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Sensations of falling? - December 17th 2016, 12:19 AM

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My friend said when he gets out of bed in the morning it feels as if he is going to fall over to the floor when he does. He described it as like nerves and like you're looking down from a height and will fall if you make one wrong move. It's almost as if the light flashes before his eyes for a few seconds

He doesn't know if it's a stress thing or a medical thing but has anyone else experienced something similar upon getting out of bed, etc who has any insight?

EDIT: He is in a wheelchair so he wakes up in a laying position; sits up, then transfers into the chair. He has no feeling from the waist down.



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Re: Sensations of falling? - December 17th 2016, 12:41 AM

Hey Dez,

I don't know if this is the same type of thing, but when I'm asleep sometimes I will jolt awake while I'm dreaming that I'm falling. When I suddenly wake up my legs react really badly, sometimes I end up with pulled muscles. But I also end up gasping for air.

Does this happen right when they wake up? It might be that they aren't fully alert yet? It could also be restless leg syndrome or vertigo? I've had a couple friends have similar issues and it was one of those two. Maybe you can convince them to try and start getting out slower. Tell them to take deep breaths before they get out of bed. Also tell them to make sure that their feet are firmly on the ground before they try and get up.

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Re: Sensations of falling? - December 17th 2016, 12:41 AM

Does it happen when he stands up normally, or only when he gets out of bed? My first thought is a change in his blood pressure when he goes from sitting or laying flat to standing (it's actually pretty common) or if it only happens first thing in the morning, blood sugar since he hasn't eaten for several hours.


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Re: Sensations of falling? - December 17th 2016, 12:45 AM

I forgot to mention he is in a wheelchair. So he's basically going from bed to chair.


   
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Re: Sensations of falling? - December 17th 2016, 12:55 AM

That makes me think even more that it's blood pressure. It can happen to anybody, but people in wheelchairs are more likely to have it. If it's frequent or a new symptom, I"d encourage him to get it checked out.

Quick Google search found this: https://lifecenter.ric.org/index.php...=top9&cid=2153 Of course I'm not an expert or a professional.


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Re: Sensations of falling? - December 17th 2016, 01:04 AM

He said he has more issues when going through the motions immediately without relaxing so it definitely is possible! I'm talking to him now and he said the link was helpful.


   
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