My name is Nancy, I’m 28 years old, and I was diagnosed with vertigo three months ago by my physiotherapist. I firmly believe that I have vertigo because I was anxious, I was working 12-hour days on the computer, I wasn't present in my life, and I couldn’t even enjoy simple things like walking my … [Read more...] about Vertigo Changed This Woman’s Life for the Better!
I'm Andrea Wilson, the webmaster for BC Balance and Dizziness. As a balance and dizziness sufferer, I relish the times when I can do something that doesn't make me dizzy! And, unlike looking down to chop mounds of vegetables, making this recipe does not set off my symptoms. Our family is not very … [Read more...] about Dizziness and Spiced Meat Pies
At school in England I was never any good at sports because I would get out of breath very easily and my legs would become “rubbery.” Also, I would often get dizzy and fall over. I had to stop taking rides at the fun fair because I would become dizzy and throw up. Consequently I didn't have many … [Read more...] about Living Life with Episodic Ataxia Type 2 (EA-2)
My philosophy is this... When we have a vestibular disorder that has no obvious cure, and medical doctors have few, if any, solutions for us, we need to help ourselves by becoming an experiment of one (N=1). We need to be fully open-minded and willing to look at all kinds of things: physiotherapy, … [Read more...] about An Experiment of One (N=1)
I was diagnosed with Ménière's disease eighteen years ago. A friend who knew about my struggles with balance and vertigo pointed me to the local Ménière's support group where I started to gain a better understanding of my illness and learn ways I could help myself. Shortly thereafter, the group … [Read more...] about How Volunteering Helped One Woman Cope with a Debilitating Vestibular Disorder
Lori Janzen was awarded a grant from BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society in 2016 to take advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation therapy. She sent us this story awhile back and we added it to our Testimonials page, but today we wanted to share it with those of you who read our blog … [Read more...] about How BC Balance and Dizziness Helped a Physiotherapist and her Clients in Terrace, BC
When I experienced my first frightening episode of vertigo I was 64 (now 91). It was extremely frightening. My first thought was, "How am I going to cope with the rest of my life now that I've just retired?" Fortunately, more serious episodes did not present themselves until I moved into a … [Read more...] about Give Physiotherapy a Try; It Can Make All the Difference
My first bad episode was about fifteen years ago. I got up in the morning and immediately fell back to bed. I was very dizzy and could not even sit up. Eventually I managed to crawl to the bathroom. My husband called my work to say I wouldn’t make it in, but my symptoms had cleared up enough by the … [Read more...] about No Diagnosis: All Too Common for Balance and Dizziness Sufferers
I just wanted to share my last few days with you. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Andrea Wilson, the Webmaster for BC Balance and Dizziness, and I have two rescue dogs. I walk my dogs daily, as long as I'm feeling well... I always hate it when dizziness strikes and we can't get out for our … [Read more...] about Going for a Medical Procedure? Ask for What You Need to Make You Comfortable
In 1992, an operation that restored the loss of hearing in my right ear left me with vertigo. And this completely changed my life. For instance, I had participated in the Vancouver Sun Run three times, but now I clung to my husband on walks. And I could no longer dance, something I’d always … [Read more...] about Face your Fears… and Risk Getting Better!