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  • Treatments & Care - Arthritis Ireland
    Diet With Arthritis Working With Arthritis Parenting With Arthritis Caring for a Person With Arthritis Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Ezine Forums Blog Shop Big News Magazine Frequently Asked Questions Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Home Information Treatments Care Treatments and Care print version send to a friend share on facebook No arthritis or fibromyalgia cure has been invented yet but arthritis treatments have improved so much in recent years In this section you can read in detail about what to do if you are diagnosed with arthritis who will be part of your healthcare team and find out about all of the different types of treatments available to you Diagnosis Your Healthcare Team Treatments My Health Organiser Arthritis Ireland on Facebook Arthritis Ireland on Twitter Arthritis Ireland on YouTube Arthritis Ireland on Google Plus Arthritis Ireland on LinkedIn Quicklinks Information About Arthritis Treatments Care Self Management Arthritis Your Life Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Self Management Courses About Self Management Living Well With Arthritis Living Well With Arthritis Online Breaking the Pain Cycle Get Involved Fundraise Mini Marathon Take on a Challenge Donate Leave a Legacy Corporate Fundraising

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/treatments_care (2016-02-07)
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  • About Self-Management - Arthritis Ireland
    changed expectations and goals and sometimes depression Changes can also happen in your relationships with family and friends Knowing that there will be emotional ups and downs and that the downs are not pits to crawl out of but natural ups and downs that all paths have Pain Fatigue Cycle Many people assume that the symptoms they are experiencing are due to only one cause arthritis or fibromyalgia While it can certainly cause pain fatigue it is not the only cause Each of these symptoms can by themselves contribute to the other symptoms and all can make pain and fatigue worse Even worse they can feed on each other For example inflammation from the arthritis can cause pain which causes stress and anxiety that can cause poor sleep poor sleep can cause depression depression can sometimes make it hard to take medications as we should and these can lead to more pain or fatigue and so on The interactions of these symptoms in turn make our arthritis or fibromyalgia seem worse It becomes a vicious cycle that only gets worse unless we find a way to break the cycle This is called the Pain Fatigue Cycle By understanding the Pain Fatigue Cycle and how each symptom contributes to increase others we can learn techniques that help break the cycle at these various points Before we go on to talk about some of the tools we will learn in this workshop there are a few key principles for pain management Treating pain earlier is more effective than if you wait until it gets bad Don t wait to see if it s going to get worse Treat pain when you first notice it Small changes in pain can make a huge difference You do not have to be pain free to

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  • Arthritis & Your Life - Arthritis Ireland
    for a Person With Arthritis Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Ezine Forums Blog Shop Big News Magazine Frequently Asked Questions Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Home Information Arthritis Your Life Arthritis Your Life print version send to a friend share on facebook Arthritis has an impact on every aspect of life but there are a number of steps that you can take to make sure you stay in control of your condition From simple pain management techniques to finding the exercises that suit you there are lots of things that you can do to ensure you have the greatest quality of life possible Self Managing Arthritis Exercise with Arthritis Diet with Arthritis Working with Arthritis Parenting with Arthritis Caring for a Person with Arthritis Benefits and Entitlements Arthritis Ireland on Facebook Arthritis Ireland on Twitter Arthritis Ireland on YouTube Arthritis Ireland on Google Plus Arthritis Ireland on LinkedIn Quicklinks Information About Arthritis Treatments Care Self Management Arthritis Your Life Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Self Management Courses About Self Management Living Well With Arthritis Living Well With Arthritis Online Breaking the Pain Cycle Get Involved Fundraise Mini Marathon Take

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/living_with_arthritis (2016-02-07)
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  • Booklets - Arthritis Ireland
    Pain Disabilities Entitlements Drugs and Complementary Therapies Living with Gout Healthy Eating and Arthritis Let s talk Arthritis Living with Fibromyalgia Living with Osteoarthritis Living with Osteoporosis Living with Psoriatic Arthritis Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Physical Activity Arthritis Surgery and Arthritis Understanding Arthritis When a Child Has Arthritis When a Teenager Has Arthritis Working with arthritis back pain related conditions A guide for employees Arthritis back pain related conditions A guide for employers Information Booklets Arthritis Ireland aims to provide you with information on everything you need to know about arthritis These booklets cover all of the major types of arthritis as well as giving useful advice on the things that can make a big difference to how you live with the condition You can browse through the information booklets using your keyboard arrows or mouse and access a specific booklet by clicking on its title Bulk Orders We also provide bulk orders of our information booklets to rheumatology clinics and other health professionals with an interest in the area To make a bulk order simply download the online order form here and email it to us at 10 Steps for Living Well with arthritis Arthritis Key Words in plain Language Ankylosing Spondylitis Caring for a Person with Arthritis Coping with Emotions Coping with Pain Disabilities Entitlements Drugs and Complementary Therapies Living with Gout Healthy Eating and Arthritis Let s talk Arthritis Living with Fibromyalgia Living with Osteoarthritis Living with Osteoporosis Living with Psoriatic Arthritis Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Physical Activity Arthritis Surgery and Arthritis Understanding Arthritis When a Child Has Arthritis When a Teenager Has Arthritis Working with arthritis back pain related conditions A guide for employees Arthritis back pain related conditions A guide for employers Arthritis Ireland on Facebook Arthritis Ireland on Twitter Arthritis Ireland on YouTube Arthritis

