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Living With Lupus
Difficult world....: When someone close is sick, communication between the healthy person and the sick person becomes strained, because the well-person feels the sick person is overburdened. The best answer is to sit down and have a straight discussion over feelings. Do not the sick person take you on a guilt trip, for which you are not responsible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know if anyone lives with a spouse with erectile disorder and how they cope. Can it be treated?
Cataracts in Young: Cataracts are unusual but possible in young adults. Assuming there are no other eye problems, cataract surgery is performed in the usual manner. Some younger patients who have had cataract surgery may require bifocal glasses to correct vision optimally after surgery. ...Read more
Living with Wegeners: I am sorry about your diagnosis. Wegener's disease is hard. Incurable, the five-year survival is up to 87%. Since this is an average number, some will live longer. The treatment is immunosupression, which is life saving, but it does also have some toxicity which, sadly can also be fatal. Happily, there are many people who are currently living quite normal lives of 30 years or more on treatment. ...Read more
Very tough,: Be compassionate but make it clear you know they need help and expect them to get it. Help them, find a therapist and look for the right one. Talk to some people to see who people like. Call 3-6 as some doctors are full and wont call back. The ones who can take you will call back. Try this site or psychologytoday.com. good luck. Noone should suffer in this day and age with grief. Very common. ...Read more
Get support!: Don't isolate yourself. Go to support groups and/or get individual counseling. Chronic illness is a life crisis, and you should treat it as you would any other crisis--by getting support. You can also look online for groups that are a good fit for you. I have a blog: permission to heal, that is full of ideas for coping: http://permissiontoheal.Wordpress.Com/. ...Read more
Be objective: If you're thinking in ways that are upsetting to you it can help to be more objective. Are your stressful thoughts beyond debate and absolutely true? Probably not. So, it might help to revise your thoughts so that they are perfectly factual. For example, take all opinion out of your thoughts to find out what's left that everyone would agree with as factual. Then think of what to do next: goals. ...Read more
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Commit to Change.: Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...Read more
Sounds like this : has been ongoing and you may need someone to talk to about how difficult to be the healthier sister. Try talking to a counselor so they understand. Being understood in a difficult situation makes you feel less overwhelmed and more appreciated. Try it and find someone you like, There are many therapists out there. dont give up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to hard: Most colored things in our society will not be confused by the color blind. You should not consider an occupation requiring good color vision like a fruit grader, or law enforcement. But most other things are open and many color deficient individuals do not even know they are color blind until tested. ...Read more
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