I am now 74. Will be 75 in May. I was adjusting to my Ataxia symptoms quite well. Early in 2020 I took a fall and Sciatica developed in my right leg that went from my knee all the way down to my foot. To say I was in pain would be an understatement. Doing anything such as shaving or taking a shower was a battle. Everything in the bathroom!!! Every room! Took five months to go away while doing the proper exercises.
The reason that I bring this up is that my balance and equilibrium also took a beating. Worse than before. Plus my eyesight has gotten somewhat worse. Anyway, although the pain is now gone [thank goodness] my balance is still worse. My eyesight has not recovered so I have to think that my eyes are playing a very important part in my balance.
What is your experience?
Question 2: My balance and equilibrium is much worse after lying down for awhile then standing up. Same for sitting awhile.