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/booklets (2016-02-07)
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  • Medical Cards - Arthritis Ireland
    involved in order to reduce further health difficulties compared to a person without the condition and associated additional costs These extra costs which are absorbed may be causing additional financial hardship What else should you know The HSE cannot assume to know your situation unless you truly provide as much information as possible to fully assess your application and condition It s important to note that the person accessing your application is unlikely to have an in depth knowledge of arthritis or your other conditions For this reason it is very important to give as much information as to the level of hardship the condition places upon you or your family i e why it is important for you or your family to have a medical card and if you didn t have one what are the implications of this on you and your family If you are applying under hardship grounds it s best to send it by post Fill the form in full and answer all questions Make the form easy for the HSE to understand and read Make copies of all supporting documentation Send your application by registered post to ensure that it arrives to the correct location If there is a change in your circumstances make the HSE aware Follow up on your application by making a phone call Keep a record of everything from when you sent application what you sent and who you spoke to Medical Card Checklist Preparation Either completing the form online at www medicalcard ie or by the paper based application it is essential to do your homework first Gather all your information in advance of filling the form i e Proof of Payment Wage slips showing deductions or social welfare payment slips Mortgage Payment Statements Cost of Mortgage Protection Is it separate or included in your mortgage House Insurance Copy of the invoice and policy cover Travel Costs Distance to work proof of ownership of the car log book parking fees if essential or bus tickets if public transports is used Childcare Costs if you are paying someone privately you will need a statement of confirmation of payment Please note if the person receiving the payment is on a social welfare payment and it has not be declared this may affect their payment so beware Bank Statements People tend to ignore answering the savings questions It is o k to have savings but they must be declared even if they do not affect your application Medical Evidence It is important to note that you may require extensive proof correspondence reports specialist reports in support of your case even if you are over the threshold The HSE have discretion to grant a medical card purely on hardship grounds if above the threshold limits Download your doctor s letter of support form here Form Filling Make sure you complete the form in full and answer all the questions By not completing the form in full it will delay the application process Make

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/medical_cards (2016-02-07)
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  • Other Resources - Arthritis Ireland
    Medical Cards Other Resources Ezine Forums Blog Shop Big News Magazine Frequently Asked Questions Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Home Information Other Resources Publications and Resources print version send to a friend share on facebook Having the most up to date information available is an essential part of both arthritis support and fibromyalgia support That is why we publish a wide range of information booklets and other resources to ensure you will never have to search far to find what you need to know From the information booklets on the different conditions and advice on treatments to our community magazine and monthly ezine containing all the latest news and tips on living well with your condition we provide everything you need to know about arthritis Helpline Ezine Forums Big News Magazine Blog Shop Frequently Asked Questions Arthritis Ireland on Facebook Arthritis Ireland on Twitter Arthritis Ireland on YouTube Arthritis Ireland on Google Plus Arthritis Ireland on LinkedIn Quicklinks Information About Arthritis Treatments Care Self Management Arthritis Your Life Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Self Management Courses About Self Management Living Well With Arthritis Living Well With Arthritis Online Breaking the

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/publications_resources (2016-02-07)
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  • Helpline - Arthritis Ireland
    as they are updated on new developments daily Even if there is something in the news that you want to ask about they will be able to help You can also have a look at our helpline frequently asked questions to find out more or read about our commitment to Respecting your Privacy Call LoCall 1890 252 846 Email Write Arthritis Ireland Helpline Arthritis Ireland 1 Clanwilliam Square Grand Canal Quay Dublin 2 Respecting Your Privacy Arthritis Ireland respects your privacy and believes that everything our callers tell us including the fact that they have contacted us is confidential This means that anything discussed or any information disclosed to our helpline volunteers cannot be communicated to anyone outside of the organisation Arthritis Ireland s commitment to complete confidentiality means that we do not disclose information that has been divulged by a caller even if the caller remains anonymous Confidentiality is an essential element of any helpline service as it encourages people to be completely open and honest with volunteers when they call It is the act of speaking to someone with total confidence that the information will not be passed on that offers huge emotional release reduced stress and helps people to think through their problems logically For more information on Arthritis Ireland s commitment to confidentiality please read our Data Protection statement We need your ears Are you a great listener with experience of living with arthritis Do you have some spare time on your hands Are you looking to contribute to something REALLY worthwhile As you know emotional and practical support and information is essential for people with arthritis and their families friends and carers That s why we created the Arthritis Ireland National Helpline As a person living with arthritis you have valuable life experience and understand

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/helpline (2016-02-07)
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  • Let's Talk Arthritis Peer Support - Arthritis Ireland
    or a mum finding it difficult to cope with young children perhaps chatting to another mother who has had to face similar challenges and choices would help you What if you are someone concerned about balancing work with the fatigue caused by arthritis or communicating with work colleagues about your disease Many of our volunteers are in full or part time employment and can talk to you about their experiences in the workplace Going onto a new medication may concern you Would it help to talk to someone else who has been taking that medication for some time Or perhaps you ve been told you need an operation and have some questions that only someone who has experienced it can really answer To request a call from one of our peer support volunteers call our Helpline on 1890 252 846 between 10 00am and 4 00pm Monday to Friday or email or Register your interest here In the first instance you will be called by a member of the Helpline team to discuss your request so that we are able to make the best match for you We may need some further details and may be able to offer you some initial information or support in the meantime whilst waiting for your volunteer call We will then get in contact with a peer support volunteer to discuss your request and find out if they are happy to make a call We will try and arrange a mutually convenient time for them to call you and let them know your first name and telephone number We will then get back in touch with you to let you know the volunteer s name and an idea of when to expect their call It may take a little time to match and arrange

    Original URL path: http://www.arthritisireland.ie/go/information/peer_to_peer_support (2016-02-07)
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