Travelling with disequilibrium/vertigo/dizziness?

It’s funny how sometimes when you physically feel better, it can mentally makes things tougher. My cold seems to have pretty much vanished (about time) today, and I was actually feeling quite good.

Before I had my first episode of vertigo, I never had difficulty travelling. I’ve travelled quite far without any problems (Montreal to Hong Kong was probably the farthest I’ve been).

Since having the first episode of vertigo, I’ve travelled within North America, and I’ve also been to Costa Rica and Mexico — but I haven’t been able to make any overseas flights. Even those shorter flights (even the ‘short’ international flights I’ve taken since then) have been really difficult.

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What’s wrong: the breakdown method.

I’ve been trying to sort out many of the issues I’ve had with balance and anxiety for several years now, as I mentioned in my first post here. Part of the major problem I’ve had though, is that I’ve found it tough to nail down exactly what is caused by what.

I would imagine that this is a phenomenon that is experienced by many people who have an ongoing illness — you start to confuse benign everyday things (like a headache from not sleeping enough, or a lightheaded feeling from being hungry) with more serious symptoms.

For me, being tired or hungry make my balance issues much worse. I have to always ensure to get enough sleep, not skip meals, take my vitamins and not overdo it with caffeine or alcohol (I’ve always loved having a coffee and having a beer, both of which I’ve had to limit severely).

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Welcome to Vertigo Guy.

I’ve decided to start this website after my second round of having to deal with vertigo — something which unfortunately happened to me yesterday morning. Vertigo, disequilibrium, dizziness and anxiety are stresses I’ve been dealing with for just over 3 years now, and I wanted to find a way to vent those stresses.

And just in case you’re someone who’s not familiar with vertigo, here’s Wikipedia’s definition of what vertigo is:

Vertigo, a specific type of dizziness, is a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is stationary with respect to the earth or surroundings. There are two types of vertigo: subjective and objective. Subjective vertigo is when a person feels a false sensation of movement. Objective vertigo is when the surroundings will appear to move past a person’s field of vision.

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