I have had Ménière's disease with balance, auditory and visual challenges for the last 15 years. The affected ear has only 1% hearing and no word recognition. Noise is one of my biggest challenges. Large groups, restaurants, meetings, etc. cause nausea, dizziness and balance problems. I discussed … [Read more...] about How Earplugs and Vestibular Exercises Gave Me Back My Life!
On our good days, people with vestibular disorders don't look sick. Most people don't see us at our worst: house-bound, curled into a ball, nauseated, crawling to the bathroom, trying not to move our heads, holding onto the wall for support, clammy-skinned, fuzzy-headed, scared, angry, depressed. … [Read more...] about But You Don’t Look Sick…
My journey with balance and dizziness issues began in November, 1996. I had just recovered from the common cold when out of the blue I began to have dizzy spells accompanied by severe nausea.My first attack happened at work and I had to lie down on the floor for two hours until it subsided. I … [Read more...] about When Dizziness Strikes, an Understanding Employer Can Make All the Difference
Oh, the stress of it all! On Friday evening, May 4, 2018, the BC Balance and Dizziness website started acting strangely. The first sign was an "Error 500: Internal Server Error" message that kept bringing down the website, making it inaccessible every few minutes. As the Webmaster for BC … [Read more...] about Why Did BC Balance and Dizziness Move Their Website to a New Hosting Company?
It used to be that when I flew in an airplane I ended up being dizzy and vomiting. It first happened in England while visiting a favourite cousin and his wife, which caused me to be known thereafter as their guest from Hell!I had asked at several of the BC Balance and Dizziness meetings if any … [Read more...] about How a BC Balance and Dizziness Meeting Changed My Life
After a serious accident, I suffered from multiple, debilitating vestibular issues for several years, but I never sat back and gave up. I was always trying different therapies and looking for ways to help myself. One day my old boss told me about a clinical trial for people who had suffered a head … [Read more...] about Never Stop Looking for Improvement: a Possible New Treatment for Balance Issues and Other Chronic Neurological Symptoms
My name is Andrea Wilson, I’m the Webmaster for BC Balance and Dizziness and I have vestibular issues. Recently we asked our members and website visitors to send us their stories about their own experiences with imbalance and dizziness. So, to get the ball rolling, I thought I would share my story … [Read more...] about How I Cope with My Balance Issues while Walking Two Dogs!
Understanding our very delicate sense of balance... Whether or not you suffer from dizziness or vertigo, imbalance is an issue for most people with vestibular problems. The vestibular system is responsible for keeping us upright, oriented to our surroundings and aware of where we are spatially. … [Read more...] about Books about Balance
Every vestibular disorder sufferer has a story! Medical practitioners have told us they've "heard them all," but we think your story is important, to you, to us, and to people who have no idea what it's like to suffer from a balance or dizziness disorder. We think your story could help educate the … [Read more...] about BC Balance and Dizziness Wants Your Story
We Welcome The Status Bureau to Our Team! While no one on the Board and none of our volunteers at BC Balance and Dizziness are marketing experts, we do seem to have the luck of the Irish! Because in February of 2018, our dear administrative assistant asked her nephew, Darren, to give us some … [Read more...] about BC Balance and Dizziness Looks Forward