What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

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What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby Jenny3142 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:29 pm

In the last few months I´ve noticed an increased in dyspraxia symtoms and wondering if there are other things that can influence the severity? eg depression, sleep problems etc.
Yesterday I found that I started confusing b´s and d´s when writing. This was very alarming as I haven´t done this since I was very small :(
I feel that am much clumsier than usual. The increasing frequency of knocks and bumps and missing doorway openings lead to me losing my temper a lot more.

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby Tom fod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:01 pm

Hi and welcome.

Dumb question but are you stressed by any chance? I find the more stressed I am the greater the effect and equally stress increases worry and worry increases stress which make me more prone to falling on me arse and/or getting stuff wrong.

It can be damnably difficult in this day and age but I find I have to force myself to slow down as that in itself can really help. Being unhappy/depressed, not getting enough sleep etc will all contribute to making things seem worse.
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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby ALADDIN » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:05 pm

A combination of stress, anxiety, depression, tiredness, other mental health problems, physical health problems.

This is my opinion.

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby NoLimitations » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:16 am

Hi,
I can relate to that, it normally happens when i am run down, tired and in situations where their is information overload, i usually muddle up my words and im alot more clumsier. I hate writing in these situations. I noticed that other people who do not have dyspraxia make these errors as well when writing when stressed. Not really sure if this answers your question.

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby Jenny3142 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 am

Tom fod wrote:Hi and welcome.

Dumb question but are you stressed by any chance? I find the more stressed I am the greater the effect and equally stress increases worry and worry increases stress which make me more prone to falling on me arse and/or getting stuff wrong.

It can be damnably difficult in this day and age but I find I have to force myself to slow down as that in itself can really help. Being unhappy/depressed, not getting enough sleep etc will all contribute to making things seem worse.

Hi,
sorry for the delayed response. Yes, I am severely stressed at the moment! On top of that I am experiencing a lot of hypothyroid symptoms, but doctors will not do anything until my thyroid is pretty much destroyed by autoimmune.

What occured to me as well is that maybe my gait is worsened because I am putting on weight due to the hypothyroidism. Because I don´t walk properly that weight is affecting my knees and ankles more than it used to. Well that maybe explains the lower part of my body anyway :D

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby jayalexander » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:02 am

Does anyone have a problem whilst laying in the dentist's chair? I'm not frightened of the dentist or anything like that but feel a bit wary when someone's in close proximity to my left arm, which is the main trigger of my dyspraxic tendancies. I also try to avoid holding hands (not with a dentist, obviously) with my left, because unless I feel very relaxed, I can get the jerky movements.

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby flat_ted » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:34 pm

Yes, I get this frequently in certain situations where I'm in close proximity to someone, the optician, doctor, dentist, for me its whenever I'm physically very close to someone that I don't know that well. I do wonder whether its an anxiety thing :-k

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby jayalexander » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am

Thanks Ted. I was actually at the dentist a couple of days ago and had to have a tooth removed. I hadn't seen the particular dentist before and was a bit worried that my arm might go a bit haywire, but it was actually fine! I have found that in the past having something tightish around my arm - such as tubigrip can help me have more control and not feel so conscious, although it's not been something that I've regularly done.

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Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

Postby Jim » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 am

In simple lay mans terms... I notice that my dyspraxic tendencies or at least my personal awareness of them increase when I'm tired, worn out or under increased pressure.

It's entirely natural and logical that stress or physical illness (if only short term) can have a noticeable impact on your capacity to cope with your day to day living.

But also in small doses, if managed well it can also strengthen your ability to cope.

Since I started work in my current job (one that most non dyspraxics would and infact do run a country mile from, let alone us lot) I have found that my sheer stubborn perseverance has actually benefited my cognitive capacity.

Make no mistake I'm still Dyspraxic Me (gawd I'd love to copyright that title for a movie... just think what mayhem the minions would get upto!) but ultimately it's a irritating hindrance not a unsurpasable barrier.
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