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Chronic Illness And How To Seek Help

 

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How To Deal With Chronic Illness

If you suffer from a long-term health condition, you may find yourself struggling to keep up with your work, family life and other responsibilities. You might not be able to work as much as you’d like to and fall behind on rent and bill payments. The last thing you need when suffering illness is to also fall into massive debt. Here are a few ideas on how to tackle your illness head on and receive support as you do so.

 

Mental Health

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People who suffer mental health conditions are often prescribed tablets to help them continue with their day to day lives. SSRIs, diazepam, propranolol. You name it, there’s a pill to help with it. This can help many to get on with their lives, but sometimes pills aren’t always the best route to take. Individuals can become heavily dependent upon them. They might experience terrible withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to give them up.

 

 

This can result in more time taken off. There are alternatives available for those who don’t want to be medicated. Therapies and counselling sessions are great and will deal with the cause of your mental illness rather than simply try to alleviate the symptoms. Therapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) will help you understand your own mind and work your way around issues.

This is aimed more to curing you, rather than just making your symptoms less severe. If you like, you can combine medication and therapy. As you can expect, all of this takes a lot of time and is exhausting. Your mental illness could prevent you from working as much as you’d like to and you can begin to struggle. Find professional support in your area. You will be able to find out what benefits you could be eligible for while you’re suffering from your condition.

 

Systematic Mastocytosis

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Systematic mastocytosis affects numerous adults. It is a condition where mast cells gather in body tissues, such as the skin, internal organs and bones. Individuals will suffer episodes of illness. These include skin reactions (such as itching and flushing), gut symptoms (such as vomiting and diarrhoea), muscle and joint pain or mood changes, headaches and symptoms of fatigue.

If you suffer from this condition, there will be times when you cannot work. Whilst you are being treated for the illness, consider getting SSDI for systematic mastocytosis. This stands for Social Security Disability Insurance, which could tide you over during times of sickness.

 

Advice for Students

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If you are a student, most universities offer on-campus doctors and counselling. Find out how to access these and talk through the problems that you are experiencing. University staff are there to help you and can be very understanding.

You might be struggling to meet deadlines. Let your head of department or personal tutor know. They may be able to alter your deadlines. If you have exams, you could be allocated extra time or be able to take your exam in a separate room. If your grades slip due to personal issues, you could have your work taken under mitigating circumstances, which means the marker will be aware of issues and difficulties you’ve faced whilst composing your work.

 

They may be able to alter your deadlines. If you have exams, you could be allocated extra time or be able to take your exam in a separate room. If your grades slip due to personal issues, you could have your work taken under mitigating circumstances, which means the marker will be aware of issues and difficulties you’ve faced whilst composing your work.

There is always help available if you know where to look.

 

 

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