57 min

Why Do You Feel Spacey? Dissociation and Vestibular Disorders ICU - "I See You" - Vestibular Conversations

    • Medicine

In the newest episode of the ICU - "I See You" podcast, guests Dr. Yonit Arthur and Melinda Reed join the hosts to dive into the unnerving vestibular symptom often referred to as Dissociation, Depersonalization and Derealization. These experiences are characterized by a sense of unreality and detachment from one’s surroundings, body, emotions, and self. These experiences are characterized by a sense of unreality and detachment from one’s surroundings, body, emotions and self. Some patients report feeling “strange and not in control of themselves” or “being spacey and out-of-body.” In other words, a very scary occurrence to have on top of the already challenging symptoms of dizziness. 

This podcast is a co-production of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) and Unfixed Media. https://unfixedmedia.com/

About the Guests:

Melinda Reed worked as an Occupational Therapist for thirty five years mostly in pediatrics.  She was very active all her life with activities like hiking, biking, running and kayaking. In 2016 she was painting a ceiling for the better part of a day, and the following day woke with a very stiff neck and resulting positional vertigo. She continues to have episodic dizziness as well as neck pain, however, she keeps busy doing the activities she did in the past despite the dizziness. 3 years ago, she retired as an Occupational Therapist, but is also an artist and writer, as well as a part time real estate agent. 

Dr. Yonit Arthur, AuD (or "Dr. Yo") is a board-certified audiologist, vestibular specialist, and mindbody coach who specializes in helping people with chronic, medically unexplained dizziness and other vestibular symptoms. As part of her commitment to helping as many people around the world as possible via free and low cost education, Dr. Yo has a YouTube channel and podcast called, The Steady Coach, and offers a completely free, comprehensive course to anyone suffering from chronic dizziness symptoms. You can learn more about her work on her website, https://thesteadycoach.com.

VeDA relies on your support to help vestibular patients on their journey to find a life rebalanced. You can make a real difference by making a donation at https://vestibular.org/donate/

If you are experiencing vertigo, tinnitus, dizziness, imbalance, brain fog, or other balance-related symptoms, VeDA may be able to help. To learn more about vestibular conditions and get help finding a diagnosis, treatment, coping tools, and support visit https://vestibular.org/

For help finding a vestibular healthcare provider visit https://vestibular.org/healthcare-directory/

If you are a vestibular healthcare professional and want to reach more patients, join VeDA's Healthcare Provider Directory by becoming a member at https://vestibular.org/article/resources-for-professionals/professional-membership/. Additional benefits include patient education articles you can brand with your logo.

#LifeRebalanced #MakeVestibularVisible #Vertigo #Vestibular #Tinnitus #Dizzy #Balance

In the newest episode of the ICU - "I See You" podcast, guests Dr. Yonit Arthur and Melinda Reed join the hosts to dive into the unnerving vestibular symptom often referred to as Dissociation, Depersonalization and Derealization. These experiences are characterized by a sense of unreality and detachment from one’s surroundings, body, emotions, and self. These experiences are characterized by a sense of unreality and detachment from one’s surroundings, body, emotions and self. Some patients report feeling “strange and not in control of themselves” or “being spacey and out-of-body.” In other words, a very scary occurrence to have on top of the already challenging symptoms of dizziness. 

This podcast is a co-production of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) and Unfixed Media. https://unfixedmedia.com/

About the Guests:

Melinda Reed worked as an Occupational Therapist for thirty five years mostly in pediatrics.  She was very active all her life with activities like hiking, biking, running and kayaking. In 2016 she was painting a ceiling for the better part of a day, and the following day woke with a very stiff neck and resulting positional vertigo. She continues to have episodic dizziness as well as neck pain, however, she keeps busy doing the activities she did in the past despite the dizziness. 3 years ago, she retired as an Occupational Therapist, but is also an artist and writer, as well as a part time real estate agent. 

Dr. Yonit Arthur, AuD (or "Dr. Yo") is a board-certified audiologist, vestibular specialist, and mindbody coach who specializes in helping people with chronic, medically unexplained dizziness and other vestibular symptoms. As part of her commitment to helping as many people around the world as possible via free and low cost education, Dr. Yo has a YouTube channel and podcast called, The Steady Coach, and offers a completely free, comprehensive course to anyone suffering from chronic dizziness symptoms. You can learn more about her work on her website, https://thesteadycoach.com.

VeDA relies on your support to help vestibular patients on their journey to find a life rebalanced. You can make a real difference by making a donation at https://vestibular.org/donate/

If you are experiencing vertigo, tinnitus, dizziness, imbalance, brain fog, or other balance-related symptoms, VeDA may be able to help. To learn more about vestibular conditions and get help finding a diagnosis, treatment, coping tools, and support visit https://vestibular.org/

For help finding a vestibular healthcare provider visit https://vestibular.org/healthcare-directory/

If you are a vestibular healthcare professional and want to reach more patients, join VeDA's Healthcare Provider Directory by becoming a member at https://vestibular.org/article/resources-for-professionals/professional-membership/. Additional benefits include patient education articles you can brand with your logo.

#LifeRebalanced #MakeVestibularVisible #Vertigo #Vestibular #Tinnitus #Dizzy #Balance

57 min