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Dealing with the discomfort and pain of mesothelioma

Since your mesothelioma diagnosis, you probably began a treatment regimen formulated by your doctors. It could include surgery, chemotherapy and other measures designed to help delay the inevitable. Even though you know that your illness is terminal, it doesn't mean you can't do what you can to enjoy the time you may have left.

Your doctors may prescribe medications to help alleviate your discomfort and pain, but you may not want to use them for whatever reason. Fortunately, you may find an alternative treatment that gives you relief you need without some of the side effects that come with medications.

Alternatives to medication

When choosing an alternative to medication, you may find the information overwhelming. The list below outlines some options that offered others relief when used:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Herbal supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Aromatherapy
  • Light therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Meditation
  • Reflexology
  • Yoga

You may already be aware of some of these alternative treatments and others. More than likely, well-meaning friends and family give you suggestions of what may help you.

What should you choose?

It may take some trial and error to find what combination helps you feel better. The alternative treatments you choose are as unique as you are. Numerous approaches to either conventional or alternative medicine exist for this reason. It's possible that you will settle on a regimen that provides you with relief for the mental and physical aspects of your condition.

Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to make sure that your choices don't interfere with the treatment regimen set by your doctors. At this point, anything you put into your body could make a difference. The real question is whether that difference is a help or a hindrance.

Meanwhile, how are you paying for your treatment?

Treating your condition doesn't come cheap. The financial impact of your situation may not be helping aid in your treatment. Exploring your legal options to help with the monetary aspect of your illness could help alleviate the stress and frustration you may feel. As the medical bills pile up, your stress level may reach a point where it does further damage to your body.

A legal advocate could provide you with avenues to pursue the compensation you deserve. Obtaining some financial relief could help defray the costs associated with treating your mesothelioma. Taking legal action may not be considered an alternative treatment, but anything that helps reduce your stress at this time could help.

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