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Old 08-05-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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can not walk down stairs

I can walk up the stairs fine but when I try to walk down the stairs my knees seem to disappear and my legs turn to jello, very scary. I take a lot off medication for depression and anxiety but other than that I am pretty healthy. Any ideas?

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Old 08-07-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: can not walk down stairs

no ideas?

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Old 08-07-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Re: can not walk down stairs

I've gone through this off and on for years and come to the conclusion it is anxiety, particularly if the stairs are really long and steep. Kind of a fear of heights thing. I found if I was with someone and they were talking, I would concentrate on what they said and the fear wasn't so great (but I still clung to the banister and went very slow). For me, the fear lessened as I got older, but maybe it's time to seek counseling if it's impacting your life negatively.

Another thought--could it be your vision? It's horrible to go down steps with bifocals.

 
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