Falling under stress/ anxiety

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Falling under stress/ anxiety

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If I am stressed or anxious I fall, partly related to poor concentration / attention.

Does this happen to adults with dyspraxia ?
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It definitely happens to me! I also seem to lose a grip on things? Like, I drop stuff for no reason.
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I am sorry to hear that.

I have dyspraxia, ADHD and aspergers traits.

My coordination problems is far worse than my ADHD.

I think it is largely a dyspraxic issue.
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It can be hard to determine, the physical unsteadiness is v much in the dyspraxic sphere. However, the chance of falling can be much increased by inattention or being too focussed on something occupying our mind rather than walking along being mindful of all the potential hazards including thin air potentially posing a trip hazard.
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Tiredness and a cough

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I have only recently realised that it is more than likely that I am dyspraxic although I am in my later middle age. It explains so many things that I am finding it a great relief to have found out. One thing that I am uncertain whether it is a symptom or not, is a chronic cough. It is not severe, but has been with me all my adult life. Does anyone else have a cough that they associate with dyspraxia? Also, I was wondering how much other people feel that tiredness is a dominant symptom of their dyspraxia? I already know that it is a common symptom but wonder how it affects other people individually. Personally I always need at least nine hours sleep and when I have been doing something stressful such as learning a new skill in a new job for a mere 2 hours (not intensive), I am positively exhausted!
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Hi Angie

Please note a cough is not in any way a feature of dyspraxia. If you have not already, please consult a medical professional about this at the earliest opportunity.

You're right that Tiredness /fatigue can be associated with dyspraxia. However, given your cough as well, you really need to make that appointment to see your doctor and rule out more serious and worrying causes first.
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Thank you so much for your concern Tom.
I am truly grateful to receive your comment and think you are probably right that a cough is not a symptom of dyspraxia. However, I think i have also inherited this cough from my father who I believe may have had undiagnosed dyspraxia. It may be a symptom of Atrial Fibrillation which we both have/had. Thank you again for your concern ... very kind ... but I have lived with this cough for over forty years and as my father lived with a similar cough until he was 91, I don't feel the need to rush to the doctor (generally feeling very well) :)
... I echo another new recruit in saying that this is a very good forum.
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As an an Admin of nearly 10 years standing here but most notably as a non medical professional It would be both irresponsible and dangerous for me to have suggested your cough was just part of dyspraxia and could safely just be ignored.

AF s very much a Cardiologists area of expertise, so I'm unable to comment on any informed basis there either. If you are already regularly reviewed/seen by a doctor and the fatigue is nothing new/has not significantly increased lately, that's reassuring and it is of course your prerogative to make the choice to avoid the doctors surgery.

Strictly speaking Dyspraxia is difficulty with fine and gross motor coordination, but as people who live with it we know our difficulties do extend beyond that, including cognitive planning/executive function and the emotional/psychological impacts of being different and trying to fit into a world geared towards the neurotypical. it is so easy to start to ascribe everything to Dyspraxia and that's a sure route to madness.
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I think such symptoms affect people of all ages. In general, it is very rare to meet a person who is not under stress or does not suffer from some psychological pressure. This is very sad, but unfortunately, this is how things are today. I suffer from panic attacks because some meetings of people strain me a lot, and I can't be somewhere on the street in a crowded place for too long. Although I've been getting a lot better for a couple of months now, I can't help but admit it. I made myself a medical marijuana card through a company called https://marijuanadoctor.com/. This helps me a lot with my anxiety disorder, so I can say that I have found my cure
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