Whether you have a chronic health condition, are a caregiver or just trying to make it through another day, you can lessen your crazy factor by paying intentional attention to the task at hand.
Medications are a great example of needing to pay intentional attention to what's in front of you. But intentional attention is more than focusing. When you intentionally pay attention your mental, physical and spiritual energy energy are pointed to one thing. And that leads to positive changes in your everyday life.
It's all about finding your Peace by Piece.
To you most Peaceful self!
.You keep track of you all the medications you take. But do you also keep track of all the supplements, vitamins, essential oils and other complimentary medicine?
When updating your medication list,you need to add these items. Make sure to include:
Make sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if there are any side effects or interactions with anything you take. Many supplements may interfere with your prescribed medications..
For more information on supplements, click here
To your most peaceful and healthy self
Have you been taking medications for so long that you don't even know what you are taking anymore? Or why you are taking it? And for what condition? Maybe you are supposed to take certain medications at specific times of the day. Do you still take them as directed? It's easy to forget the specifics when you are taking multiple medications.
Keeping on top of your medication list, why you take them and taking as prescribed are all important aspects of being your best medical information advocate. Therefore, you should always keep a list with you or have it accessible online.
Remember, you are your own best information manager. It is up to you to keep your information current and updated in order to get the best results and information from others.
Make that date with your pharmacist and find out how you can optimize your medications and use them wisely
To your wellness success!.
Living with Lupus, I take a lot of medications. Every morning I count out from each bottle and swoosh them all down all at once. One of them medications I am supposed to take one pill twice a day, but I just take them all in the am. I'm afraid I'll forget.
But then I went to a fabulous seminar through the Lupus Foundation of MN where Dr. Jennifer Chen held a round table discussion on how to maximize your medications. It was awesome! I think mostly because we share in the same line of thinking that you have to be an active member in your health care. Not only with your physician, but with your pharmacist too. They go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Dr. Chen has graciously agreed that I can share her informational handout with you to be used as a resource. You can download it HERE.
When you have completed the download,make sure to save in an electronic medical file. You can either save on your electronic device or in the cloud. Then populate the fields and print. Update as appropriate and save as a new, updated document.
To your most peace-nut butter and jelly self!
Sometimes I get really anxious when I go to see my doctor. It's silly really. I know these people. It's not like they are going to bite me. But I still get nervous. Like I did something wrong because my lab numbers aren't what they should be. It's what I imagine being sent to the principal's office would be like.
It's taken some time and for the most part I have lost the anxiety. And you should too. When you are in a state of anxiety or fear it is difficult to create an open dialogue with your doctor. Sure they have those important initials after their name, but you have a voice in your health care. You are actually in the power position because it really comes down to what you want to achieve.
As healthcare is moving to online appointments and having the patient be a more active participant in their healthcare,make sure you are comfortable in speaking honestly and openly with your providers.
Before leaving make sure you understand everything. They will wait. Just gently ask them to give you a minute to review and acknowledge that they are busy.
To Your Most Peaceful, and Powerful Self
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