Humm how do i cope, in the begining not very good. When i got really bad and finally had to say i have to leave my job i called my mother and asked if she could help me....i was 1 day short of a nervous break down. I was at the point of saying i don't care what happens now, i was prepared to crawl in that hole and let things fall where they fall. Meaning lose the job the husband family and friends.....and i quit for the first time in my life....guess what i didn't fall in that hole i lost a shoe or two but i was wanting to go forward and didn't care if i hurt my friends family and husbands feelings since i was putting everyone before me and taking care of everything like i had done all my life. Not a lot of people were ready for that specially my drama and toxic loaded friends (2of them). So i removed all my stress that was possible..job 2 friends and put me first. Now for the doctors, you will love this. When i finally had it because they told me i had to make 3 more appt's with three different docs i was at a military hospital in MD a very
open space and i was pissed cause they could not make them all for one visit as always....i came out and my mom said what's wrong...i told her not to worry about
what i was about
to do....she was like what are you gonna do....i started crying my eyes out to no end.....well medical people came out the wood work and scooted me off to the admin office me still crying and made all my appts in the same day....i got up stop crying on the spot said thank you and said mom lets go...they were in shock, i said sad that a grown woman has to become a child to get her way when the respect of me being an adult didn't matter to them at all. I cope now with the power of changing my diet, removing stress and cry when i darn well please. When seeing a doctor i have my question written down before i go, make them explain meds and even if it takes longer than my 10 mins they had me before the next patient and look all meds up before i take them cause they leave out a lot of things. Prednisone is a wonderful drug for a short time but for me long term not good..always try because what works for me might not work for you and in reverse. Many doctors don't know much about
hives specially chronic uticaria, when i went to the ER i was a tour for the interns since it was rare to see...i visited the ER so much i was like put me where i can see everything, gotta get over being spotted once you except what's going on inch by inch the stress level comes down...please don't think i'm all happy happy joy joy all the time, humor has gotten me thru what going on so far, i can't change what i have become because my body is not listening but i can tell my mouth to smile and my body hears it sometimes(corny i know) well i have babbled wonderful here. E-mail me if you like or keep going thru here, i am long winded as you can see..take care and smile if your body isn't listening your face is and so am i!