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Meniere’s disease and the mind-body connection

#MentalHealthMonday:⁣.⁣Never have I been more convinced about the mind-body connection than I am right now. As I mentioned last week, I was recently diagnosed with Meniere's disease... but what I didn't share is what was going on with me right before the diagnosis.⁣.⁣I've been super stressed out for much of the three years we've been here on Maui, and having a lot of anxiety since the beginning of this year. In March, the anxiety was at an all-time high and crescendoed into a full-blown panic attack one night. The next day was when my vertigo and dizziness symptoms started.⁣.⁣I found out that sure enough, stress and anxiety can be triggers of a Meniere's disease episode. My body was screaming at me to take better care of it. Message received loud and clear.⁣.⁣I've known about the link between our mental health and physical health, and talk about it quite a bit here. I thought I was doing a good job taking care of myself, but in hindsight, I was so overwhelmed with stress that I let things slip.⁣.⁣What I've learned from all this is that I need to be more intentional in managing my stress. I need to stay on top of it before I get hit with something so intense again. There is no cure for Meniere's disease, so it's likely I will have episodes going forward. I just need to do what's in my control to make sure they're less severe.⁣.⁣Mental illness and chronic conditions often go hand-in-hand, and my health has always played a big role in my depression. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing tools from my partner, @mentalhealthamerica that can help improve both your mental and physical health if you live with a chronic illness or care for someone who does. It's the focus of this year's Mental Health Month which begins this Wednesday, May 1. The timing couldn't be better. ️#4Mind4Body #mentalhealthmonth⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣#ichoosebeauty #Mondayinspiration #motivationmonday #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #depressionrecovery #mentalhealthadvocate #takecareofyou #takecareofyourself #chronicillness #mindbody #menieresdisease #wordsofwisdom #lifelesson⁣⁣⁣

⁣Never have I been more convinced about the mind-body connection than I am right now. As I mentioned last week, I was recently diagnosed with Meniere’s disease… but what I didn’t share is what was going on with me right before the diagnosis.⁣.

I’ve been super stressed out for much of the three years we’ve been here on Maui, and having a lot of anxiety since the beginning of this year. In March, the anxiety was at an all-time high and crescendoed into a full-blown panic attack one night. The next day was when my vertigo and dizziness symptoms started.⁣

⁣I found out that sure enough, stress and anxiety can be triggers of a Meniere’s disease episode. My body was screaming at me to take better care of it. Message received loud and clear.⁣

⁣I’ve known about the link between our mental health and physical health, and talk about it quite a bit here. I thought I was doing a good job taking care of myself, but in hindsight, I was so overwhelmed with stress that I let things slip.

⁣What I’ve learned from all this is that I need to be more intentional in managing my stress. I need to stay on top of it before I get hit with something so intense again. There is no cure for Meniere’s disease, so it’s likely I will have episodes going forward. I just need to do what’s in my control to make sure they’re less severe.⁣.

Mental illness and chronic conditions often go hand-in-hand, and my health has always played a big role in my depression. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing tools from my partner, Mental Health America, that can help improve both your mental and physical health if you live with a chronic illness or care for someone who does. It’s the focus of this year’s Mental Health Month which begins this Wednesday, May 1. The timing couldn’t be better. ️

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