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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-10 02:54 PM
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53. Sweetie, don't freak out. My stuff turned into psoriasis
and it's really manageable. When I start breaking out, it's just a signal to lose some stress and be good to myself. It's just a reminder. And, before you know it, treating yourself better gets to be a habit.

There's really no "lose" there. :hug:
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  -When I first found out I lost ma job I had my first panic attack...nausea, vomiting xultar  Apr-06-10 08:49 AM   #0 
  - Why would a doctor care that you're on COBRA?  NeedleCast   Apr-06-10 08:51 AM   #1 
  - I don't know just concerned that they may treat it differently. Things have changed  xultar   Apr-06-10 11:04 AM   #31 
     - Even if she is a right-wing wacko, you can find a new doctor easy enough  NeedleCast   Apr-06-10 11:11 AM   #33 
  - There's nothing wrong with being on COBRA  tammywammy   Apr-06-10 08:53 AM   #2 
  - I know, it is just Drs being so strange and stuff, and I live in the south  xultar   Apr-06-10 01:56 PM   #43 
  - sounds like hives  WhiteTara   Apr-06-10 08:53 AM   #3 
  - I thought you got a new job?  WolverineDG   Apr-06-10 08:53 AM   #4 
  - I know it sounds odd, but cider vinegar helps for a while--  coffeenap   Apr-06-10 08:56 AM   #5 
  - I know about panic attacks  madokie   Apr-06-10 09:01 AM   #6 
  - As far as stress goes, do you have any physical activities you do?  closeupready   Apr-06-10 09:07 AM   #7 
  - I'm doing the walking thing and now since I'm working I have access to a gym.  xultar   Apr-06-10 11:08 AM   #32 
     - Yes, good - it's very important not to let your energies stew.  closeupready   Apr-06-10 12:40 PM   #38 
  - I take Zyrtec to relieve the itching from my occasional hives. nt  Saturday   Apr-06-10 09:09 AM   #8 
  - Unless COBRA reimburses like MedicAid, I wouldn't worry about it.  eShirl   Apr-06-10 09:12 AM   #9 
  - Cobra is not a company. It is continuation of your previous insurance,  HERVEPA   Apr-06-10 10:00 AM   #22 
     - Did I say it was a company?  eShirl   Apr-06-10 10:14 AM   #23 
        - Shouldn't have used the word company. Rest of my post is valid.  HERVEPA   Apr-06-10 11:52 AM   #35 
  - Don't worry about telling your doc, just go get the help you need.  merh   Apr-06-10 09:13 AM   #10 
  - Benadryl might help with the hives.  smokey nj   Apr-06-10 09:14 AM   #11 
  - I feel Benadryl is such a godsend. It really helps with my allergies,  closeupready   Apr-06-10 09:36 AM   #19 
  - Benadryl helps cuz it makes me go to sleep. So does Advil PM  xultar   Apr-06-10 01:50 PM   #41 
  - Docs don't long as you have insurance  SocialistLez   Apr-06-10 09:17 AM   #12 
  - I had the same reaction to stress 2 months ago.  alittlelark   Apr-06-10 09:18 AM   #13 
  - Really! I didn't know about the showers, that is exactly what I did  xultar   Apr-06-10 02:42 PM   #50 
  - I've had chronic hives for about 3 years now...  HughMoran   Apr-06-10 09:20 AM   #14 
  - Check your laudry detergent - I get hives/eczema in sensitive places from some of them  csziggy   Apr-06-10 03:35 PM   #56 
     - I went through the detergent thing as well  HughMoran   Apr-06-10 03:55 PM   #57 
        - I think I've developed a tolerance for Zyrtec  csziggy   Apr-06-10 05:20 PM   #60 
  - Aveno cream can help with the welts -- and NO SCRATCHING! HANDS OFF!  Brickbat   Apr-06-10 09:23 AM   #15 
  - Weed is a great stress reducer  panader0   Apr-06-10 09:24 AM   #16 
  - Have a friend with a milder case of this  Cruzan   Apr-06-10 09:30 AM   #17 
  - Yep, Costco sells a bottle of 365 pills for less than $20.  HughMoran   Apr-06-10 10:20 AM   #26 
