Bobby Gibbs

Going through this journey has made me realise a lot about being diagnosed with a vestibular disorder. It has helped me and others to become stronger versions of ourselves.

Diagnosis: Vestibular Neuritis

For over 3 years I have been diagnosed with vestibular neuritis and BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), and I had no idea what was going on with my body at first. I thought maybe this was just a bad reaction to something I ate and that the feelings that I was going through at the time (sensations of vertigo) would eventually subside. How wrong was I…

It took many months before I was actually diagnosed with vestibular neuritis and BPPV, and it definitely wasn’t easy getting used to living life with these conditions. Work went from a happy cheerful job, to a nightmare within a matter of weeks. Getting there was a struggle and I would always feel exhausted and burnt out at the end of the day. It came to the point that I knew having vertigo and these vestibular disorders were just going to impact my life more and more, and I was not willing to let this get the better of me.

Which is where I decided to do whatever I could to not only help myself, but others who suffer from vertigo and vestibular disorders. From this I set up Cure Vertigo Now which is dedicated to helping those who suffer from vertigo, dizziness and vestibular disorders. Not only was I bettering my health, I was also improving the health of other vertigo sufferers, which felt awesome for me.

Over the years my health has improved further as I gain more knowledge about vestibular disorders. It always surprises me how lightly people can think of conditions such as ours, and not care as much as I would like them to. Sad to see. Nevertheless, I intend to eradicate this ideology and focus on spreading awareness of vestibular disorders.

For others suffering from vestibular disorders, vertigo or dizziness, times can be tough, but do not lose hope. Find people who are WILLING to support you, friends, family and loved ones. And most importantly don’t stop doing the things you love, if you can’t go for a run, try and go for a walk instead. Do as close to the things that you want to do, as you can. Ignore all negativity and just focus on the good, we are not perfect and are allowed to make mistakes. We are allowed to fall at times, as long as we can get up after those falls, they will enable us to become stronger versions of ourselves.

Stay strong and keep on propelling forward!

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