|INTRODUCTION TO THE FORUM
| FORUM RULES|
There aren't many, but rules and regulations ARE needed to safeguard us and to ensure our health is not compromised, so pease read and follow these rules:
| IMPORTANT .... DISCLAIMER ... PLEASE READ|
ALL MEMBERS MUST READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
| HOW TO USE THE FORUM|
For all members .... even if you THINK you know how to use the forum there will be things you have forgotten and new information, so every now and then take a look at the FAQ section! It is at the top of the page near where you log in!
| WHO IS THIS FORUM FOR?|
This was first started as a support group for those who could not get to a local support group.... but also for those who feel that they can benefit from a chat to fellow sufferers all over the world, even if they CAN attend a local group.
| GETTING TO KNOW YOU|
This section is for all new members to introduce themselves, especially if they don't feel that they can just 'jump in at the deep end' and post on another topic. Everyone who has a connection with PMR or GCA is very welcome
|WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
| INFORMATION ABOUT PMR AND GCA|
This section is to help you with the basics of PMR and GCA. Intended for those who have recently been diagnosed and are confused by everything!
| VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT PMR and GCA ...... EILEEN'S INPUT|
Lots of important information about PMR and GCA to help you to understand the condition and how you may be affected by it
| RESEARCH TOPICS|
New research is ongoing even if the answers aren't all there yet. This section is for information old and new
| CLUB ZERO ..... POSTS FROM MEMBERS ONLY|
Are you one of the lucky ones who have managed to reduce your prednisone to zero??? Become a member of the CLub Zero and tell us how you did it!!
| MEDICATION AND TREATMENT|
There are lots of different routes to take along the PMR and GCA journey. We may be able to help each other along the way
| PMR/GCA AND YOU|
How did you cope with it? How was it diagnosed? Are things going well? Let us know
| DIET AND EXCERCISE|
Two dirty words!! What problems have you had since diagnosis? Have you discovered anything that helps?
| GET WELL STORIES|
there is a light at the end of the tunnel! If you have found it please share your story and give us hope!
| MEDIA REPORTS|
Sometimes there are reports in the media about PMR GCA discoveries and info. share them here
| SUPPORT GROUPS AND LOCAL INFORMATION|
Is there a support group near you? When are the meetings? Would you like to start a local support group? This is the place to post
Do you want to share some good news? Have a moan? Let us know how you are today? Post here
Birthdays, holiday wishes, or even .... dare I say it? Christmas!!! Any wishes you want to send, or ideas that don't seem to fit in any other topics .....
You don't have to be an award winning photographer to share your photos with us! Kids, grandchildren,pets, holidays and gardens. We love them all!
| FRIENDS AND FAMILY SUPPORT|
Where would we be without them? But what do we tell them? How do we explain how we feel? This is also a section for friends and family to ask US questions!
| HELPFUL HINTS|
It might be a mobility aid, or information about how to apply for benefits etc..... post here
| POETS CORNER|
It doesn't have to be an award winning poem. It can be funny or serious, or just something to make us think! If you have written one yourself, that would be lovely, but if you have seen a verse that you like.... share that instead!
| HEALING THOUGHTS|
You don't have to be religious to send special thoughts when someone needs them. If you want to send your love to someone in need please do it here and we will add our thoughts and prayers as well
|FORUM TECHNICAL SUPPORT
| TECHNICAL PROBLEMS?|
We aren't all computer wizards but some of the problems we face when using the forum are quite simple to resolve. This section contains lots of help for the things people struggle with. but if the help isn't there just ask for it!
| FORUM SUGGESTIONS|
Most of the topics in this forum relate to problems or other issues we have all faced from time to time. However, there will surely be other things you would like to see included here. If there is a topic you think would be helpful and would like it to be added to the forum -please ask here !