Another diagnosis? How do you cope?

Dr Gary
By Dr GaryCA Latest Reply 2013-09-27 10:51:32 -0500
Started 2013-09-22 15:01:42 -0500

“I just got hit with a new diagnosis. Now what do I do?”

A new diagnosis means change. New symptoms, maybe limitations. Treatment regimens. Adjusting your routine to accommodate additional medications. Concerns about interactions and side effects. Lifestyle changes. Annoying, if not downright disruptive. And what does all of this mean for the future?

The normal reaction to the challenge of a new diagnosis – no matter how expected or unexpected, denied or dreaded – is to feel some combination of fear, uncertainty and doubt, along with a lot of other emotions.

In many ways, dealing with a new diagnosis can leave you feeling like you did when you were first diagnosed. Sure you’ve been here before. But that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier when you find yourself here again.

It’s time to add some more muscle to your coping skills. I wrote an article that you might want to check out. Here is the link:

Have you had to deal with additional diagnoses? If so, what was it like for you? Any experiences and wisdom to share? Need some support?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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