The emotional aspects of Meniere’s disease is something that I have touched upon in several posts over the years, mainly because it is an important issue and one that has been a real problem for me. Stress, anxiety and depression are common and understandable with anyone who has experienced this terrible disorder. Even today I still have an ongoing battle with depression.
Depression has been a problem for me for many years, way before Meniere’s disease entered my life. Through counseling and medication I thought that I had it under control until a few years ago when I had my first Meniere’s attack. The fear that came with Meniere’s and the stark reality of how it was going to change my life made the depression much worse. Probably the one thing that it affected me the most was not being able to work. Luckily my social security disability came through which did relieve some of the pressure financially but not completely.
So how am I going to deal with it? I might go back to counseling in the near future, I’m not sure but it is definitely something that I would consider because you have to do whatever you need to get better.
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