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Among the millions of websites out on the Internet, I’ve come to the conclusion that a large majority of those in the medical field will lead you on a wild goose chase. Unfortunately most of those websites repeat the same formula. They ask you what your symptoms are and try to narrow it down to a specific condition. Some sites may even give you a name for your wretched condition if you’re lucky. Usually a list of treatment options are available too, but what these sites most often miss are what works for other people with the same symptoms that you may have. Real, actual, live human beings!

There are a few that are great informational sources, with symptoms and treatments, but things get a little more difficult when you have an undiagnosed medical problem. I’ve found that message forums and blogs have some of the most up-to-date information and testimonials from real people about what types of treatments are actually working for them. Daily Strength is an online message board with an established following of people from all over that are suffering from some medical related issue. Another good blog, although more specific to rheumatoid arthritis, is Gentle Hugs Cafe. It’s easy to relate to others stuck in the same circle of frustration and my hope is renewed every time I read about a treatment or story that symptoms are receding or remission is nearing.