Drunken walk

Sandian

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Does anybody have days when they can't walk in a straight line - as if tipsy? This usually occurs when I'm having a bad case of fibromyalgia fog.
 
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Lynda 7

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Yes I did yesterday I always walk to the right and I can’t stop myself
 

Ceya

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Yes! I usually walk like I've been drinking. Feel off balance. I never related it to fibro.
 

links56

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Every day almost, every time I stand up I almost fall over. Sometimes I have to use the walls to help me stay upright.
 
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Dooi

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This is common with a lot of us that suffer from fibromyalgia. It's actually a diagnosable symptom of fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is associated with balance problems and increased fall frequency. Patients were aware of their balance problems. These results suggest that FM may affect peripheral and/or central mechanisms of postural control.

Source: Fibromyalgia is Associated with Impaired Balance and Falls
 

sunkacola

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I wonder if doing balance exercises would help with this. I take a dance class once a week, and I always practice balancing on one leg while I lift the other leg at some point during the class. My balance has improved as a result of doing this even just one day a week. The difference isn't dramatic, but every bit helps.

If you want to try this, start standing next to a wall and have one hand on the wall while you lift one leg as high as is comfortable for you to lift it. Just practice using the wall less and less as a support. But don't go away from the wall! in case you need it. :)

I started out this way and now can lift one leg up fairly high and stand there like that for a count of 5 or 6 seconds without having my hand on the wall. but it took a while to build up to that. Not hard to do, just takes a few minutes.
 

RummyT

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New here. I have this often, as well. Never thought about it possibly being fibro.
 

sjbrown

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Yes! I have happen that happen frequently!! Seems like Fibro has ALOT of very odd symptoms!!
 

Sandian

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Sometimes it makes me quite self conscious. I'm sure people think I've been on the booze. The irony is I can't take alcohol with my fibro as it causes so much pain in my neck!
 

hartjourneys

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Does anybody have days when they can't walk in a straight line - as if tipsy? This usually occurs when I'm having a bad case of fibromyalgia fog.
I agree. Seems to be on bad Fibro fog days.
 

ragdollbaby

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Absolutely. Typically during a huge flare. I also experience severe cognitive issues along with the tipsy and fog.. e.g. on several occasions I've had to ask my s/o to repeat himself during conversation because I couldn't comprehend a word he just said.
 
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