Addison's Disease facts, information and support. Helping you learn about this rare disease and find good sources of support, such as my message board, Addisons Village Forum--Learn To Live & Cope.
Disclaimer: This blog is for educational purposes and is not meant to replace advice or treatment from a medical professional.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Carefully considering what you read...
Being out and around the internet, I've come to appreciate the good information we are sharing with one another and how vast an amount there is available, from many varied sources. It is just this fact that must give us pause...not everything we read or are told is to be embraced as fact. We must take the information and research it, if possible, and most importantly, take it to our doctor for his opinion, before acting on it. I have seen, too often , those without a medical background offering medical advice and this is just not the purpose of forums like ours...some of it is just plain dangerous and can cause harm to the sick and frightened patient seeking help...many times already in a confused and overwhelmed state of mind. We are not here to practice medicine. Please learn from our shared experiences, but never use them to replace sound medical advise.
I enjoy my work with Addison's Disease patients on my forum, Addisons Village Forum - Learn To Live & Cope. I find it very rewarding...I am a housewife and non-working artist (Addison's Disease has stopped my painting at this time).