When a flare-up happens, it can throw a wrench in your plans. That being said, a flare-up can be just the reminder you need to prioritize your health. Let’s look at the best ways to cope with a chronic illness flare-up.
Take Inventory on Your Health
If you’ve been lax on making sure you’re taking care of yourself, now’s the time to get back on track. Take a look back at your food, medication and symptom diaries. Can you pinpoint any triggers? Make sure to record anything you think might have led to your current flare-up. Then plan to recommit to sticking to your journals and your healthcare plan.
Take It Easy
While it can be tempting to push through your flare-up, your body needs rest. That show you’ve been hearing great things about? Now’s a great time to binge-watch it. The stack of books or comics you’ve been meaning to read? Make a dent! Audiobooks or podcasts you’ve wanted to listen to? Get on it! The point is, you have to give your chance a body to recuperate, and that means taking a break from your to-do list.
Spend Quality Time with Friends and Family
If you’re feeling well enough for company, take the opportunity to invite friends over or to have a low-key family night. You can take your time with conversations, play a game, or enjoy a favorite movie. Flare-ups are no fun, but they are a good reminder to take stock of your priorities and spend time with loved ones.
Make Your Health a Priority at Infusion Express
If IV infusions are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. So, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
Because we’re invested in helping you live your best life, we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.