  - don't worry about cobra coverage -- it is merely the extension of your old insurance  cap   Apr-06-10 09:34 AM   #18 
  - xultar, you should let your Dr. know.  Blue Diadem   Apr-06-10 09:41 AM   #20 
  - an antihistimine might help  notadmblnd   Apr-06-10 09:46 AM   #21 
  - I read recently that a regimen of vitamins can help with stress. Look into it.  Bonobo   Apr-06-10 10:17 AM   #24 
  - vitamin b is very good for nerves  cap   Apr-07-10 05:51 AM   #61 
  - I had a similar first experience.  Turbineguy   Apr-06-10 10:20 AM   #25 
  - Hives. I had them once after a spider bite reaction. Dr. put me on  kestrel91316   Apr-06-10 10:20 AM   #27 
  - Losign one's job can be a life changing experience. it was for me...  BrklynLiberal   Apr-06-10 10:28 AM   #28 
  - Chamomile tea works wonders for me...  JuniperLea   Apr-06-10 10:45 AM   #29 
  - I had panic attacks for years - heart palpitations, hives, etc. but they went away with thyroid med  1776Forever   Apr-06-10 10:46 AM   #30 
  - Not a single person at the doctor's office will know you are on COBRA  riderinthestorm   Apr-06-10 11:16 AM   #34 
  - That is the key problem. I'm so afraid of messing up @ the new job  xultar   Apr-06-10 02:39 PM   #48 
     - Right, so get to the doctor to get the meds to get this under control!  riderinthestorm   Apr-06-10 02:53 PM   #52 
     - Don't look back..just keep moving forward...  HipChick   Apr-06-10 03:19 PM   #55 
  - if otc allergy meds don't work, read up on "Shingles".  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-06-10 11:56 AM   #36 
  - OMG I'd totally die if that was it. I hear that is miserable.  xultar   Apr-06-10 01:40 PM   #39 
  - That's the shitty thing about it: you don't. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-06-10 03:13 PM   #54 
  - When I first contracted HIV I came down with a terrible case of shingles  Roon   Apr-07-10 06:20 AM   #62 
  - Sounds like hives. When I was still married  EFerrari   Apr-06-10 12:03 PM   #37 
  - Haven't even gotten married yet. THANK GAWD!!!  xultar   Apr-06-10 02:36 PM   #47 
  - Less caffeine, more weed, exercise, good sex, and regulate your breathing  TheKentuckian   Apr-06-10 01:46 PM   #40 
  - It's been so long since I danced the horizontal mambo I'm applying  xultar   Apr-06-10 02:00 PM   #44 
     - LOL! I sympathize. I had fixed that but its heading back in the wrong direction  TheKentuckian   Apr-06-10 02:18 PM   #46 
     - LOL! I know exactly what you mean!  Raksha   Apr-07-10 11:59 AM   #67 
  - I think you may have Shingles. The Zoster virus is really activated through stress and  arthritisR_US   Apr-06-10 01:55 PM   #42 
  - I'd totally lose it if that were the case. Just bury my ass.  xultar   Apr-06-10 02:13 PM   #45 
     - Hold yourself together xultar! If it is shingles, you've already been coping with them  riderinthestorm   Apr-06-10 02:41 PM   #49 
     - Sweetie, don't freak out. My stuff turned into psoriasis  EFerrari   Apr-06-10 02:54 PM   #53 
     - Shingles can be managed. When you're better, get a shingles vaccination while it's on your mind.  Hekate   Apr-06-10 05:09 PM   #59 
     - I know this has been a trying time love but you hang in there ((xultar)). n/t  arthritisR_US   Apr-07-10 11:49 AM   #66 
  - How did I miss you getting a new job?  Born_A_Truman   Apr-06-10 02:45 PM   #51 
  - Hives, and they're no joke. DO tell you doc about this stress reaction. You may need prednisone...  Hekate   Apr-06-10 04:45 PM   #58 
  - xultar, there's a product called Rescue Remedy that can be found...  I Have A Dream   Apr-07-10 06:52 AM   #63 
  - OK I called My mom  mstinamotorcity   Apr-07-10 07:16 AM   #64 
  - Try "Itch-X" gel. It's an over-the-counter remedy. Whenever  japple   Apr-07-10 11:10 AM   #65 
  - Locking  cbayer   Apr-07-10 12:41 PM   #68 

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