Patient Spotlights

The Vestibular Patient Experience

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.

You can also share your story to spread hope and increase awareness about what it’s like to live with vestibular dysfunction.

My Vestibular story was a long journey. It was one of the darkest moments in my life. I felt scared and challenged everyday. It was life changing

I was 27 years old when my life changed. I had just been in a vehicle accident during Covid and within a few months my vestibular symptoms started to hit me. It felt like my


My Vestibular Story

"My life in 2019 was normal before anything happened. At the time, I was working at a busy Chiropractic office as the lead Chiropractor and at the same time I was an instructor at a


My vestibular journey, by Maria Pesick

I was a hairdresser and makeup artist for many years. My husband and I did a lot of traveling to different places - Italy, Dubai, France. All of that came to a halt when my


My Story with BPPV at 18

My name is Emma and I am 18 years old. I have been struggling with BPPV since October 2022. I first noticed my symptoms when I stood up and felt as if I was about


From fully grounded at 40 yrs old to losing myself in an instant- my journey with VM and PPPD

I was trained as a Physician Assistant and worked as a PA-C for many years while mothering 2 children. My husband and I loved to travel, exercise and be involved in our community. On a


21 years in to my dizziness journey

Hi folks! So here I am, 21 years in to my dizziness journey, and finally I'm seeing improvement. Before my very first case of MdDS I was very overworked in a stressful job. I was


Etrily Laitphlang

help me MAKE VESTIBULAR "VISIBLE" While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—a system in your inner ear that sends signals to your brain to tell you where you are in space—many



Happy Saturday everyone! I will share my story often so I can help anyone who needs it. I became ill one November. I felt dizzy, nauseous, and my vision was slightly blurry. I went to


Untreated Shingles virus lead to vestibulopathy, imbalance, otolith disease, Labyrinthine dysfunction and Ramsay Hunt auricular syndrome

Hi! My name is Cheryl. I'm new to VEDA. In mid June, 2022 I was in the hospital for 3 days. In retrospect, I believe I was exhibiting symptoms of extreme stress and anxiety and


My seven year journey

I was an Occupational Therapist working in pediatrics for thirty plus years. When I was 57 in 2016 my life changed. I had been painting a ceiling for several hours with short intermittent breaks to


Yap Wein Fook

Hi, my name is Yap Wein Fook. I was born in 1995 in Malaysia. First, I want to say "thanks" to VeDA for their support. I was first diagnosed with vestibular neuritis. My symptoms included headache, tinnitus,


Lightheaded daily since Aug 2021

Hi! I'm retired, age 71. In August 2021, my neurologist prescribed Lyrica for my mild essential tremor. Within a few days I noticed I was very lightheaded whenever standing and sometimes when driving, I had