I can't believe I haven't posted this link yet. It's really THE best site to find out everything you want to know about any meds you're taking. They describe, in layman's terms (with links to all the technical doctor & pharma-speak stuff too), pretty much all meds for any and every brain disorder, brain pain, chronic pain, headaches/migraines, epilepsy, allergies, and more.
Also includes links to drug PI sheets and at least most of the "official" sites for each one too.
I like their forums too, both serious and funny stuff, just like us (only NOT rated "G" - the moderator makes this point clear on the first page.
The above URL is for CrazyMeds, and the forum, CrazyBoards.org is located here:
A word of *Caution* - this site is meant for adults and those NOT offended by certain language. There is a LOT of both slang and some swearing, so if that's offensive or bothersome to you, then please don't go here. They talk and write like me (when not posting on WebMD, I mean. Potty mouth queen that I am. )
I've been using these boards for almost 2 years, and I subscribe to almost all of their RSS feeds.
I love this one. It doesn't always work, but very often it has. I always try an essential oils blend for my pain first too before resorting to the narcs. I'll take all the homeopathic or naturopathic remedies I can get.View Thread
You betcha! I hope you like it. The TWLOHA site also has a built in music player loaded w/ tracks from some great indie bands. The blogs are really good, and the story, the original reason TWLOHA was formed is really moving. If you decide to check them out, let me know what you think.
I found this site several months ago after reading about the organization being considered for one of Chase Charities $100,000 awards (they won one too).
They do so many good things that I don't know where to start. The site has all kinds of really great stuff to just read and do, like news, music, blogs, facts, quotes and an online store, along with links for social networking with them.
In 2010 TWLOHA, together with The Kristin Brooks Hope Center (http://www.Hopeline.com ) and PostSecret (http://www.PostSecret.com ) are hoping to launch their latest effort - something I'm sure we all can appreciate. It's called IMAlive - a virtual crisis intervention network that will consist of volunteers who are all trained and certified (actually they're still recruiting volunteers as I type this).
This is going to be the FIRST live online crisis network with 100% of its staff certified and trained in crisis intervention.
TWLOHA also has what's known as a "Street Team", which I recently joined, because it's a way to help the org for those of us with little or no cash to spare, yet still want to show support. One of the things I've done is put their background and logo on my Twitter profile, but there are other things too (if that is of any interest).
Even if you aren't in need of, or interested in, the other pages & links, I still think a lot of you might really like the TWLOHA site.
I think I posted this link awhile back, but I really enjoy this site, so thought I'd add it again. It was founded by Joey Pantoliano, who's suffered from clinical depression.
It's fairly new, growing nicely, and has lots of helpful, useful, and even entertaining things going on - videos, blogs, NKM2 events info, "Joey's Page", plus links to other great resources, including the ones we all know like NAMI & SAMHSA, along with a few others I wasn't familiar with.
NKM2 is a "public charity, whose purpose is to remove the stigma attached to brain dis-ease through education and the breaking down of societal barriers...Goal: To make Brain Dis-ease cool and sexy...."