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.

Chronic brain stem dizziness

I was healthy until I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). I have 2 forms of dizziness: One from MS. One from inner ear. I have had brain surgery to correct the ear problem. I've


Rollercoaster of a Ride

Where does one start? I first wrote this over a year ago when I just needed to try to work out how I was feeling when my symptoms were at their worst. Life Changes Life


Dizziness, Pilates, and Hope

I’m a certified Stott Pilates instructor and owner of New Life Pilates in Burien, Washington. I've been teaching Pilates for 15 years. I also have an extensive background in ballet and modern dance and taught


Journey On! My Journey Living with Vestibular Migraine

The Beginning “Looking back now…my journey began 11 years ago on July 14, 2011. Little did I realize on that day my life would change forever. I remember having a history of bad headaches on


Emma – Discovering Balance Through Yoga

My journey with Vestibular Migraine and how it has changed my life for the better! I’d just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Australia and went straight back into work as a school teacher.


An Unexpected Life Journey

I had a good thing going. A great life with my husband who I married in 2018, and we had a 9-month old daughter at home when my life forever changed one morning in June


My life changed in an instant. I felt as if I was drunk 24/7, and had no idea why.

I began 2019 feeling great. I was an airline pilot, and I was in the process of landing my dream job. I was happily married to my wife Aubree, and I was the proud father


Vestibular Migraines Do Not Define Me

Vertigo can be scary. It can come out of nowhere and incapacitate us if we let it. Mine started 8 years ago after a series of 4 sinus infections back to back. I woke up


Waking up to my worst possible nightmare and having it become my real, everyday life experiences.

April 11th, 2020 was like any other in my life at 81. I had lived alone in my home since my wife died 6 years earlier. That day, a Saturday before Easter Sunday, I had


My diagnosis came as a complete shock to me, but was completely understandable!

I have suffered from BPPV since my early 20's, and am now 49 years old. Was diagnosed just last week by my doctor, who did some balance tests in his office. I have it in


Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

I started having extreme dizziness and vertigo in the Spring of 2109. I was originally diagnosed with BPPV but nothing was making my dizziness better. I also noticed a high sensitivity and vertigo when loud


Nausea, nausea, nausea.

Life before my concussion or TBi was great. I was able to walk, run, basically participate in normal everyday life. I suffered a TBi on both sides of the head at the temples from coming