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A Look at HIV/AIDS

Posted 12-23-2013 04:13 PM by ChristaIB
Updated 12-26-2013 05:11 PM by ChristaIB

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December is International AIDS Awareness Month.

Those of us who came of age in the '80s remember when AIDS first made the news. For many of us, the onset of AIDS marked a turning point: before AIDS, sex was something you could look forward to; after AIDS, it was something that could kill. Not only did AIDS kill with frightening efficiency, it did so in the most debilitating, horrifying, and dehumanizing way possible. For many, it was a death sentence.
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Hashimoto's & AutoImmune Disorder

Posted 06-27-2012 06:28 AM by Apache Kristy

I'm 20 and I have had a 'bad' thyroid since I was about 13. We figured that I would end up with Hypothyroid because my mother has it, as did her mother and her grandmother. Out of five children, I was the one that got it. And unfortunatly, I think my Little sister will too. But a few months ago, after YEARS of bouncing between dosage on thyroid medication, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease and AutoImmune Disorder. I'm still not 100% sure on what that means. My doctor (whom I actually liked...
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I am so sick and not sleeping

Posted 04-01-2012 08:49 AM by Deb5887
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I've been very sick with many diseases and disorders for quite awhile. I am so sick and not sleeping, evidently due to this hyperthyroidism whose cause hasn't been established. I'm intelligent, but I sound like I'm not when I lack sleep.

I was diagnosed with psoriasis, Hepatitis C, psoriatic arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Cirrhosis (from the Hep C) and my doctor has told me my thyroid is overactive, but he's given no real diagnosis on that yet. I'm tired of feeling crappy.
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I'm new here, insomniac and confused!

Posted 03-29-2012 11:52 PM by Deb5887
Updated 03-30-2012 02:26 PM by Administrator

Not knowing where to start, I'm going to list the diseases and disorders I have to contend with:

Psoriatic Arthritis
Hepatitis C
Hyperthyrodism (Uptake tests tomorrow 3/30)
Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

The hyperthyroidism is in the process of being diagnosed. I took my radioiodine pill today and tomorrow I go for a number of tests. They call it an uptake test, but maybe there are more than...
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Posted 01-24-2011 10:17 AM by epic frustratio

I really just want a name.People are not understanding when you have so many symptoms without a name.I feel like the more symptoms easier it should b to diagnose. That said fibro seems like wastebasket for undiagnosed.Even the commercials for lyrica as treatment seems condescending....over sensitive nerves,whatever. Sounds like it's your fault or should be in your control
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