Participant Page: Support Jen Husak & All Those With Vertigo
Let's support those fighting Vestibular Neuritis and other Vestibular Disorders.
I recently found out my right vestibular nerve is barely functioning due to an injury. The doctor said it's possibly due to a virus but could be anything that injured it. Finding out what virus is nearly impossible without taking a culture and possibly damaging the inner ear even more.
The nerve will never heal so my left side will always be compensating for my right. This is what has been causing my Vertigo. There is no cure, only PT to help "manage" the vertigo. Most of the time I just feel off balance and in layman's terms....drunk. It's uncomfortable, can put me on my butt for a day just watching tv because walking around is obnoxious running into things but they say to keep moving because it helps the left side work at compensating.
I am also being monitored for Meniere's Disease, which is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which you feel as if you're spinning (vertigo), and you have fluctuating hearing loss with a progressive, ultimately permanent loss of hearing, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. In most cases, Meniere's disease affects only one ear. Meniere's disease can occur at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 20 and 50. It's considered a chronic condition, but various treatments can help relieve symptoms and minimize the long-term impact on your life.
You do not have to join in the Dash but if you feel like donating to a good cause I think the those who suffer from Vestibular Diseases would greatly appreciate it.