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Visual Snow Warrior of the Week – Kelsey Flint

Meet our third #WarriorOfTheWeek and learn how Kelsey first found out about her Visual Snow as a symptom of another condition and realized how it makes her unique ?✨

Spotlight on: Kelsey Flint ❤️

“My name is Kelsey, I am 22 and am from Michigan. I am a full-time student in my senior year studying to become a physician. 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with a vestibular disorder called Vestibular Migraine and a dysautonomic condition, POTS, that left me bed bound and afraid to leave my home. I stopped driving, withdrew from university, and lost touch with the outside world. Places and things came and went. One of my VM’s common symptoms is visual snow, entoptic phenomenon and floaters. I am very sensitive to bright lights and watching a screen for too long. Malls and grocery store lights are dizzying and looking at a nice blue sky is riddled with germ-looking particles everywhere and static buzzing around the sky like fireflies dancing around. I was so angry for the longest time, because no doctor understood me or could understand how I was trying to explain visual snow. ???

Now, I have learned to accept it and not let it bother me so much. With the help of medication, exercise and wearing sunglasses when need be as to not overwhelm my system, it is still there but not as crazy and it just doesn’t bother me as much. My friends and family joke around with me about it when they sometimes catch me following the sparks of static or germ-looking floaters. It can be very annoying at times but it is apart of me know. It makes you unique. If you are struggling with it, just know you are validated. You are heard. You are not alone. Try to not let it ruin a good moment or a pretty blue sky!” ☁️?

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