Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions M - Z > Multiple Sclerosis

Problems with spatial perception anyone?

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #1
Lynn
Member
 
Lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 609
Default Problems with spatial perception anyone?

Hi guys

At the end of another exhausting day, I am wondering if any of you have problems with judging things like where door frames are, parking spaces, distances, how close the kerb is, and exactly when to step from one step to another on the staircase.

Starting to think I am losing it. Today, I scrubbed the you-know-what out of a new and expensive alloy wheel against a kerb (man am I in the doghouse at home).

Anyone else?

Thanks for any input

Lyn
Lynn is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-21-2011), Dejibo (03-21-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011), Koala77 (03-22-2011), SallyC (03-21-2011), tkrik (03-21-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
Dejibo
Elder
 
Dejibo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 7,332
My Mood:
Default

happens for me when I am tired. I mis judge where things are. its really frustrating.
__________________
RRMS 3/26/07
Betaseron 5/18/07
Elevated LFTs Beta DC 7/07
Copaxone 8/7/07

Dejibo is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-21-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011), SallyC (03-21-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
Kitty
Super Moderator
 
Kitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 19,394
Default

Yes, I do this, too. Especially towards the end of the day or when I'm really tired. It's very frustrating. I remember my Mom complaining about the same thing as she aged. I'm wondering how much of it is age (in my situation....I'm 50) and how much is the MS. I'm thinking it's mostly MS.
__________________
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)





Kitty is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-21-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011), SallyC (03-21-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 08:17 AM   #4
kicker
Grand Magnate
 
kicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Posts: 3,563
Default

My depth perception started to go, I misjudged where things were and at what distance and knew to take myself off the road. Also my reflexes had slowed. A combination of MS and aging (I'm 55).
__________________
Kicker
PPMS, DXed 2002 Queen of Maryland
Wise Elder no matter what my count is.
kicker is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-21-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011), SallyC (03-21-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 11:03 AM   #5
SallyC
Legendary
 
SallyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 17,254
My Mood:
Default

Yep, and it's all MSes fault. and since I quit driving at 64 (6 yrs ago), I know, at that time, it had nothing to do with age.

Age has crept in since then, so I may not be able to start driving again, even if my MS is cured.
__________________
~Love, Sally

"The best way out is always through". Robert Frost



~If The World Didn't Suck, We Would All Fall Off~
SallyC is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-21-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
AynaDee
Member
 
AynaDee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 266
Default

Hi Lynn,
Sorry to hear of your difficulties right now. That's a frustrating symptom.

I tend to slam into doorways all the time (always on my right side too) I'll get myself even with the doorway and as soon as I start it BAM! slam the whole right side into the door frame.

On those days, I stay away from cooking in the oven because it will LOOK like I have 6 inches until the pizza is touching the rack, when really my hands have been sitting on a 400 degree rack for 3 seconds before I realize what's going on, I also do not get behind the wheel on those days, as it's much like being drunk, car looks like its 3 blocks away however its a couple of yards. SCARY

and I most definitely have almost knocked all of my front teeth with a coffee cup thinking I had inches before I was at my mouth when really I have already slammed this thick piece of hard clay through my front 4 teeth.

I find I am hazardous to myself at times.
AynaDee is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
dmplaura (03-23-2011), SallyC (03-21-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #7
kicker
Grand Magnate
 
kicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Posts: 3,563
Default

Sally,
We'll both be in the back seat and say to each other "I thought YOU were driving"




Another aging lady,
kicker

PS - c'mon. it'll be fun.
__________________
Kicker
PPMS, DXed 2002 Queen of Maryland
Wise Elder no matter what my count is.
kicker is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-22-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011), SallyC (03-21-2011)
Unread 03-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #8
SallyC
Legendary
 
SallyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 17,254
My Mood:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kicker View Post
Sally,
We'll both be in the back seat and say to each other "I thought YOU were driving"




Another aging lady,
kicker

PS - c'mon. it'll be fun.
IDIOT!!! *smack*
__________________
~Love, Sally

"The best way out is always through". Robert Frost



~If The World Didn't Suck, We Would All Fall Off~
SallyC is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
dmplaura (03-23-2011)
Unread 03-22-2011, 05:10 AM   #9
Lynn
Member
 
Lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 609
Default

Thanks guys

You have made me feel a lot better - nice to know that I am not alone, although convincing my DH will be a lot tougher than that.

Lynn is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
AynaDee (03-22-2011), dmplaura (03-23-2011)
Unread 03-22-2011, 04:46 PM   #10
KajunButterfly
Member
 
KajunButterfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 402
My Mood:
Default

Lynn, I have had so many bruises and broken toes from running into coffee tables, door frames, refridgerator, etc...just can't judge distance anymore.
__________________
God never promised a smooth journey, just a safe landing!
KajunButterfly is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
dmplaura (03-23-2011)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Experimental psychology used to investigate spatial perception in the ... (Topix) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 07-06-2010 12:20 AM
Gender Gap In Spatial Skills Starts In Infancy (Topix) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 12-11-2008 03:10 AM
Gender Gap In Spatial Skills Starts In Infancy (Topix) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 12-10-2008 10:50 PM
Playing Video Games Reduces Sex Differences In Spatial Skills DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 10-05-2007 10:40 AM
Playing video games reduces sex differences in spatial skills DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 10-01-2007 09:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives