Hi everybody. I’m wondering if this is unrelated to MS or if anyone else has experienced the same. I sometimes, though not often suffer from a bit of vertigo and nausea but I’m familiar with that so just deal with it till it passes. My question relates to walking into things - doorjambs for instance. It is as if I can’t plot a straight course and misjudges where I’m am in relation to objects around me. I also feel unsteady- as if I’m on slope when I’m on the flat and therefore misjudge my footing which leads to a lot of stumbling. Please let me know if anyone else experiences this. Thanks
Hi Have you been under a lot of stress? I believe it’s called Spatial Awareness. I’ve had twice in the 10years I’ve had Ms. The first time was my first episode of my ms I kept walking into door frames etc it lasted a couple of days then vanished. My 2nd was 3 years ago we were on our way to catch flight for holiday and were late and only just made it as flight was closing That’s why I asked about stress. The temperature also changes symptoms but I expect you know that. I’ve just experienced the ms hug for twenty mins agonising pain Thank god it’s gone , Have you had ms long? Have you asked your ms nurse?
Forgot to say when we arrived on holiday I had it for 7 days very annoying as I was nearly walking in to people at our restaurant.
yes i have that problem. there is a circle of bruises on my legs where i walk into the dining table corners. it’s not as if i’m not used to the layout of the house, i’ve lived here 20 years. good job i don’t care about imperfections!
Yes black and blue comes to mind. xxx
When first diagnosed it was a common symptom for me. I still have it but not as bad.
Thanks for your responses - I was beginning to think I’m just very clumsy all of a sudden.
Yes, I get it. My friends refer to it as my ‘wobbly walls’ symptom as once I was walking down a narrow hall just bouncing from one wall to the next! We were all laughing, I was sober.
I used to get this years ago. My advice, get a walking stick. It will improve your walking, improve your confidence and act as a signal to others that you are not drunk. The stick helped me tremendously. Derek
MS affect your balance and messes with the messages from the brain to your limbs. So the brain says “this step is 2 inches” and your foot thinks it 3 ins…cue stumbling and tripping. Gets worse if your tired, I find. Same with the walls…brain says one thing but body didn’t get the memo!
I regularly bounce off the door frames. I was told that my balance issues stem from poor signalling from my lower limbs, toes / feet / legs. I have learned that normal functions of balance require continuous feed back signals. You only have to watch toddlers learning how complicated staying upright is.