Have you ever had a health issue, maybe chronic or deemed complex, and over a period of time you end us seeing multiple doctors and health professionals and collecting all the information you can… but then at some point you realize you’re more confused on what to do because every practitioner has had a little different viewpoint and different understanding of your condition and different plan FOR YOU?
I have been there too and it can be extremely frustrating and burdening. It can be hard to make any decision at all, for fear of making the wrong one.
The truth is, different practitioners DO have different backgrounds and while we have more research and information than ever, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the body and many conditions. And even the best studies don’t always predict how OUR body will react.
So, yes, we find trusted practitioners and gather information. We do our research and listen to other people’s stories. And then, we can sit down with it all and decide WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE FOR ME TO START? There’s no need to rush to an answer. Listen for a while. Ask yourself some questions. And if the place you start ends up in a different place than you expected- you didn’t fail. You gained more information about YOU, and now get to decide if a new path resonates.
A health coach can be a great resource for support as well, to help you sift through the information and ask questions to help determine what plan works best for YOU.
Have you had an experience where you’ve felt overwhelmed by all the information (or even conflicting info) while navigating a health issue?