Hello, I have recently been diagnosed with Polymyalgia after a year of pain and muscle weakness. I have made the decision to try to get through it without steroids (in spite of the risk of GCA) and have been following an anti inflammatory diet including turmeric tea, tart cherry juice. I use hot water bottles when the pain is at it worst which I find helps. I'm worried at the moment because I keep falling over. In May I fell breaking my ankle. 3 days ago having just been out of plaster for 1 month I fell again and broke the same ankle. Today I went out with my crutches which I am quite used to using by now and I fell again, luckily not breaking anything this time. My worry is that I may have some other condition that is causing me to fall over. I have noticed that I have also become very clumsy knocking things over and dropping things. Also I have bad shoulder pain in my right shoulder and very little strength in my right arm and I've noticed that I've lost an incredible amount of muscle to the extent that my right hand is much thinner now that my left hand. Until all this happened following several traumatic events I have always been very fit having practiced yoga for 20 yrs and more recently daily swimming since the yoga practice became too painful. I'm wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or advice re falling over?
Falling over: Hello, I have recently been diagnosed... - PMRGCAuk
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