A question about VRT

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I would like to know everyones thoughts about VRT. Every website you go to seems to bang on about VRT. I have yet to read a story of someone who has put themselves through the misery of VRT and come out the other end feeling like their old selves (or as close as possible). We know doing VRT will make us feel vile but does it really work?

Do we actually need to do VRT? If we are going about our business, working, washing, cooking, looking after kids walking the dog, don’t all these tasks achieve the same thing as VRT? I can make myself feel ill washing up the dishes, must be something to do with looking down into the bowl. I can make myself ill stood at the cooker stirring a pot of food. Do you agree that this could be classified as VRT?

Would you agree that after 5 years just going about your business you would be subjecting yourself to things that make you dizzy anyway (which is what they say VRT does) your brain should’ve worked it out by now.

Someone please tell me I’m wrong but at the moment I am not buying into this VRT chestnut !

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    I'm with you completely Dizzy.  I also have the problem with looking down, washig dishes, preparing food (i must find out why looking down is worse!). Just done the weekly shop and know that already my head is all over the place (am fine'ish while doing the moving it's when i stop).  and later it ,will be worse.  No I don't think VRT works - i've yet to hear of anyone it has.  I've done two lots of it and it's bloomin; useless and when i've told the various medical people this they just look at me with a vacant face which leads me to believe they know it!!!  tI's meant to 'desensitise', but like you i found it just aggravated things and anyway, it's far to general as i reckon a lot of us although we have the same/similar symptoms, we may not have the same 'Cause', if that makes sense.  Also i have found that lately (last 6 months especially) my eyes are uncomfortable, and i think that is because they are overworking to keep things stable.  However Moorfields Eye Hospital have said my eyes are fine!!
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    Few weeks ago I had a letter from a university asking me if I'd be willing to partake in balance trial I thought yes I could do that until I further read this trial could result in further balance troubles (covering their trials ) I backed away.im at an age when quality of life being as it is ,is more important concentrating on how I am now didn't want more probs than I already got ,who would ?even though with research will come closer to an answer,wish all these university's could combine research on this and other illnesses,get there whole lot quicker I believe.But again they want volunteers to be part of it what do you do .A dilemma.
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      I'm the same in all of them, Dizzy even my local Co op . I get the anxiety with my probswhich adds on to my day coping with tinnitus and the rhinitis as well.im okay in my car ,it's the walking and being upright. ,bending head up and down.i only shop locally past couple years and then it's evenings mostly 45 mins tops.cant stand being around to many people all at once ,but that could be my tinnitus part of that. Another condition me and Gill have in commons that's annoying  24/7 how do you go on shopping wise ?interesting peoples coping skills they've learnt . Since I've had this it's surprised me how many local people have these symptoms as me,amazing x
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      Shoppingwise it is horrible for me. (Lucky for me my wife does all the shopping). For some reason visiting these large stores have got more uncomfortable as the years have rolled on. The lights, the sharp/ strong colours, the busyness, the noises, just overwhelm my senses..Its vile !! My favourite shops like PC World or B&Q are just unbearable now that I avoid them. Even smaller shops are starting affect me now. I'm just so glad I don't have to do the shopping.
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      it's strange as i have been asked this before by physios and read about it, but i don't get it in supermarkets or any shops.  i get it in smaller places like my flat, the bus etc.  do have light sensitivity though and always close my eyes when switching off lights, and only use lamps at home etc. Also flashing lights on tv not good either.  haven;t read a book in nearly four years, and if i indulge myslef and read the paper for half hour or so, i feel awful afterwards.  also this computer stuff is not good.  guess we all have different reactions and some same eh?
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      Behind every man is a good woman,and visa versa.my husband ex Royal Marine helps out a lot since I've had this balance going on. I find anything fast forwarding on the telly I have to look a way .don't do B&Q or PC world bloke shops,he goes in for paint but always get nails and screws regardless if he needs them or not.Why ? Ha! ha!

          Hope you have good rest of the evening. Takecare x

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