With fibromyalgia clumsiness is a part of life
Not just due to brain fog but also from balance issues
It makes you seem awkward to others
And they often don’t realise you weren’t always like that…..
The balance issues mean you walk into things easily
Tables, walls, doors, chairs and more
Even getting dressed you end up falling all over the place
And the shower is a danger due to the slippery floor..
It can make you even more self conscious
Thinking others must notice this clumsiness
Not understanding that it’s a part of your illness
That there is not a lot you can do to avoid being clumsy…
There is little research into this side of fibromyalgia
But it is connected to other symptoms
Including muscle weakness, balance issues and brain fog
We must do our best to be in safe surroundings when clumsiness is at its worst