#Dr appointments= PTSD ,
#several appointments in last week and repeated NON LISTENING to me by the Drs.
Very exhausting and irritating.
This unit was gifted to me over the weekend
It is way better then the tens unit I recieved throu Insurance from MVA ( passenger).
Here's hoping for some relief , even if momentarily.
BTW, thankful that I was able to post a pic, been way too long app won't always allow me too 🤨😐😑😶
One of the biggest #trigger s to #desperation , and #Depression coupled with tremendous #Anxiety is the #unknowns - #Medication shortage fear is one.
#Holidays for anyone who lives with these #illnesses can be hugely #distressing !
I'd say that we're already feeling #anxious when preparing to go away, and yet, we aren't given the tools to help us, should a #Crisis set in while away in a Foreign Country, without our regular safe #drs near.
Here are my 6 tips that I hope will make your #Holiday pleasant.
Before packing your clothes, please ensure that you have ordered enough #Medication well in advance of your trip, and perhaps a little more of your #Medication than you usually take, as a precaution. Luggage gets lost. Flights get delayed. There's massive uncertainty with #COVID etc.
We absolutely have to feel #safe regarding our #meds - and it is #Dangerous should we find ourselves without our #meds and not being able to #GET replacements.
Tip 1. Always take your #Medication on board with you. Never let the bag with them out of your sight. - This gives a feeling of #Safety and #Comfort
Tip 2. Always have your #Doctors phone number and contact details both in your handbag, as well as the bag holding your #Medication .
Tip 3. When you arrive at your destination - before you unpack it's very important, for #peace of mind, to find out where the nearest #Dr and/or #Hospital is. Take their phone number and address. Keep these on you, plus a copy at your hotel or wherever you are staying. Believe me, this will save you #severe #Anxiety and stress, and you will be able to enjoy yourself.
Tip 4. You may very well be put into situations where you start to feel #anxious and possibly #afraid . It does not matter whether it 'makes sense' to anyone. Even if you are on the beach, #Anxiety can kick in. So always, if you are on anti#Anxiety #meds , take them with you. Always. It is also perfectly acceptable to leave if you feel it's overwhelming. #Migraines are my 'go-to' sadly due to no understanding of #mental illness.
Tip 5. If you find you wake up #depressed - remember that you do not have to get up just because the sun is shining. Be #Kind to yourself. Do something to distract you. TV, a book, whatever. Stay put in bed if you want to.
Tip 6. If you've arranged a dinner out with your friends, but come time to get ready, your #distress #Anxiety - or any other part of your #illness kicks in, it is perfectly okay to politely decline by feigning a #Migraine attack. Sometimes, #whitelies are necessary - with #mental illness. Then watch a good movie. :)
I hope these few tips help you. I went away recently, and thought I had adequate #Medication - but by week 3 - I was running out.
I have learned a valuable lesson. Nightmare! Never again...I now know better. Shew.
So much pain no doctor believe me!
Specific prayer request: our new insurance effective Jan 01, refuses to cover the need that infectious disease prescribed. Home health doesn't want me because of the expense. The Dr has said he has done everything the insurance has requested so he is stumped. Beth and I have called and gotten nowhere. Only option is hospital. Infectious disease is at Baptist Jackson... The hospital here would use their own urologist who would probably start me off on the meds that we have already tried. .ugghh
Frustrated, hurting, tired, worn. After years of paying, now that I need it, my health insurance and drs, etc seem to be more concerned with helping me to die instead of helping me to live #Dr #Insurance #HealthCare