What is a Flare-Up Plan?
A flare-up is a sudden increase of symptoms, e.g. pain or fatigue from a chronic condition. Flares are ‘transient’ they will eventually calm down. In the mean time a flare-up plan helps you and your support network to cope by laying out what to do and in what order. A flare-up plan makes sure that you, your Doctors and your family are all working from the same page (literally).
How do the appointments work?
All appointments are via video chat (Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom etc). There is no expectation for you to get out of bed and pajamas are perfectly acceptable attire.
Flare-up planning is a combination session. Step 1 is a 30 minute video chat consultation. During the appointment we will discuss how a flare-up plan works, discuss your most challenging symptoms and how you currently manage them, problem solve challenging symptoms and discuss new management strategies.
Once we’ve discussed how you cope and how you’d like the plan written I move on to step 2. I’ll come up with a draft plan and email it over to you. You can then respond with any corrections, queries or edits you’d like. Once you’re happy with the final version I can also provide paper copies and send copies to other medical professionals or family members at your request.
E-mail, direct message and social media support is available afterwards at no extra cost.
How much does it cost?
£60. This covers a 30 minute video chat consultation and the hour or so it takes me to compile your plan. Free email support is available afterwards if you have any questions or queries. Payment plans are available on request. Payments are made via PayPal or direct bank transfer with just a £5 non-refundable deposit paid before the session to confirm your booking.
How do I book?
If you’re interested in booking this service or you have further questions please use the contact form below to get in touch. Appointments are available to people worldwide excluding The USA and Canada. If you’re not from the UK please let me know which time zone you’re in when getting in touch to avoid confusion during the booking process.