Living with a vestibular disorder

:slightly_smiling_face: There are a number of triggers that can impact the severity of symptoms experienced by someone with a vestibular disorder. Tracking your symptoms and keeping potential triggers in mind can be helpful in minimizing the severity of your symptoms.

Living with a vestibular disorder affects a person’s life in many ways. Many things you used to be able to do easily are a struggle, or impossible. Going to the mall, grocery shopping, attending a play, visiting with family - these every day activities are like mountains you have to climb. And because your symptoms are invisible, your friends, family and coworkers don’t understand, and may even question whether your symptoms are real.

The vestibular system is central to a person’s core functioning. A damaged or diseased vestibular system, therefore, affects not only how you feel, but how you are able to perform day-to-day activities. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused. Here are some tips for tackling common situations you may find yourself in, which can trigger your symptoms.

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