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Year of Gratitude- 2014

  • By amarettosour · New reply yesterday at 12:42 pm
  • Journal · 680 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 ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • April is MAKE A DIFFERENCE Sarcoidosis Awareness Month ... Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) Many people have never heard of the disease, let alone the treatments and causes. Sarcoidosis is an ...

Seeking More Natural Therapies

  • By Hannah7287 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • As I fill up my daily medicine container for the week I am sickened by the number of pills I take. 17, plus 3 others on an "as needed" basis, then vitamins to top it all off. And the number of prescriptions ...

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

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • 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 ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • The responsibility for saving us and leading us to our best lives, is our responsibility and our responsibility alone. The person with the most power over our lives will always be the person looking back ...

Gastric Bypass??? Yes or No?

  • By paladin1954 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Weight loss · 0 replies
  • It is true that there are those who suffer through traumatic experiences after having the gastric bypass surgery. I am a success case. Before the surgery I weighed almost 400 lbs. I had terrible sleep ...

am I or am I not

  • By cecchful · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Diabetes · 0 replies
  • was diagnosed with borderline diabetes in 2009 I was told if I lost weight it would help...the reason I was overweight by 40 lbs. was they had me on a drug that caused it and also caused bone loss and ...

Please help

  • By Quackyduck03 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Autoimmune diseases · 0 replies
  • I feel as though nobody not even my parents believe what keeps happening to me it think I have dysautonomia, but have no idea how to approach my cardiologist with this , my parents just think it's panic ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · Posted April 8, 2014
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  • (Yes this message is long bit so essential to all those out there fighting to save their own lives. May these words give you the strength and the courage you are looking for to Stand Up, Suit Up and FIGHT ...

We Are At War

  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply April 3, 2014
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  • You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. What defines us is how well we rise after falling.... everybody falls, everyone at one time or another has beaten by life ...

Walking By Faith

  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply April 3, 2014
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  • Being diagnosed with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis along with a few other things has taught me truly what it to Walk by Faith and Not By Sight. We all need to be encouraged when it comes to stepping out in faith ...

Leg or Foot Massage Devices???

  • By Duvie · New reply March 23, 2014
  • Journal · 57 replies
  • Wondering if anyone uses a massage device and how well it works. Jo and I sometimes suffer with our legs wanting to cramp up. Jo even has problems with her left arm occasionally. If anyone can give us ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · Posted March 20, 2014
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  • There is NO cure for Sarcoidosis, but giving into Pain Anger Fear Frustration is Not An Option! As we ALL shall be Fighters to the end in this Battle against Sarcoidosis! As we continue to grow in numbers ...

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

  • 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

  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • 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

  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • 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 ...

Remedy 4 Severe Migraine & Nausea

  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply March 16, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Today I woke up with the the most excruciating migraine. WHich for me is one of my symptoms of Sarcoidosis. I could barely lift my head off the pillow or hold my head up. I was seriously nauseated, throwing ...

starting dental implants

  • By kattease · New reply March 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Pain · 1 reply
  • I have started my implant surgery and wanted to know how bad is the pain and if they are successful ...

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

  • 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 ...

urinary tract infections and cystitis

  • By nineteen2 · Posted March 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Women's health · 0 replies
  • I have had ongoing urinary tract infections. I also have cystitis. Last week I had such pressure and saw the urologist. He saw some white blood cells in urine so sent it for a cytology. He also did a ...