Meet our #Warrioroftheweek, Audrey Mckeeth💙
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Hello, I’m 15 years old, and I have visual snow. I’ve had visual snow since I was a little girl, my whole life. At first, I thought it was normal.
I see billions of static-like dots everywhere, all the time. Sometimes they turn different colors too. When I was younger, I would cry in my room at night because I would see creepy things created by the static.
I would complain to my parents that things were going to hurt me, but they said there’s nothing there. They looked up stuff, and they saw visual snow. They ignored it for many years.
As I got older, I’ve had more problems. I’m dizzy almost every minute. I feel nauseous a lot, have ringing in my ears, sensory issues, fatigue, and bad coordination. I went to so many doctors, and they pretty much gave up.
Then I was diagnosed with visual snow by a vision therapist. I also have autism, paranoia, depression, anxiety, and I am diagnosed with dysautonomia. I don’t really think I have dysautonomia, though. I don’t know if these things just occur with visual snow, but it is really hard.
Visual snow is something we should teach in schools and have awareness spread. Just because it’s rare doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care about it. That’s my thoughts, thank you!