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falling over

bobives789
bobives789 Member Posts: 14 Connected
I have impaired mobility, and constant pain in my lower body. recently I have started to stumble or fall over indoors, no damage so far!!!!!!!!!!! any advice welcome I am 70 years old

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @bobives789 Please I would suggest go to your GP.  Just a check up.  Would you not. ?  I would as I have always been aware.  If I get similar symptoms.  Fall over.  Just being sensible.  Always worth a visit.

    Understand concerned just go have a check up.

    Might be worth it.  Do you use a stick?  No on likes to admit having problems as we age.

    I do know if I had similar issues to you.

    Consult the doctors.

    Just a friend being caring

    Watch how you go
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  • bobives789
    bobives789 Member Posts: 14 Connected
    thanks, I intend to see the doctor, I currently walk with sticks or frame. unfortunately I have lost one eye which does not help the situation
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @bobives789 That is excellent news that is a worry off my mind.  I am one of these people on the forum.  Has care and concern for our community members.

    Sorry about your situation.

    Also us gentleman of a certain age.  Have to look after each other.

    Please let know how you get on.  Not interfering just caring.

    Take care
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  • Jean_OT
    Jean_OT Member Posts: 513 Pioneering

    Hi @bobives789

    Sorry to hear about your falls. Please do get checked out by the GP to see if there is an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed. In addition the GP may feel it appropriate to refer you to an Occupational Therapist (OT) and/or the local Falls Prevention Team

    In the meantime this NHS information about falls may be of interest: 

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/falls/prevention/

    Also there is a very good 17 page booklet on the topic of falls that you can download from:

    http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/get-go-guide-staying-steady  (go to bottom of page and select get_up_go pdf )

    Hope this helps


    Jean


    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

  • Carolecatwoman
    Carolecatwoman Member Posts: 8 Connected
    I've had several falls since having encephalitis. I am now receiving treatment for positional vertigo after having a full assessment by the falls team.

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