Participant Page: Adam's Awareness Page
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Adam's Awareness Page
Hello, I set up this page to help gather support for greater awareness of Vestibular Disorders that will hopefully lead to an increase in research in dizziness and vertigo diseases.
Back in May 2010 when I was 30 years old I had my first episode of dizziness and vertigo. I was getting out of my car at work, bent down to pick something off of the ground and when I stood up the whole world moved with me. The world around me continued to move such that the world was spinning around me. The spinning did not stop for 9 hours. Since then I have learned that I suffer from Meniere's Disease in my right ear and Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV). At one time, I was getting episodes of vertigo and dizziness everyday that would last anywhere from a few minutes to 24 hours. I have tried many medications, surgery, and herbal supplements to gain back control of my world. As of late 2013, I have found a combination of medication and supplements that have controlled the episodes to once every couple months. A huge improvement!! If it wasn't for dedicated doctors and researchers continuing to learn about vestibular disorders, I would not have the improvement and quality of life I currently am experiencing. I hope by gathering donations, that when other people are diagnosed with vestibular disorders they will have the same or better opportunities that I had to combat these life long diseases with no known cures.