Not a good day.

At work right know and I am not feeling well. It rained earlier and now it is overcast. Not the best weather for a Meniere’s patient. Took only half a valium since I am at work. But my neck is killing me which is one of the first symptoms for me. So I used my favorite roll-on Stopain Cold. Controlling my neck really helps keep other symptoms away. But I keep reminding myself “This to shall pass”. Stay positive because there is always someone suffering more than you.

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What A Day.

So like I said yesterday I wore my contacts for the first time at work in a month. It was not comfortable at all. I got this new prescription at the beginning of the year & it was a new brand. It just didn’t seem really clear but I thought it might have been because of sinus issues. If your sinus cavity that is right above your eyes can cause pressure, I’m guessing it would affect your sight too. Well it not much better today & I started getting a slight headache. But to make matters worse it started storming. Now many Meniere’s patients will joke that they don’t need a weatherman because as the storm comes we start feeling bad. I mainly get migraine type headaches and the only thing I can take is two Aleve. There are times when even that does not work. When that happens sometimes I start getting Meniere’s symptoms like the ringing is louder, dizzy, and nauseated. The only thing I can do is sleep it off. I was never so sensitive to storms till I got Meniere’s Disease. It’s amazing how much your inner ear affects a person. But you press on and when you wake up the next day you pray and think positive that it will be a good day. I’ll just try again tomorrow.

Start Of A New Week.

Well, I felt a little off when I woke up this morning. Took my meclizine & laid in the bed for a little bit before I had to get ready for work. I think what happened is when I was sleeping I ended up laying flat on my back, no pillows at all. So maybe the crystals in my inner were sitting in a funny spot. If you think about the BPPV exercises I’m suppose to do one might do them naturally while they are asleep. Many years ago I remember waking up in a full blown vertigo attack. I had to go to the bathroom & crawled out of bed. I didn’t want to wake my husband up but when I could not make it back I had to yell for help. So when you feel funny in the morning you sometimes think the worst. But I have Jesus now & I instantly pray for peace. He is always there to help me fight & stay positive. I finish out the day being very busy at work but feeling really good. Might try wearing my contacts again to work tomorrow. It’s been about a month. But I’ll bring my glasses just in case.
When times get tough just remember you are never alone. God is there to comfort you if you just ask. He will never say no. It might be hard to understand why this happening to you but in God’s time he will show you just as he did me. I would not be writing this if he did not tell me to do more. So just take a breathe & pray. Then let God hold your hand.

Goodnight everyone!

Why Do We Sleep So Much?

So have you ever wondered why a person with Meniere’s sleeps a lot? Well I have a theory. Earlier today the sky got really dark with some thunder. The pressure starts to change and makes you feel funny, maybe a little dizzy. I think while this is all happening your balance nerve in you inner ear does one thing while your body or brain fights to stay upright. Don’t you think that would tire you out too. Most of the time sleeping it off is better fighting it with medication. Why take it if you don’t have to. Also started the BPPV therapy. That could also contribute to me being tried. Well we’ll see what happens tomorrow 🙂