We are a social network that accommodates all persons who undergo medical treatments that influences mental health. The bedrock of our community is acceptance, empathy and willingness to offer and receive social support. MediBee Community is an open environment and online community that can be accessed 24/7 - as a user, the contact of the like-minded will never be further away than your phone or computer.
MediBee Community is a safe place to open up conversations about mental health; a place where patients can exchange experiences and perspectives, find support, and where we all can become more aware of the role that both medical treatments and mental well-being play in our lives.
Would you like to contribute and put this taboo into words?
- Share your thoughts and experiences on our mutual feed 'The View'
- Comment on your own and others' statuses
- Offer your support and receive it from others with the 'support' feature
- Take photos or record videos you can share with other MediBees
To create a safe setting, it is not possible to share content from the app, as is the case with other well-known social networks. You can be sure that your activity is kept private, as it cannot be seen by family, friends and acquaintances like it is the case when you join groups on other social media sites.
MediBee Community is developed by a voluntary association - contact us if you want to find out more about our organization or want to volunteer.
How are patients affected by symptoms and side-effects?
Side-effects occur most often when one, as a patient, feel that the initial symptoms of one’s illness or condition start to return. It varies greatly how and when such a crisis shows its face over the course of a "normal" harmless medical treatment. Although the medication is taken as directed, and although family, friends and colleagues are often involved in the course of treatment, unbelievably many of us realize that the planned treatment does not really work as planned. For many of us, medicine has not helped to ensure a better life - on the contrary, it has given us more to battle with during and after our treatments.
It is indescribably difficult to live with both symptoms and medical side effects; they cause one to keep taking medicine in order not to break down. If one stops taking medicine cold turkey, it translates to months, sometimes even years, of experiences with medical side-effects. Side-effects can be made up of many different things, but common for them all is that they make it almost impossible to distinguish between whether the symptoms of one's illness have returned and worsened, or if one is actually “just” experience medical side-effects. Compared to the point where one was still consuming medicine, it becomes even harder to detect the state of one’s health.