There are many fears and anxieties with facing the Emergency Room when you have chronic illness. Find out why people with difficult to diagnose conditions often have a hard time going in, and steps you can take to overcome these fears and have a better experience dealing with ER doctors in this post from Zebra Pit contributing writer, Pamela Jessen.
I am terrified of the dentist!!! I have a wonderful care provider who is gentle and kind but having to go see him, even for a cleaning, requires medication for anxiety. I was there recently for a cleaning, the right side one week and the left side the next Here I am, high on Ativan, … Continue reading Dental Care And Chronic Illness
This is one of those posts where I try to reconcile what happened at my last doctor’s appointment, which means it is stream of consciousness and I am pretty angry. It was my appointment with an allergist and mast cell/eosinophilic specialist here in Cincinnati. It was my initial consultation with this doctor and while I … Continue reading MCAS & Doctors Disbelieving Patients
Trying to piece together the puzzle of exceptionally poor retention of memory, childhood trauma, medical PTSD and their relationship with each other. How a minor surgery offered a major epiphany.
Tips on how to find a specialist to diagnose your rare disease, how to prepare for your appointment and what you need to provide so your specialist can make the best diagnosis possible.