Meniere's is such a mysterious Beast.
Sometimes it seems like we're always agitating, trying to figure out the thing we did wrong to solve the problem to make us feel better.
"Why am I having a panic attack when my symptoms are low?" Why am I dizzy when the weather is good?
"What did I do wrong?"
It seems like if there was just a reason it would make it all ok. If the reason doesn't come quickly, then there's fear and guilt.
There's risk involved in the hard problem solving we do - the more we do hard thinking, the more mental focus and energy it steals from us, and the mental fog gets worse. The less we can handle normal activities.
I want to remind you that your rational mind or what we can call our reasoning faculties - the part of you that searches for the answer - these make up a small fraction of the whole of you.
We're constantly sensing things in the environment emotionally that our minds haven't grasped yet.
You can get a hunch about a person long before you find out he or she tends to lie, before you actually know what was lied about.
If you really knew that most of our sensations happen underneath the surface (through our emotions), and that the rational mind may or may not have an answer for it yet, you can go go ahead and give yourself permission to not understand the "why" of how you're feeling.
It's okay to ask, but if you find yourself getting agitated over it, I encourage you to have something in place that you fall back on when the answers don't come.
I like to do a small "have I done my best" checklist. So if I'm having a fluctuation I don't understand, or sudden burst of anxiety that I can't put my finger on, I let the checklist do the hard thinking for me.
I say to myself "OK, have I done my best to remove myself from any active stress situations?" "Have I done my best to have the right amount of water?" "Have I handled good nutrition, have I eaten anything new?"
Doing our best isn't just good enough, it's the optimum state of mind. In fact, it's ok to officially rewrite what success means, and say that as long as we're doing our best, we're good people, and we're moving forward.
I have a feeling that if you're worrying about the whys, it's important for you to be a good person. It's important for you to do the right thing.
What could be wrong with that?
p.s. One of the better ways to remember that you're not crazy, that all of us have high emotions, is to learn how to move past them with others. It's like looking around the room and seeing how others are dealing with this and how they can acknowledge themselves and improve.
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