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I'M STILL ALIVE AND KICKING

ShelaKay42
  • By ShelaKay42 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Hello Friends, I'm still here slots been going on this past year I've been getting closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day I rededicated my life to him and I am a born again Christian. I walk ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Looking for answers, lots of questions!!!!

nikkilee23
  • By nikkilee23 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 47 replies
  • Im slightly disappointed. As my first post received many replies and lots of help, not so much on my last post. I have some questions that ive done a little research on, but cant seem to find too much ...

Testosterone cream

john1982
  • By john1982 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • I think it's my 2nd time posting about this topic, but truly feel it helps over everything else. For women, i'm not sure how much (if any) is recommended. Longtime sufferer of CFS combined with PsA. (PsA ...

Losing my personality

beachdog
  • By beachdog · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 56 replies
  • As I get weaker I don't have the energy to find interest in things so my world is shrinking. I'm doing so many things to keep healthy but the fatigue just won't let me go. When I have a bad few days I ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

amarettosour
  • By amarettosour · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 677 replies
  • Happy New Years To All Inspire Members! I decided to start a journal for gratitude for the new year in 2013. 2013 is behind us and its time to move forward. This journal has transformed my life in 2013 ...

Finally Dr who knows about sarcoidosis

roshan57
  • By roshan57 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • For 2 years I have suffered with sarcoidosis from specialist to specialist Finally I have an excellent DR at Sansum medical clinic santabarbara. after a broncos copy He found out I have a severe Lung ...

Swelling

Denise1973
  • By Denise1973 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • I have been having an issue lately and I am unsure what is the reason for it but my stomach is swelling. Not just a little bloating I mean swelling like i am 6 months pregnant. I have tried prilosec and ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

Sources sought for article about co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/13/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) is seeking more people to interview for an article she is researching on ...

new here

Denise1973
  • By Denise1973 · New reply March 4, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • I am new to this site. I have been in a lot of pain and severely depressed lately and would like to find support from people who are either suffering from the same or know someone who is ...

Ready to give up!

Liv2be1
  • By Liv2be1 · New reply February 27, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • I am very depressed right now. I hate this illness. I am getting very tired of pretending like I can do THIS, live that is . my children have always been my motivating factor in my life since my diagnosis ...

My health journey

trobes7x
  • By trobes7x · New reply February 25, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • The Past few years have been very tough but it has made me stronger. Still no diagnosis, But I am fighting ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
  • Journal · 180 replies
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

Losses

michsail
  • By michsail · New reply February 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with chronic fatigue syndrome · 1 reply
  • I lost my mom not quite a month ago to lung cancer. Because of the severity of my health conditions this past two yrs I had not been to see her for almost 18 months. I came up here to Arkansas the first ...

A Site for Adolescents Dealing with Pain - Check it out!

VTway
  • By VTway · Posted January 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • There is unfortunately an increasing number of young people dealing with chronic pain issues. But along with being young and dealing with pain, come unique problems not suffered by adults. While Inspire ...

Ancient Chinese torture/aka nerve ablation

CoCoJo
  • By CoCoJo · New reply January 13, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • I survived Friday! It was just as bad as I feared and then some. I had to be awake while my doc tested the nerves for pain and then tested for motor function. They need you awake because they can't actually ...

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