Meet Dennis, our awesome #WarriorOfTheWeek! Hear how he first found out he had #VS and what helps him alleviate symptoms. ???
Spotlight on: Dennis McKeever ?
“My name’s Dennis, I’m 24 years old from New York. My Visual Snow started back in the fall of 2017 around 6-8 months after I had my first migraine w/ aura. At first I noticed some minor static on my wall and didn’t think much of it. In January 2018, I had a migraine a few days before my semester started. When I got to class, I noticed something was terribly wrong. I was seeing outlines around my teacher when they stood in front of a whiteboard, after images, flickering vision. I was extremely scared. I searched the Internet for countless hours to try and find something that might explain what I was seeing and was overwhelmed when I learned of Visual Snow. To date, My worst symptoms are light sensitivity, palinopsia, fine motor tremors (worsen after exercise), twitching, and a constant stiff/sore neck. I try to remain very active as I find that regular exercise helps my symptoms, or at least helps me forget about them. Knowing that there are other people who suffer with the same thing comforts me tremendously. I try and remain as positive and patient as I can while we wait for an answer, but some days really do suck. I’d like to thank the Visual Snow Initiative for their commitment to this issue and urge anyone who feels like they need to talk to someone to reach out to me. Thanks.”