And Anniebrooke brings up another idea.  

Do you have any pins and needles as well as in nerve issues?  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
No whooshing sounds, and I'm not quite sure what you mean by the nerve issues. Pins and needles where?  In my legs or feet?  Actually no pins or needles anywhere that I'm aware of but what I am aware of is when I like start to walk and I notice I almost feel like I swaying or sometimes leaning in one direction or another other than the direction I was intending to go. Does that make sense?  Probably not. I don't know how to explain the feeling.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
790669_tn?1424536298
Blank
Des_a_rae commented on Des_a_rae's status
2 hrs ago
1108141_tn?1317135179
Blank
LandM2009 commented on LandM2009's status
3 hrs ago
1108141_tn?1317135179
Blank
LandM2009 commented on LandM2009's status
3 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
pinkrazrbrd
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
pinkrazrbrd
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom