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Doctor insights on: What Causes The Feeling Of Falling Backwards

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What causes that falling backwards feeling after you take off high heels?

What causes that falling backwards feeling after you take off high heels?

Conditioning: When you wear high heels, especially for a long time, you are basically walking on your toes. When you take the heels off, your calf has to stretch out to allow your foot to lie flat on the ground. That tension on your calf, which was contracted when you were in heels, pulls at the back of the leg and thigh, thus causing the sensation that you are being pulled backwards. ...Read more

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Falling Backwards (Definition)

Falling backwards (Backward disequilibrium ) A postural disorder with tendency to fall backwards can be a sign of brain problems. (example: progressive supranuclear palsy). For ...Read more


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What causes te feeling of falling when going to sleep?

What causes te feeling of falling when going to sleep?

Sleep apnea: This is a manifestation of wakefulness intruding into rem sleep, typically caused by sleep apnea. It can happen when falling asleep and when waking from sleep. ...Read more

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Mrs is 89 after eating breakfast while cleaning up she gets a tremble feeling it also feels like a shiver and a feel of falling backwards?

Mrs is 89  after  eating  breakfast  while cleaning up she gets a tremble  feeling  it also feels like a shiver  and  a feel  of falling backwards?

Symptoms after meals: Symptoms after eating can sometimes be brought on by the workload on the heart caused by the extra blood flow needed for digestion. It's also possible that symptoms are brought on by standing (lowering of blood pressure on standing). Taking medications first thing after getting up can cause symptoms that begin shortly after breakfast too. Best to talk to your doctor and get blood pressure checked. :). ...Read more

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I'm feeling pain in the side of my stomach, up my right arm, in both my upper thighs and by my groin area after roller skating and falling backwards

I'm feeling pain in the side of my stomach, up my right arm, in both my upper thighs and by my groin area after roller skating and falling backwards

Injuries: It appears the the fall caused strain and contusions in these areas. At this time I recommend only observation for worsening pain in which case you should seek medical attention, Treatment consists of rest, applications of cold compresses, and Tylenol and/or, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve if there is no active bleeding. Strains take a week or so to heal. ...Read more

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Standing still looking at phone. Felt as if I was falling backwards for about two seconds. What would cause this? Heat? BP? Dehydration? Anxiety?

Standing still looking at phone.  Felt as if I was falling backwards for about two seconds.  What would cause this?  Heat?  BP? Dehydration? Anxiety?

.: All of the reasons you have mentioned could be the cause. However, inner ear infections, medications and other medical possibilities warrant a visit to your doctor if symptoms continue or progress. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mild bipolar hypomania and feeling of falling in love? And which of those two experiences is generally more intense?

What is the difference between mild bipolar hypomania and feeling of falling in love? And which of those two experiences is generally more intense?

Love vs Falling: It's a bit cynical, but some would say they might be indistinguishable. And, especially if you limit it to mild hypomania - falling in love might be the winner in an intensity competition. Really, there is something a bit crazy about how we feel at that time (i've been helpless in its' grip). A difference could be that some mbph folk could be a bit irritable, not delightful. Loving's different. ...Read more

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A sudden rapid feeling of falling, dizziness, shortness of breath, floating things in eyes, went to the ER found nothing, should I get a cat scan?

A sudden rapid feeling of falling, dizziness, shortness of breath, floating things in eyes, went to the ER found nothing, should I get a cat scan?

Dizziness: You can get ct or MRI brain. However if you are having these symptoms episodically only, then most likely you have bppv and may need an evaluation by a doctor specialized in dizziness disorders, vng test and rx by vestibular therapist. Exclude multiple medication use which also can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Falling backwards?

Falling backwards: Falling backwards (Backward disequilibrium ) A postural disorder with tendency to fall backwards can be a sign of brain problems. (example: progressive supranuclear palsy). For other causes see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682399/ ...Read more

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What causes the weird falling sensation I have while sleeping?

What causes the weird falling sensation I have while sleeping?

Vestibular shutdown: Your vestibular system, the motion sensors in the inner ear, continue working during sleep, but their output is selectively blocked. While poorly understood, it's thought that asymmetrical inhibition (left vs right) is what gives the sensation of falling during sleep. This sensation is alarming enough to startle us awake. It is probably why we use the phrase "falling asleep". ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Could acid reflux cause a falling sensation?

Maybe: If the reflux causes pain and nausea, you could feel some faintness, secondary to a vasovagal reaction, but another issue could involve a gastritis or ulcer, which could cause bleeding and anemia, and this too could promote a generalized dysequilibration sensation. Contact your doctor and check this out. ...Read more