To Family/Friends of Those with Balance and Dizziness (vestibular) Disorders

A very informative post which I felt would help not only those who experience symptoms, but also to allow others to a better understanding of this debilitating condition, including myself. It is often too easy to judge people without knowing what is going on in their lives.

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Muriel from BlogSince Dr. Graham Bryce and I started the B C Balance & Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD) 15 years ago, I’ve talked with hundreds and hundreds of members dealing with vestibular disorders. When our first Board met around my kitchen table, we discussed a name for our fledgling support group. I noted that “Balance and Dizziness Disorders” which was chosen, would probably have the acronym BADD, which might not look good. The response? “Well, it IS bad.” So “BADD” we became.

Balance and Dizziness Disorders ARE bad Balance and Dizziness Disorders ARE bad

Through the years, members complain that nobody gets it. Not only do family and friends not understand how debilitating these conditions are, too many medical practitioners have no idea how difficult it is, at times, to function at all. These disorders are unpleasant enough to live with, but the lack of empathy from those around us can be devastating. With a broken arm, you sport…

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2 thoughts on “To Family/Friends of Those with Balance and Dizziness (vestibular) Disorders

  1. Thank you for running this important post I wrote years ago. It has proven helpful for people who suffer with vestibular disorders.
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