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Welcome!
The website is made up of different sections, which are explained in detail below.

Most of the pages have the navigation menu on the left hand side, enabling you to move smoothly to the areas which are of particular interest to you.
All pages have a link back to this Home Page.

We hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any questions, comments or queries then you can contact me by clicking here.




Autoimmunity Message Board


The Message Board for this website, a place for medical articles, links, introductions and questions.
Registering allows you to receive PMs and track any posts which interest you.

Autoimmunity Message Board

Support Rooms


There are different Support Rooms available - no special software is needed, you can join from this site.

Full details can be found here:
Support Rooms




What are Autoimmune Disorders?


This page lists many of the Autoimmune Disorders with links for further information and support.
What are Autoimmune Disorders?



The Hidden Link that all Autoimmune Disorders share


How are Autoimmune Disorders linked together? What do all Autoimmune Disorders have in common?
This page explains "The Hidden Link" between all Autoimmune Disorders and provides other sites to explore.
The Hidden Link that all Autoimmune Disorders share



The Immune System


How does the immune system work?
This page provides links to explain how the immune system works.
The Immune System



Genetics and Research


A common question is "Will my children inherit my Autoimmune Disorder?"
This page explains the genetics behind inheriting Autoimmune Disorder.
It also answers the question "Is there an Autoimmune gene?"
Genetics and Research



Autoimmune Disorders and Depression


Depression often accompanies Autoimmune Disorders. This section looks at symptoms of depression and what can be done to help.
Autoimmune Disorders and Depression



Latest Medical News


Medical news relating to Autoimmunity, from 'Medical News Today'.
This page is updated regularly with the latest medical news headlines.
Latest Medical News



Links to Other Websites


Links to other websites giving Autoimmunity information, personal stories and support.
Links to other Websites




My husband's Autoimmune Disorder is Crohn's and a severe attack lead to an emergency ileostomy.
Therefore this site contains extra information about IBD and ostomies.



Inflammatory Bowel Disease


A description of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease.
A link on this page leads to Research News about IBD.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease



IBD Support and Information


A list of websites, message boards, etc. offering advice and support.
Now housed within "Ostomy Links", this link will take you to Websites, Message Boards and Personal Stories relating to IBD.
IBD Support



Ostomy Support and Information


A list of websites, message boards, etc. offering advice and support.
This started off as a single page and has now outgrown this website! Click on the link below (or the side menu) to go to the Ostomy Links website.
Ostomy Links



Ostomyland Support Room


This is open 24/7 and you'll find live ostomates there, willing to help. If the room is quiet, stay there a while - people are in and out all the time.
This room is open for ostomy and off-topic chat and is the most popular ostomy support room on the net!
All are welcome, ostomates, friends and family.
Ostomy Chatroom






Our Stories


Gary's life with Crohn's Disease is not typical. Three flares in total, one of them so mild that we dismissed it as a stomach upset. Yet Crohn's has almost claimed his life twice, and left him permanently disabled.
His story can be found here.
Our Story



Ironically, 18 months after starting this website, I was diagnosed with M.E., which is considered to be an autoimmune disorder.
My story will be added soon.
Our Story



Your Stories


Several readers have shared their stories here.
This section is for people to tell their story of life with an Autoimmune Disorder or with a stoma (sometimes both).
Your Stories



Would you like to share your story?


Click on this link to email your story to me.




About This Site


A brief history of the site and credits.
About This Site



Contact me


Do you have questions, comments or queries?
Would you like me to publish your story on the site?
Contact me by clicking here.