If you live in the UK and have a non urgent medical query you can call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit their website. This 24-hour service, staffed by health care professionals, provides confidential information on: what to do if you or your family are feeling ill, particular health conditions and local healthcare services, such as doctors, dentists or late night opening pharmacies.
Information Sites on PR etc.
Wikipedia - Palindromic Rheumatism
Other Sites of Interest
http://www.stillsdisease.org/ Some people with PR have complained about a sore throat and rash around the time of a bad flare up, this site might be of help to you.
http://www.fmaware.org/index.html A USA Site on Fibromyalgia.
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/ A USA Site on Lyme Disease.
www.diseasesdatabase.com/ A disease database that includes PR (our site) and other diseases.
http://www.sjogrens.org/syndrome/ Sjögren's syndrome an autoimmune disease - dry mouth, dry eyes and fatigue etc
http://www.autism.org.uk/ The National Autistic Society.
For those in the UK that are requiring
Hypnotherapy. This Website lists qualified/registered hypnotherapists.
Drug/Medication Information Sites
Most of these sites may be based in the USA therefore some of the drug names may be spelt or called something different compared to UK drugs. I will add UK sites in time.
www.drugs.com Has a search engine and A
to Z lists
www.rxlist.com Has a search engine
www.healthsquare.com Has a search engine, you need to know how to spell the medication correctly on this site.
www.safemedication.com You need to know how to spell medication correctly. Also provides information on how to administer different forms of medication, health alerts, med safety, trends, etc.
www.drugdigest.org Has a drug interaction section where you can check your medications
www.themedicine.net Has A to Z and search engine.
http://www.spearsmacleod.com/links/index.htm Is a Pharmacy Site which has a list of medilinks etc.
http://www.roadback.org This is an "Antibiotic Therapy" site providing information and support on antibiotic therapy.
Wikipedia - Rheumatoid Arthritis
www.patient.co.uk/showdoc.asp?doc=23068964 A UK Site explaining Rheumatoid Arthritis "RA" (I have included this site as some people with PR go on to develop RA and this is the way most PR is treated as if it was RA).
UK Welfare and Financial Advice Sites
http://www.bhas.org.uk/dla Before you fill any DLA Forms visit this site for helpful advice.
http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/ A UK welfare advice site suggested by Karin has some good information. Look under the "swopshop" section for benefit guides and forms, other parts are password protected (only for subscribed welfare workers).
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