Years ago before I got the "official" diagnosis, I went through that phase when you experience vertigo attacks, hope it's just an ear infection, and wait for it to go away.
I'd go a few days on a high that I was normal again, then fall into despair when my symptoms came back, and realize I would have to face not only the fear of cold doctors offices, but the terror that I would have that scary condition I saw online when I was researching so that I wouldn't have to see the doctor (LOL).
Before I saw the doctor there was hope that I could overcome the symptoms.
After I saw the doctor, the hammer fell, and I became one of those thousands of people with a "chronic", "incurable" "disease".
I began counting how many things I wouldn't be able to do anymore.
Since what we do comes from what we think, I started taking the kinds of actions sick people take:
• I called family and canceled my trip to Texas, "in case I was sick" the day the plane left.
• I stopped eating pretty much anything but lettuce "just in case food was making me sick". I spent most of my time back then in bed or in the bathroom.
• I stopped spending time with people "in case I got sick in public".
One must wonder how helpful the diagnosis really is.
Use your diagnosis to know which direction to go with nutrition and types of doctors you want to work with, but don't let it dictate what you're capable of.
Our bodies are dynamic machines and respond to so many things physically and mentally, that the steps you take must come from your sense of health and not a sense of sickness created by a label for a set of symptoms.
You're smarter than your diagnosis.
If you're in a place where more personal help in managing the emotional side of Meniere's would get you where you need to go, I have a new group coaching program coming up in the next couple of weeks.
This group is for 5 people only. We will focus on lowering stress and anxiety to help improve symptoms.
Each member will know how to manage stress coming from things like work or family or a heavy schedule, and know how to manage internal anxiety.
If you're thinking you might be one of these 5, you're welcome to book a free 30-minute call with me to talk about it.
This is the link to my schedule to book the call:
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