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Living with migraine associated vertigo

What a name….. for over a year I suffered from constant dizziness, exhaustion and anxiety to name but a few symptoms. I was diagnosed with labyrinthitus, then FINALLY 2 weeks ago I saw a neurologist who told me it was actually migraines. Janet Jackson has recently pushed this condition to the forefront as she suffers from it too and had to cancel her concerts in the US.

Here’s what I have learnt.

  • Not everyone has actually headaches, sometimes you will feel extremely dizzy and exhausted and not even realise you are going through an attack.
  • It tends to be more prevalent in women – My mum suffers from constant dizziness due to this too as well as my half sisters interestingly enough.
  • You look FINE! The harder part is you look fine, it’s not like you have anything to show for it, like a cast on a broken arm so it’s extremely hard to tell friends than your having a rough day and are more limited to what you can do.
  • Overdoing it will make it worse – True I find walking a lot and pushing myself to go out helps me feel less like a recluse but the next day I’ll expect to spend a good few hours in bed. And that’s not even a night out drinking!
  • You realise who your real friends are – I have literally stepped back from a few, our lifestyles are completely out of sync now and I just would rather avoid the drama and stress.
  • Mind over matter – Acting as normal as possible and carrying on through the dizzy days helps, Who wants to moan day in and day out they feel like crap? It WONT change anything other than make you feel worse.
  • Thoughts are things – I really believe that what you think about the most you will draw that to you. There have been weeks when I have thought positively about my situation, that I’m healing and I felt better. When I have a relapse and feel worse, if I worry about it and feel sorry for myself it takes longer to recover!
  • Changing your lifestyle is a MUST! I used to go out every weekend and really party hard so to speak lol, even though I’m 35 I wasn’t slowing down in the slightest. Age is just a number after all. But now I can manage a few hours before the tiredness kicks in and I know when to stop.

Do you suffer from migraines and vertigo?

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Healing

Travelling With Vertigo & Natural Remedies To Help!

So I’m still fighting to get over an inner ear infection I’ve had for 10 months now called Labyrinthitus. Like most chronic inner ear disorders, the common symptoms are;

  • 24/7 Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Vertigo
  • Exhaustion

I was determined not to let this stop me from travelling and recently managed to fly to Edinburgh. I was completely dreading it. Would I be in a lot of pain? Would I get really ill on the plane? Would it make the dizziness worse?

Here are a few things I used leading up to the flight which are mostly natural products that helped me. Although if there was any turbulence I must admit my eyes really played up, it was a pain free trip and I’m so pleased I pushed myself to go.

  • Ginger Root Tablets – Well known for curing sea sickness and has been used for centuries
  • Ashwagandha root – Proven to increase blood flow and vertigo
  • Magnesium tablets – Assists the electrolyte balance within your body
  • Silver Colloid – More unusual but this was originally used by the Royal family and is a proven natural anti biotic to diminish viruses and Bacteria.

 

HOW I MANIFESTED GOOD HEALTH Healing

Manifesting Good Health! The Secret

Who HASN’T read the secret?

The international best seller by Rhonda Byrne claims to transform your love life, career, cash flow issues and even your health with a multitude of gushing reviews from literally thousands around the world. But how? by using the law of attraction. ‘What you think of, you become’  or more simply put……

By visualising what you want, believing you already have it, and having gratitude for it.

I’ve tired and tested the law of attraction before. It helped me secure my cheap if not grungey flat in the heart of Bondi beach and later, an equally grubby second hand surfboard. ( Maybe I should have focused on a new one ) But it had been years until I was forced to use it on something bigger. A chronic illness.

I’ve been suffering from labyrinthitus for 9 months now. The worst symptoms are chronic dizziness,vertigo, anxiety, insomnia and exhaustion. There are no words to describe the depths of how depressing and lonely its been. Until recently, I had lost all hope of getting better after discovering my mum has had episodes of chronic dizziness for over 45 years and maybe its hereditary.

how i manifested good health

My career was left in tatters, my open university degree quashed and I lost my last shred of independence moving in  with the bf as I couldn’t afford rent. I REALLY had hit rock bottom. So there was nothing left to lose.

The Process

I made it very simple to begin with. Each night before bed I visualised being able to see clearly, focusing on objects far away and being able to walk without feeling like the ground was moving! At the time I was on a multitude of medications and using a facebook support group for fellow chronic dizziness sufferers. I regularly checked in on it throughout the day. Id read post after post of desperation, loss and anger. I’d wallow in self pity until the bf came home from work and I’d try to be more positive. Within a week of applying the visualisation methods I’d managed to come of the meds.

I’m now coming up to 3 weeks and feeling around 80% better. This is a miracle from someone that could hardly leave the house, let alone have a long drawn out conversation without the dizzies kicking in. As the secret quoted, what you think of you become, so I gradually stepped away from everything that reminded me of my illness. Even my facebook support group. I didnt want to be constantly reminded of the symptoms of this horrible illness.

My vision board

The results? I feel I’ve finally started to get my life back. Im certain I will have a blip along the way, mainly if I overuse the laptop, or I get a cold but then again who knows? If I keep this up, who is to say a cold is a thing of the past? After all my partner had a terrible bug the last few days and for once I had only minor symptoms where as previously it would have knocked me for six, with at least a day in bed.

I’ve also created a vision board. I must admit I was a bit embarrassed about hoisting it up in our bedroom. ‘Hippie crystal stuff’ as he would say, but then even he’s taken aback by the results and I have ALREADY crossed 2 of my list. To get into an acupuncture degree course at London South Bank, and paid travel work. So for an hour of feeling silly, its worth it!

So check out the site  or just google visualisation for health, wealth ect. You don’t have to buy a book to get the basics. Signing out…… VikingQ.

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