Hi, everyone, my name is Mujjo I am a Music composer, record producer, singer, and songwriter from east India. I remember when I got my first symptoms of VSS when I was suffering from typhoid in the year 2018.
It all started with static, floaters, flashes in my entire field of vision and slowly it got worsened!
I also suffered severe migraines. Once my typhoid medication got done my vision problems began to fade away, only mild static & floaters remained but flashes went away.
Fast forward to the 7th of November 2021, I had been diagnosed with typhoid again which was caused as the result of an increase in the amount of WBC, reduction in calcium, Tinnitus (a high-pitched ringing in my right ear 24/7). VSS flashes hit me back even stronger than before & I thought I am going to be blind permanently! I was feeling very anxious! This situation turned me into a very emotional person, every day I woke up with this static that would make me depressed! All I felt was as if I was watching my life on a Television set!
I am not able to see the sky clear as before in daytime. It is manageable, but the nights are problematic since the VSS flashes make it way too difficult to deal with it.
After an appointment with an eye doctor, I went through numerous eye check-ups. I came to know my eyes are 100% normal. Later I was diagnosed with VSS at first it was difficult for me to accept that there is no cure or medication for it but I started to think about the people who are blind at least I am not blind I just see the world from a different perspective & I accepted it as part of my life and moved forward. Trust me things got better! The people who are going through this silent disability it's important to know that you are not alone it's hard but once you accept and stop worrying about it & brain starts to tune it out, now I live my life normal like before, I cope with VSS and Tinnitus with help of early sleeping habits and proper diet and morning meditation, yoga, and stretching exercise and more water in-take and along with help of music. As a music artist, I have to work on a lot of music projects, so it keeps my mind busy at work and keeps me away from anxious thoughts so definitely music is the best healer!
A normal life with VSS is 100% possible I hope in the future a cure will be found stay strong!