Chronic Illness Treatments: Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em?

Chronic Illness- Changing Course- (3)

As Kenny Rogers sang in The Gambler:

"You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em..."

It can be difficult to make treatment decisions, especially if your thought-processes are clouded by pain, and/or lack of sleep. The medication you take can give you brain fog and leave you with that pea soup sort of thinking that makes you wonder whether what you are doing is working.

When you live with a chronic illness, certain changes can help you feel better. Whether it is a change in medication, a new exercise (emotional, mental or physical) or a new diet, you may question whether what you are currently doing is actually working.

How do you know when it’s time to move on to something else?

On HealthCentral.com, I provide a template to guide you in your decision-making. See: 6 Tips For Knowing When to Change Your Course with Chronic Illness.

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