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Marcos Felipe Hurtado Ferro

Meet our #Warrioroftheweek of the week, Marcos Felipe Hurtado Ferro

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Hi, my name is Marcos, and I’m from Brazil.

In my opinion, I think we’ve all always had this; however, the symptoms get stronger and clearer at a certain age. For me, it was at 23.

I had severe dizziness, and all the symptoms of visual snow syndrome started since then. At first, when I didn’t know about the syndrome, I thought I was going crazy because there were a lot of symptoms of derealization and depersonalization. The most distressing symptom, in my opinion, was experiencing depression.

After much research, I believe I do have visual snow, and come to think of it, I always had migraines with aura when I was younger – sometimes just aura without a headache.

Here are the symptoms I have:

  • Traces in my vision after looking at something
  • I see things trembling sometimes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cloudy vision
  • Ringing in my ears
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Derealization
  • Depersonalization
  • Dizziness
  • Instability
  • I lose focus easily
  • Flashes of light in my vision with eyes open and close

    There must be more that I forgot now, hahaha… anyway, I just hope there is a treatment that eases all this and brings us more quality of life because it’s horrible to live with so much fear and uncertainty.
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