Are you missing out on treatments that could help you?

There are a variety of effective treatments for most conditions. Unfortunately, some are not well-known and can take a lot of time and effort to find. There is a solution.


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Discovering Treatments

When you have a chronic health condition, you want to know your options for treatment and symptom management. This is especially true if your current treatment isn't helping enough or is too expensive.

There are a variety of diagnostic tests, therapies, medications and alternative treatments. So how do you find them?

Doctors: Doctors recommend treatments they're familiar with, which is a subset of possible treatments. If you don't have success with a particular doctor, you can try a new doctor with a different approach such as a specialist or an alternative medicine practitioner (i.e., naturopathy, Chinese medicine, chiropractic). The downside to this approach is that it can be a slow and expensive process.

Research: Treatments can be discovered by searching online. It takes a lot of skill, time and luck because information is scattered across many websites (medical, health, forums, blogs, videos, etc.) and it varies in quality. Some treatments are so under-publicized that you have to know what you're looking for to find them.

Patients: One of the best ways to improve a chronic illness is to learn from those with the same disease. By sharing what we've tried, we become aware of the different approaches and their results. BeingChronic was created for this purpose — it's a place where people with chronic health conditions can share their treatments and stories, and discover what others are doing.

BeingChronic is a new website. We need your help! What have you tried to treat your condition? How do you manage your symptoms? Is it helping? By sharing, you help others struggling with the same condition. Have you cured your condition or improved it? Please add it here — you could make a difference in someone’s life.

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