I had my assessment for Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. It was a long but very thorough appointment to assess problem areas and set up exercises. The aim of course is to, well, stimulate the vestibular system so that it accommodates and adjusts to stimulus that is typically trigger symptoms. Stimulate means- shake the system up a … Continue reading Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day
I thought I would write a post about dealing with a vestibular disorder day to day to give you a peek into my life lately. Mind you, I also have chronic pain so that does complicate this tale of woe a lot. Nevertheless, I will focus on the actual vestibular symptoms. It is migraine awareness … Continue reading Vestibular disorder: The dizzy life
I was told by more than one medical professional they do not like the word dizzy. At all. Because too many sensations are encompassed under the word 'Dizzy'. My main complaints since I was disabled in 2017 was this non-stop dizziness, and disequilibrium, and balance issues. And also intermittent vertigo that happens randomly. And I … Continue reading Vestibular disorder: Stuck in dizziness hell zone
Sometimes when you are chronically ill and feel like a bag of steaming crapola all the time it is actually hard to tell if you have a normal run of the mill sickness. And sometimes it isn't. When it is easy to tell you are normal sick Hacking horrible cough from hell Flu that causes … Continue reading Symptom? Side effect? Or normal sick-sick?
Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to just exist I am having a really hard time lately. My head is constantly swimming and my balance is screwy. And, unfortunately, the vertigo is affecting my vision. I have blurry, doubled, hazy vision where everything is 'moving' even when it is not and extreme problems … Continue reading Vertigo: takes a lot of effort to just exist
The most frustrating thing about chronic illness is the spontaneous occurrence of another random symptom that doesn't fit into the puzzle you already have. I have been getting these massive dizzy spells every day for the last four months. So not a passing thing. Puzzles my doctor. So she reduced my painkiller thinking it is … Continue reading When another symptom crops up