Are you experiencing stress? Then stop, it's not healthy. Easier said then done, I know. However, my recent and current experience with Amazon is driving me crazy. I was completely frustrated with their inability to solve a simple problem. I am unable to add a product to Amazon. Aren't thousands of people adding products every day, if not every minute? I got so upset, it gave me a headache. It has been 13 days since I first logged a call about the problem. I finally just realized I had to stop stressing, and have confidence that it will eventually be solved. I'm also trying to calmly be creative, and think of my own way around it.
But what this post is really about is the high school aged daughter of a friend who was recently diagnosed with Dissociative Seizures. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn't until today. The first seizure happened at school on a Friday and the daughter went straight to the hospital in an ambulance. After multiple tests, and finding nothing wrong she was back in school on Monday, where she had another seizure and again went to the hospital in an ambulance. She continued to have daily siezures for awhile and now, a few months later they occur about once per week.
The cause is psychological, and the treatment is psychotherapy. Fortunately, there is no damage to the brain, and psychotherapy treatment is quite effective. So, did stress bring this on? epilepsy.org.uk gives this statement on causes: "Dissociative seizures (DS) are often caused by traumatic events such as: major accidents; severe emotional upset (such as the death of a loved one) psychological stress (such as a divorce) difficult relationships; physical or sexual abuse; being bullied. It can be hard to find the cause of someone’s DS." Yes, stress.
So the best way to "handle" stress, is to let it go. Your body will thank you.
GEM OF WISDOM: Stress is bad for your health, but there is a cure, let it go.