I was about 30 years old and teaching a martial arts class in England when I experienced a dry, irritating cough. That cough is still with me, 40 years later. I realize now that this might have been my first symptom of CANVAS syndrome. At age 67 I found myself bumping into my wife on our walks. My … [Read more...] about Living with CANVAS Syndrome: Jay’s Story
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
View Interviews with Balance & Dizziness Canada Members on YouTube In this 13-minute video, several Balance & Dizziness Canada members, including the husband of a dizzy wife, share how chronic dizziness changed their lives. It is inspiring to learn how diligent practice of the exercises … [Read more...] about Interviews with Balance & Dizziness Canada Members on YouTube
Lori Janzen was awarded a grant from Canadian 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 … [Read more...] about How Balance & Dizziness Canada 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
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!
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 Balance & Dizziness Canada meetings if … [Read more...] about How a Balance & Dizziness Canada Meeting Changed My Life