Walking


#1
Hi
i had a weird experience the other day while out walking,my stride has got small and im slower but one thing concerned me that when i was walking down hill i felt i was going to quick and felt tipping forward and i really had to slow down has through i was putting the brakes on.im seeing a new gp tomorrow and i want to know if i need to mention this .
thanks

#2
Hello Janine, I think that you should most certainly mention this to your new GP. The more information s/he has about you the better able s/he is to help you.
I too used to have a sensation of falling forward, especially when going downhill or downstairs. My GP said it was because I was panicing & was frightened I was going to topple down! I am unsure about this explanation
Plese Jan, do mention it.
Best wishes for your appt.

#3
JANINE my dear girl, you most certainly SHOULD tell your new GP EVERYTHING...otherwise you might as well not bother going....Make a list tonight of everything that is bothering you and take it with you.

Let us know how you got on please

Radz xx

#4
thank-you AB and Radar :smile:for your replies,i will certainly mention it now .
take care

#5
Hi ,I am fine albeit slow at climbing up stairs but have real difficulty going down them same with hills or slopes.I have the sensation of falling forward.Also tremor very evident if I stop mid way :disappointed:

#6
Although I don't have this problem (yet!) I use walking poles when I go out walking because they help me keep a rhythm and use my arms. You might find them helpful as the rhythm might keep your stride more regular. Only a thought!
Jane