Showering Tips for Vestibular Migraine and Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Showering with dizziness and vertigo can be scary and difficult! Many people with vestibular migraine and MdDS are overly dependent on their visual system to help them balance, and they feel lost in space (and often lose balance) when they close their eyes! The downward moving water, enclosed space, and head movements required to showerContinue reading “Showering Tips for Vestibular Migraine and Mal de Debarquement Syndrome”

Motion Sickness Tips for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Vestibular Migraine

Motion sickness can be a symptom trigger. Many people with vestibular migraine and mal de debarquement syndrome are prone to experiencing motion sickness. Try these tips to make traveling a little easier. Look at the horizon. Front seats are best. If you are in a plane, sit at or in front of the wings, whereContinue reading “Motion Sickness Tips for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Vestibular Migraine”

Managing Tech Triggers With Vestibular Migraine or Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Many people with migraine, vestibular migraine, and mal de debarquement syndrome struggle with the lights and motion of screen time. Are you struggling to work, relax, pay bills, stay connected, or shop online because of your symptoms? Read on for some tips to help you manage your tech triggers. Try FL-41 or blue-blocking glasses. TheContinue reading “Managing Tech Triggers With Vestibular Migraine or Mal de Debarquement Syndrome”

Shopping with Dizziness and Vertigo

Stores can be minefields of symptom triggers! Here are a few tips for shopping with MdDS and Vestibular Migraine. To cope with bright lighting, try blue-blocking glasses, migraine or FL-41 glasses, sunglasses, or wearing a hat with a brim. Avoid shopping at peak times. Go when the store isn’t busy. When there is less people,Continue reading “Shopping with Dizziness and Vertigo”

Pregnant Without Land Legs: The Third Trimester

As I write this, I’ve nearly reached the end of the third trimester.  I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I can’t wait to meet my little girl! I feel incredibly blessed and grateful for her.   The love and excitement from family and friends has been so uplifting.  It’sContinue reading “Pregnant Without Land Legs: The Third Trimester”

Pregnant Without Land Legs: The Second Trimester

As the first trimester faded away, I felt like myself again! All of the typical pregnancy things I had heard about second trimester were coming true. I was becoming more energetic and less fatigued. The awful motion sickness and morning sickness gradually disappeared. I was in a better mood! It was easier to be productive.Continue reading “Pregnant Without Land Legs: The Second Trimester”

Living Quarters: My House Hunting Experience

My husband and I spent a few months of 2020 looking for a new house. Like many millenials post-COVID, we ran out of reasons to live in the city (no longer needed to commute to work, needed two home offices, many businesses were closed or had limited hours, no longer spending our time in restaurantsContinue reading “Living Quarters: My House Hunting Experience”

Pregnant Without Land Legs: The First Trimester

If you missed my last post, I’m pregnant with my first baby!  My husband and I are so grateful and excited for our little girl! I was dying to know and read anything I could about what pregnancy would be like with mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) and/or vestibular migraine (VM), so I’m sharing withContinue reading “Pregnant Without Land Legs: The First Trimester”

Pregnant Without Land Legs: Facts and Fears

On the second anniversary of losing my land legs, my life changed forever again.  This time for the better. I found out…. I’m pregnant with my first baby!  My husband Ian and I are so excited and grateful.  It seems poetic somehow that these events happened on the same day, exactly two years apart.  IContinue reading “Pregnant Without Land Legs: Facts and Fears”

Symptom Lists for VM and MdDS

“What are your symptoms?” “Um… where do I even begin?!? I feel like I’m on a boat all the time. I get migraines… and by migraines I mean headaches. Sometimes I get dizzy, like a spinning feeling. I also feel numbness or tingling sometimes. Oh yeah! I used to be really sensitive to light, butContinue reading “Symptom Lists for VM and MdDS”