Vestibular migraines before and after….. Miracle cure? There is NO cure but I’m back to 95%!
It’s been a complete mission with some big ups and downs but here is an idea of where I was 4 years ago.
⭐ I couldn’t walk properly for 2 years, the ground felt like it dropped beneath my feet and at my worst, I had to be held up
⭐ I couldn’t see properly for 2 years, everything moved and nothing was in focus properly
⭐ The chronic dizziness and imbalance was there for 3 years
⭐ At my worst I was bedridden for weeks, I couldn’t even wash my hair and had to crawl to the bathroom
⭐ It felt like that feeling when your head spins after drinking too much…. Everyday 24/7 for years!
⭐ My eyelids would really swell up and my eyes would go really dark
⭐ I used to walk into things, walls people. I couldn’t do the most basic things like cross a road by myself.
⭐ I had insomnia, depression, anxiety, exhaustion and at my worst I was suicidal
❄️ I can walk for over an hour before I start to feel a little dizzy
❄️ I have not had a migraine in 7 weeks
❄️ I have just started figure skating!
❄️ I am working part time with children…. It’s noisy! And I work 2 days a week from home.
❄️ I can fly, travel and go clubbing and I managed to go paddle boarding and surf again!
THERE IS HOPE!
My top tips are to….
🍾 Stay active! Walk daily if possible!
🍾 Remove stressful people from your life
🍾 Do not just rely on meds, when you’re vestibular system hard been destroyed you’re like a toddler learning to walk again….
🍾 Have massage, reiki, acupuncture, try alternative therapies.
🍾 Learn to say NO!
🍾 Find a good support group, you’ll find your REAL friends through this illness… And it’s depressing and lonely
If you are feeling depressed or that you can’t go on another day with this, join Facebook vestibular migraine support groups or TELL someone!
THERE IS HOPE!