Participant Page: Balance is more than your inner ear!
I got sick in September of 2011. That first year, my brain was in a constant fog. My brain fog was due, in large part, to my diagnosis of Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV), in July of 2012. MAV is a vestibular disorder. Feldenkrais Therapy, and a strictly followed migraine diet help a great deal, though management is a daily issue. Nearly a year later (May of 2013), I finally received my vision disorder diagnosis of Convergence Insufficiency with an impaired Vestibulo Ocular Reflex (VOR). To be clear, everyone has a VOR. I do Vision Therapy for this disorder.
I am extremely grateful for the Vestibular Disorders Association - VEDA, because among other things, they give me the opportunity to share my blog, Visible Person, Invisible Problem. Through my blog, and through posts I share from VEDA, I want to educate and inform the public about vestibular and vision disorders. I want people to know how these disorders cause symptoms, impact people's balance, and therefore their lives. I'm proud to be on the Ambassadors Board - the Patient Advisory Board - of VEDA. There are many others, who like me, are working to raise awareness about their disorders.
Please consider making a donation to VEDA. If you are unable to donate, please help spread the word - follow VEDA on Facebook, and share posts! Knowledge is power - Thank you!!