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any of you lop-sided?

Posted by andrewlina Z5 ( on
Thu, Apr 26, 07 at 10:10

The weirdest thing happened to me the other day on my way into work. After I got out of my car and I was walking toward the steps and down the hall,my body kept pulling to the right. It was like my right side of my body had a mind of its own. It was for a brief minute or so,it didn't last that long,but it has got me bugged. I mentioned this to my Mom and she said the same thing had happened to her once or twice. What the heck is going on?

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RE: any of you lop-sided?

Could it have been one of those mini-strokes? Did you have any numbness or weakness on the left side?

RE: any of you lop-sided?

You mean a TIA (trans ischemic attack)? No,there was no weakness or numbness on that side of the body. I was able to talk okay and no side was weaker than the other,it was just that my body was veering me to the left. How odd!

RE: any of you lop-sided??


RE: any of you lop-sided?

I had a total hip replacement back in 2001-----as a result my leg is longer than my other leg. If I don't wear the lift in my shoe on the other side I walk sort of lop-sided.

Have you had any surgery lately???


RE: any of you lop-sided?

Head cold? Allergies? Might be something wrong with your inner ear. That upsets balance occasionally. Any pain in the hip area? Sliding out of a car seat can create enough drag between the fabric of your clothes and the upholstery to tweak your hip. It happened to me once. The dr. called it a tortion pull. Had to go to a chiropractor to fix it.


RE: any of you lop-sided?

I was just getting over strep throat and was sicker than a dog,but I was on my last day of a 10 day regimen of antibiotics. That could be it! Thanks for all the input!

RE: any of you lop-sided?

I would think it's probably your ears, but for the record, I had a huge number of oddities like this that actually were due to a nerve disease!

Very, very rare, but you know, watch them, see if they get worse, etc. and see a neurologist or specialist if they don't clear up.

I was not up on nervous system symptoms at all, but if I'd seen a neurologist, she would have recognized the distribution and progression, etc. And neuros never think you're silly for bringing those things up!

Mine got ridiculously obvious later, so the not-clearing-up or worsening is the biggest red flag, IMHO.

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