Taking on health challenges alone is a hard game to play. Some days you might not have energy, be in pain, or even have symptoms that you can’t explain. Some conditions can make your brain foggy during regular activities. In these situations, don’t panic or go down a negative path, ask for help instead! Getting help with your health is a way to get better faster and maybe discover something you didn’t know. Let’s take a look at some basic tips to help you ask for help when you’re going through a health problem.
Don’t Downplay Symptoms
Disclosing symptoms to others can be challenging, especially if you are a perfectionist or not wanting to bother other people. After all, other people worrying about you can trigger feelings of inadequacy or that you’re letting others down. It’s easy to simply say you’re fine and call it a day. That said, I recommend that you let your loved ones and doctor know what is happening as soon as you can. Telling the truth will help you find answers and get better so much faster. Not to mention that you will also have physical or emotional support that is often needed with illness.
Have Questions and Feelings (physical and emotional) Ready
It can be challenging to speak to a medical professional or loved ones when you’ve only got a vague idea of what you are experiencing. So when it comes to asking for help, be specific about what you want to know, or what you’d like help with. Noting symptoms and feelings can save you time and effort when you don’t feel good.
Maybe you’re living with quite a few chronic symptoms, but starting with the worst can help you get help and relief faster. Ask your doctor about options for treatment and what to expect the outcome will be. For example, if you have eczema that hasn’t gone away, ask about different kinds of products on the market, such as Adbry, and how they might help you. Be specific and keep your questions moving.
Be Honest About Your Feelings
What’s holding you back from asking for help? A little bit of guilt, perhaps? This tends to be true for people who have asked for help a lot in the past and feel like a burden to those around them. Some other people feel bad for not coping on their own. Regardless of your specific reason, I recommend that you talk to someone about it. Your feelings are valid but that doesn’t mean that others consider you a burden. Know that emotional state has a huge impact on our physical health.
Getting help with your health is one of those things that can be put off or completely ignored. I know that if you are sick you really just want to feel better. Asking for help from loved ones and your healthcare team is one way to do that. Take care of yourself by letting others know what you are experiencing and feeling. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get the answers and solutions you truly want.