When you have a Meniere’s disease episode, whether it’s full blown vertigo attack or any of the lesser symptoms, it may seem to have happened randomly, but that’s not always the case.
Something most likely triggered your symptoms.
And there are, unfortunately, quite a few things that are known to trigger Meniere’s disease episodes, and they vary from person to person.
So identifying your specific, individual triggers will be an important part of trying to manage your symptoms.
Now many people (myself included) talk about making lifestyle changes as a way to improve your Meniere’s disease. Part of the reason that this often works is because the lifestyle changes are largely an attempt to eliminate some of the more common triggers of Meniere’s disease.
Discovering and Eliminating your Triggers:
Eliminating the common triggers is always a good idea, but so is identifying your individual triggers.
The only problem is that most people are just not very good at connecting how they feel with their environment.
For example, if you eat something for breakfast that doesn’t trigger your symptoms until later in the evening, you probably aren’t going to just make that connection naturally.
But when we have the right info in front of us, were very good at finding patterns. The trick is to keep track of everything in a journal.
So I created a FREE tool to help you keep track of all the right things. It’s called the Mind over Meniere’s symptom trigger tool. (And it’s available it in both English and Spanish.)
It’s designed to not only help you figure out what’s triggering your symptoms, but also identify what specific things are making you feel better, or what I like to call your wellness triggers.
How to use the Symptom Trigger Tool:
All you have to do is fill one out every day.
You can fill it out on the computer and print it, or fill it out by hand.
Once you have done this for a while, simply go through and compare the days when your symptoms were at their worst. Look for anything in common on those days.
You may not be able to avoid every single one of your triggers, but you should be able to avoid most of them. Focus your energy on the things you can control, and remember that knowledge is power.
Knowing that changes in the barometric pressure are affecting you is better than feeling sick for no apparent reason.
But you should also go back and compare the days when your symptoms were at their best to try to identify your wellness triggers. And once you’ve narrowed down the things that seem to improve your symptoms, you can add more of them into your life.
If you’ve been using the symptom trigger tool already and have any other tips, tricks, or thoughts, be sure to leave a comment below!
Otherwise, enter your email address below and I will send you a free copy!