Hello, we are the Vestibular Disorder Association or VeDA. For over 30 years, we’ve been a lifeline of support to anyone affected by vestibular (inner-ear and brain balance) disorders. We understand what you’re going through and will do whatever we can to help you on your road to recovery.
Invisible illnesses are difficult in so many ways, not the least of which is you don’t “look” sick. Being able to count on someone who sees and acknowledges what you are going through is priceless.
Let your support partners know how much you appreciate them by nominating them for VeDA’s Hero Awards, in conjunction with GivingTuesday and National Family Caregiver Month.
Better understand your diagnosis and treatment options, and get on the road to recovery.
This journey is best taken together with those who understand what you’re going through, for patients and their loved ones.
Lynn Johnson lost her balance and livelihood to an autoimmune disorder. She sought out support, but couldn’t find any local support groups, and even if she did she was unable to drive herself to get there. Lynn describes the solace she has found through VeDA’s online support groups.
“I care for my mother because I care about her,” says Stephen. VeDA supports both vestibular patients and their loved ones on their journey as they learn how to adapt their lives to these invisible and unpredictable conditions.
Kayla’s symptoms included sensitivity to bright lights and sounds, as well as constant spinning, wobbly legs, unstable movements, aches, pains, numbness, and tingling. VeDA helped her understand her crazy symptoms and discover a community of support.
Vestibular disorders are invisible. You look fine on the outside, but inside you’re struggling with a myriad of debilitating symptoms. It’s easy to feel like you’re alone, and no one understands what you’re going through.
Reading about others who have been in your shoes can validate your experience and give you tips on what to expect and how to deal with it.