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Medical care too expensive

How many people have trouble affording the doctor? I literally had to cancel appointments because I already owe so much. My freaking deductible is $6000, which is just crazy. Some things covered before then but not much 🤦‍♀️. It is so frustrating. #Doctor #doctorappoinment
#Finances
#PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Sarcoidosis #Headache #Migraine #ChronicFatigue

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Need some help explaining your chronic illness during medical appointments? I've created a free Chronic Illness Resume that might help.

About a week ago I was reading an article written by a woman with type 2 diabetes who outlined the - all too familiar - problems experienced when explaining your chronic illness to a new doctor or specialist.

She mentioned that someone had recommended using a Chronic Illness Resume and this helped her to better communicate her past treatments, struggles, and personal experience with her illness that she knew wouldn't be represented by her medical history and lab results.

Overall, she felt it improved her ability to communicate & collaborate with the newest member of her medical team and ultimately improved the level of care she received.

As someone with multiple mental health issues, it crossed my mind that it could even just be helpful to have a reminder of important questions that might be easily forgotten during an appointment.

I couldn't find a chronic illness resume template online, so I ended up creating one that you can download for free. It's a single-page, editable PDF that's based on the suggestions outlined in the article and you can download it here:

Free Chronic Illness Résumé | Bearable

If you think there are ways I could improve it, I'd love to hear your suggestions too.

#ChronicIllness #Doctor #appointment #resources #

Free Chronic Illness Résumé | Bearable

Your Chronic Illness Résumé When you're visiting a new doctor, therapist, or specialist for the first time, it can be overwhelming to remember everything
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Trigger warning* not sure if allowed to post I feel maybe I have some Bipolar condition as well as my anxiety

I don’t think I actually am but sometimes I wonder, I know only a professional can diagnose me I think it’s just really bad highs and lows with life changes/ stressors etc. but it happens so often and during the week sometimes I don’t know if my extremes could be something else or not. Was just curious if others who know they have bipolar disorder or are officially diagnosed with it could explain a bit how it is for them? Thanks.

I’ll seek a psychiatrist or doctor to evaluate
Im only diagnosed with
GAD
And depression etc

Thanks appreciate any help.
I think I’m just having a tough time right now and I just need to get some help which I’m setting up, but just wanted to hear from others who do struggle with other disorders bpd, ocd, anxiety, depression, or in particular bipolar.

I’m pretty sure I’m having more than my one or two diagnosis but can’t tell what it is

Thanks for any help, but I will seek an evaluation and get some help to confirm. #Bipolar #Diagnosis #Unsure #confused #struggling #Trying #Crying #panic #Doctor #Psychiatrist #Hope #help #Depression #Anxiety #MightyTogether

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How To Get Medical Marijuana Card in California?

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PROCESS -

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I’m new here!

I just recently got diagnosed with hypothyroidism, after going back and forth about it. Thyroid problems run in my family and knew something was up. I had blood work done, and my TSH level was at 4.767 out of the range bar that goes to the highest of 4.780. Last year at this time it was 1.119 (somewhere along those lines). Why did this change in a year ? He said it was fine, I begged to differ. I have known many people with “high normal” results and ended up having to go to a specialist bc even though it was in range, it was still high. I also went back and forth with him about taking synthroid. I knew it was needed. At first he said no, then I had really raise my voice and explain to him how I have every symptom and will not be ignored of it. He gave me the medicine, starting at 25 mg daily. Why do doctor’s question And argue some of the basic things? I almost felt as an inconvenience. What side effects of hypothyroidism do people suffer the most?

#HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #Doctor #Sleepy #Noenergy Puzzled #

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I seriously need a new doctor

I was waiting all morning for my 11 am phone call appointment with my doctor. Couldn't do anything while waiting. As soon as I heard his voice on the call, I started tearing up, sweating, and hyperventilating.

Any tips for what to do while waiting for a new doctor in my area to start accepting new patients? Or dealing with a male doctor when you feel unsafe with male authority figures?

#Doctor #Medication #Waiting #AnxietyAttack #Anxiety #Depression #Trauma #CPTSD

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Doctors and Diagnoses

FIRST: PLEASE UNDERSTAND, I AM NOT BASHING ANYONE IN ANYWAY. ONLY FACTS.

One thing I believe from 17 years’ experience on one side of the bedrails and 20 years on the other side of the bed rails, is one of the most important people in your life are your Professional Caregivers! It is our LIFE, and we must be in the hands of someone we trust or feel comfortable with… OR we are on a very bumpy road. We tend to be intimated by someone who might have a bit more education than us. IF that ever is an uneasy, overall feeling, then find another doctor and let this one go. I discovered patients aren’t aware they can fire their doctors. Who’s paying who? The first visit is like an interview. Sometimes, it is good to present the visit in this way. Depends on you, the situation, etc. Do they listen? Do they answer questions understandable? Do they include your caregiver – in my case – do they include education and information to and from my spouse? Do they seem to genuinely feel they can help and are they eager to help? If at any time this changes, consider the worth of the relationship.

Also be aware, you can be dismissed also. Some do not believe it is worthwhile treating patients who will not comply to any treatment or have a resolution to an issue they would like to try. Your attitude comes across also. This is a line between doing something you don't feel is best (that's not called non-compliance) and just not doing anything the professional is asking or suggesting. It's wasting time and money.

If I gave my story this soon, everyone would run to the hills. One thing I can say, if there isn’t a good “vibe”, RUN. I don’t care if it is the President of the world, heavens etc…who says they are the best. RUN. If they EVER insinuate that a psych is needed – RUN. A psych test is different when assessing TBI, etc. Therefore, if your condition calls for a psychologist to be a part of the overall plan right away, then fine. But don’t allow this to keep you from getting the treatment you need. If they are not sure what to do, (I have nothing against Psychologists. But they can be used in the wrong way and it was almost to my detriment.) Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their recommendations. It could be very valid. If they do not believe in alternative medicine (massage, acupuncture, etc…) RUN. Every modality has its place and research is a great tool. (Understanding how to research is necessary) Massage is a good tool for relaxation, with acupuncture. I’ve noticed in our area, more surgeons are requesting these modalities before surgery. Many use them, also.

These are subjects of discussion and please join if you want your visits be be profitable.#patients #Doctor visits #TBI #Dystonia #RSD #Relationships

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What is familiar to you?

The one who we see first causes more confidence. It also helps our appointment go much smoother and we leave feeling uplifted. Have a story that can help those putting their offices together appropriately?

#patient #Doctor youtu.be/vPtPGmyX-NQ

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Just tired of trying

Apparently I don't have a doctor anymore - he moved to another city a couple weeks ago and no one told me. And I probably don't have a therapist anymore either after this morning (see previous post). That's too much for one day.

I just looked through all these mental health resources that are allegedly available in my area, but I don't qualify for most of them and nothing I do qualify for provides anything more than "information sheets" or crisis services. What if you're in between those two extremes and just need help and support? What am I supposed to do?

I'm just so tired.

I moved back to my home country 2 years ago so that I could access mental health supports in my own language and that were accessible with my insurance. It turns out mental health services here aren't very well resourced (and therefore lacking) and Covid shut down so much that I just feel at a loss.

How am I in basically the same place I was two years ago after trying so hard to access services and get the help I needed? Is this just what it's like? Should I just expect to never get the support I need and just muddle through for the rest of my life? That just makes me feel even worse.

#MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Doctor #Therapist #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #tired #ImSoTired #alone #Helpplease

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