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67 year old mother keep falling backwards

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  • Posted By: mcquinones
  • March 20, 2007
  • 05:27 AM

My mother has been consitently falling backwards for over 1 year. Doctors have diagnosed her with some mild form of Parkinson's but have not found a medication that agrees with her. So far she has tried out 3 and has had to discontinue them due to side effects. Could something else be wrong with her? Her symptoms are falling backwards and she has trouble balancing herself when she gets up from sitting or even when she trys to walk. My siblings and I are all worried that one of her falls could lead to serious injuries. Please help...

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  • Sorry to hear about your bother My sister ex boyfriends father has something that started out like that its call PSP you should difinately make sure your mother is teated for this. Here is a link. I hope it helps. www.pspeur.org/about-disease.asp
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  • Thank you for taking the time to give my your input. This was very interesting info you sent and I will bring it up at her next dr.'s appt.
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  • Your welcome i hope it helps its aparently a really hard condition to diagnose.I will pray for your mom and family.God bless you and your family
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  • Found this after months of searching the internet. THANK YOU! My mother is 73 and has been getting worse all of the time. Falling backwards is the first of many symtoms. I called her Doc and he requested the info I had. She is now scheduled for an evaluation for PSP at U of M Hospital! THANK YOU SO MUCH! We can deal with it if we know what IT is.Hugshttp://www.emedicinehealth.com/progressive_supranuclear_palsy/article_em.htm
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