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Living with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Living with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Support group: The lupus foundation with local groups can be very helpful. If necessary a psychologist or even a good friend or spouse can be a sounding board just as with any potentially chronic disease. ...Read more

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Living with someone with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Living with someone with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

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 more

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How can I cope with this isolation/loneliness?

How can I cope with this isolation/loneliness?

Reach out: Don't stay alone/isolated. Find a therapist that you trust and can work through the obstacles to making positive, healthy connections with people. ...Read more

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How can I cope with fibromyalgia?

How can I cope with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: I recommend you work with a doctor who has experience working with fibromyalgia patients. I recommend you do an elimination diet, especially of gluten and dairy. Exercise. Have your hormones checked, too. ...Read more

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I would like to know if anyone lives with a spouse with erectile disorder and how they cope. Can it be treated?

I would like to know if anyone lives with a spouse with erectile disorder and how they cope. Can it be treated?

Erectile dysfunction: Thanks to viagra, many men with ed or erectile dysfunction are much happier. There are other medications like Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) that can help a couple's sex life be more satisfying and meaningful. Ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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How can I cope with cataracts in a 20-something woman?

How can I cope with cataracts in a 20-something woman?

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

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How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

No cure: There is no cure for sle. The key is to control the underlying inflammation as well as possible. Then the symptoms will also be much less severe and the chances of a longer and healthier life will increase. ...Read more

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How can I cope with all my work without causing a flare?

Compertmentalize: Break things down into smaller more manageable tasks and work on one thing at a time. Remember, "how do you eat an elephant?"....One bite at a time. ...Read more

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How can someone live and cope with having wegeners disease?

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How can someone live and cope with having wegeners disease?

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

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How can I cope with depression as a minor?

How can I cope with depression as a minor?

Get help.: Let your parents or guardian know. A school counselor is another option. Trying to handle depression without help, is not a recipe for success. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I cope with not being able to have more children?

How can I cope with not being able to have more children?

Fertility: Counseling is the best way to help, psychologically. However, you always have adoption as another option. There are so many children out there that would love being a part of a family. ...Read more

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My significant other is dealing with grief very harshly. How can I help them?

My significant other is dealing with grief very harshly. How can I help them?

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

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Can you tell me how can people who have a chronic illness cope with it?

Can you tell me how can people who have a chronic illness cope with it?

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

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How can I deal/cope with stressful thoughts?

How can I deal/cope with stressful thoughts?

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

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How can I cope with stress in pregnancy?

How can I cope with stress in pregnancy?

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 more

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Can you tell me how i can overcome depression and move on with life?

Can you tell me how i can overcome depression and move on with life?

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

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How can I cope with a disabled sister?

How can I cope with a disabled sister?

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 more

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How can I cope with being color blind?

How can I cope with being color blind?

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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Help please? How hard is it to live with lupus?

Under: Good guidance and care, now a days treatments are quite effective. Stick to treatments, precautions and labs. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I cope with work-related feet pain?

How can I cope with work-related feet pain?

Insoles: Appropriately designed and cushioned insoles can be particularly helpful. See a podiatrist to get fitted for the most appropriate ones. ...Read more