I have had this problem for 8 years now and it is getting worse.
Yes, my husband have balance problems. He fell yesterday in my mom's yard. Bruised his shoulder pretty bad. I took him to the doctor today and the xrays showed that there isn't anything broken. Thank God for that. But getting back to the balance problems, my husband have fallen on our deck broke my glass table, fell in my kitchen, fell in the shower and fell in my living room and broke a lamp table. So yes, balance problem is common with Parkinson's. This is why our doctor and myself have stressed to my husband , he have to walk with a walker. If you are having a balance problems, use a walker to walk and not a cane. The doctor said a cane does not give the stabilization like a walker.
I have balance problems also, which possibly are because of my unsuccessful back surgery last year, my hip that needs replacing and my knees which are bone-on-bone. I use a cane or lean on my husband to get around. I need a new battery on my scooter when I can work that into the budget. I have been retired so it doesn't affect my working.
I've delt with dizziness for years now. I've had to adjust my blood pressure meds up and down a number.of times to correct the dizziness. In addition, I've had to take some extra precautions to prevent falling. But that hasn't always worked. I fell about a month ago and broke three ribs. Every time I've fallen, itself been backwards.
Since I've gotten so unstable on my feet, I mostly use a rolling walker. So far I've not fallen while using the walker.
But I'm at the stage now where I can barely walk even with the walker.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member About the feeling light-headed when you stand, that may be something else besides PD crazy balance - there is also orthostatic hypotension, which is a sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand up. Many people with PD have it, but it's a separate condition - and treatable. Give your doctor a call.
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