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849d

At what point should I ask my doctor about a mobility aid and how do I bring it up?

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    • laidir

      837d

      Just go out and buy one. That’s what I did

    • laidir

      837d

      Just go out and buy one. That’s what I did

    • Collagent

      846d

      Honestly I'd say if moving hurts it's a good idea to bring it up! Maybe get a walking stick and see if it helps, they're the least expensive mobility aid I can think of

    • brookek99

      847d

      If you already have an EDS diagnosis I’d say talk to your doctor! Otherwise you could buy your own online or in a store and they don’t check that you have a diagnosis to buy something and use it

    • StarrySystems

      848d

      I didn't strictly talk to my doctor about it but if you want equipment that is custom for you I think you should. Personally I started using mobility aids the moment my Mom got her head out of her ass and realized I wasn't exaggerating my pain with walking and I think that if you're in pain and you think a mobility device will help you be in less pain you should get a mobility aid. Good luck

    • wise

      849d

      I didn't ask my doctor ever, I just started buying stuff I needed and no one ever questioned it. it's not like my insurance would ever cover mobility aids anyway

    • Flightlessbird

      849d

      I asked the moment I felt I needed one. If the doctor mentions the fear of becoming reliant on it or you're too young, make sure to tell them it is an aid to get your life back not to inhibit it. When you bring it up just mention the struggles and why you feel it will enhance your life.

    • littlebug

      849d

      really whenever you feel you need it and just be straight forward

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