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  1. Starting point forums

    1. Just joined - what to do now & forum hints 'n' tips

      If you have just joined, learn how the forum works and other useful forum tips.. Please start your topics in the Welcome lounge or General discussion and news forums, unless your topic is about useful forum tips.

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    2. Welcome lounge

      Introduce yourself, say hello and write a quick bio of yourself. We suggest you start a new thread using the 'New Thread' button. To greet or reply to someone elses introduction please reply to their thread.

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      • colette
    3. General discussion and news

      This forum is for general discussions, news and questions relating to Addison's. If you do not know where to post a message, simply post it here! After the discussion has run its course the moderators may move the messages to a more appropriate section of the forum.

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      • ralphtotty
    4. Chat Area

      For people to share good news, personal achievements and catch up on some ABA (Anything But Addison's). This may be a good cooking recipe, or something positive that happened at work. Please remember that messages should conform to the ADSHG House Rules, ie no jokes, circulars or ads.

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      • jennifer1
    5. Forum house rules

      Membership rules, disclaimer, copyright and privacy policy

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  2. Living well forums

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      • antcox
    2. Crisis management

      What happens in an Addisonian crisis? What kinds of illness or injury can trigger a crisis? How do you prevent it happening again? What about Injection kits or medical jewellery?

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      • tom9rocky
    3. Hospitals & endocrinologists

      Information & personal recommendations regarding hospitals & endocrinological services thoughout the UK

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      • proselady1
    4. Managing illness

      You need to increase your medication to cope with illness. How much extra and for how long?

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      • whisperit
    5. Medication & drug news

      Careful timing for each dose helps to keep us feeling our best. When and how many times a day? How much do we need? What happens if you take too much or too little? Adjusting for hot weather? What about DHEA?

      3,246
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      • helenc
    6. Dentistry & surgery

      Dental treatment or surgical procedures may require extra steroid cover. How should it be administered and for what types of treatments?

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      • eskimo
    7. Day to day living with Addisons

      Should I always carry an injection kit and other day to day matters...?

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      • paulali
    8. Living with other conditions

      Often Addison's is not the only medical condition people have to manage as other auto-immune conditions may also be present.

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      • suep1954
    9. Addison's from secondary causes

      For issues where adrenal failure has been triggered by a pituitary problem, eg. steroid suppression, Sheehan's, Cushings.

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      • marlo
    10. Recently diagnosed

      If you are new to Addison's discuss and learn the essentials

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      • annelben
    11. Exercise & fitness

      Having Addison's disease does not stop you being fit. But it does mean you need to plan your fitness regime and adjust your medication accordingly

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      • Badger
    12. Food & diet

      Is Atkins really bad for you? Can you have too much salt? What does a balanced diet mean?

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      • kgwhite
    13. Young people and their families

      Here you can discuss any specific issues facing children, teenagers and their families.

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      • mcolgo
    14. Disability allowances and employment issues

      Unsure what your entitlements might be for disability assistance in education or employment? Discuss your entitlement and how to claim or appeal for Disability Living Allowance and Disabled Student Allowance.

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      • chanilm
    15. Long term well-being

      How do you distinguish the general health problems associated with getting older from problems that can be part of your Addison's?

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      • kgwhite
    16. Pregnancy

      It is possible to have a healthy pregnancy and normal childbirth with Addison's, provided you ensure you receive good medical care.

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      • helendawson
    17. Travel & holidays

      Jet lag, vaccinations, packing enough spare medication and getting your injection kit through airport security checks are typical issues for those travelling with Addison's.

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      • annelben
  3. Group communication forums

    1. Face to face

      Have you ever considered a face to face meeting? Use this forum to initiate a personal meeting or discuss regional meetings. Please remember to limit the personal information you share on the forum.

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      • eskimo
    2. Addison's Ireland

      Discuss anything specific to Addison's in the Republic of Ireland.

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      • linda_grealy
    3. Overseas members' discussions

      If you live outside the UK and what to discuss something specific to Addison's where you live.

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      • bhart3
    4. Newsletter comments and questions

      Comments and discussion arising from features in our newsletters

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      • annelben
    5. ADSHG charity projects & Exec

      If you have an idea for local fund-raising or community awareness-raising that you want to canvass with other like-minded volunteers, please raise it here. The ADSHG is a wholly volunteer organisation run by and for people with Addison's. We have no paid staff, so depend on local efforts by local volunteers to make things happen

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      • pippa sharman
    6. Forum technical support

      If you have a technical question about using the forum or one of its many features, please raise it here.

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      • suep1954
    7. Suggestion box

      We welcome any and all suggestions you have to make this forum more informative and interesting.

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      • artichoke1

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The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1106791.

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