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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 20, 2007
  • 05:21 AM

My mother has been falling backwards consistently for over 1 year now and doctors haven't found a medication to help her. My sibling and I are very concerned that one of her many falls will lead to something worse. Doctors say that she suffers from a form of Parkinson's Disease. They have given her 3 medications to try out but they have all given her side effects and has had to discontinue them. Could something else be wrong with her? She is 67 years old and has had controlled hypertention form many years. Her ONLY sympton are falling backwards and balance problems.

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  • My mother has been falling backwards consistently for over 1 year now and doctors haven't found a medication to help her. My sibling and I are very concerned that one of her many falls will lead to something worse. Doctors say that she suffers from a form of Parkinson's Disease. They have given her 3 medications to try out but they have all given her side effects and has had to discontinue them. Could something else be wrong with her? She is 67 years old and has had controlled hypertention form many years. Her ONLY sympton are falling backwards and balance problems.I don't have an answer for you, but just a related problem. My mother has been falling also. She has fallen twice to the front and once to the side. The problem is that she doesn't realize she is falling until she actually hits the ground. She doesn't believe she is losing consciousness either. Could this be the same thing?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 1, 2010
    • 08:59 AM
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  • I don't have an answer for you, but just a related problem. My mother has been falling also. She has fallen twice to the front and once to the side. The problem is that she doesn't realize she is falling until she actually hits the ground. She doesn't believe she is losing consciousness either. Could this be the same thing?My sister has the same problem. She doesn't know she's falling, so she can't catch herself. She has knocked out teeth, and gotten serious bruises on her head and face. She took medication for Parkinsons Disease, which gave her worse symptoms, and made her sick, but didn't help her at all. She is returning to normal now that she is off of the medications, but continues to fall. She uses a walker, but that doesn't stop her from falling. She's now in a wheel chair. She has physical therapy, to strengthen her legs, and that is helping to make her legs stronger, but it doesn't help the loss of balance. This sounds like the same thing. I wish someone would find out what is causing it. She has lost custody of her children because of it, and our 84 year old Mother is taking care of her, which is very ******n our mother.My sister had a brain tumor over 20 years ago, and has had to be on anti-seizure medication for years. I don't think this is the cause though, because the falling only started a few years ago.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2011
    • 07:21 PM
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  • I don't have an answer for you, but just a related problem. My mother has been falling also. She has fallen twice to the front and once to the side. The problem is that she doesn't realize she is falling until she actually hits the ground. She doesn't believe she is losing consciousness either. Could this be the same thing? My sister has the same problem. She doesn't know she's falling, so she can't catch herself. She has knocked out teeth, and gotten serious bruises on her head and face. She took medication for Parkinsons Disease, which gave her worse symptoms, and made her sick, but didn't help her at all. She is returning to normal now that she is off of the medications, but continues to fall. She uses a walker, but that doesn't stop her from falling. She's now in a wheel chair. She has physical therapy, to strengthen her legs, and that is helping to make her legs stronger, but it doesn't help the loss of balance. This sounds like the same thing. I wish someone would find out what is causing it. She has lost custody of her children because of it, and our 84 year old Mother is taking care of her, which is very ******n our mother.My sister had a brain tumor over 20 years ago, and has had to be on anti-seizure medication for years. I don't think this is the cause though, because the falling only started a few years ago.
    monamie55 1 Replies
    • February 27, 2011
    • 07:56 PM
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