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MedHelp Closing

MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. After that date, the site will be frozen in read-only mode for a short time before it is completely decommissioned. The decision to cease MedHelp.org operations was a business determination that was not made lightly. We regret that we will be unable to continue with you on your health journey. We will miss you and wish you all the best.

* If you would like to save any content (posts, journals, pics from your profile, etc.), please do so before the site is completely decommissioned (shuts down).



UPDATE: May 31, 12:50 PM ET - MEDHELP IS NOW READ ONLY.

It has been an honor and a pleasure. We will miss you.

Emily, Kirstie and Sara.
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Avatar universal
How sad - it has been a pleasure to help out in the STI boards and I will miss helping the members!
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Thank you for all you've done, and we will miss you, too, Gaz!
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Emily, Kirstie and Sara: I have greatly enjoyed working with you. I worked with Cindy Thompson during the early days to establish an Eye Forum that was initially sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthamology.  That was abaout 2007. The longest lasting responding ophthalmologist were Dr. Michael Kutryb  and myself. I just looked and i have close to 10,000 questions abswered and 34,000 comments.  Along the way we have had scores of posters return saying MedHelp.org Eye Forum saved their eyes, their vision and in some instances their life. Based on data gleaned from this website a couple of research papers have been published that are still cited in research.  Since there is no cost to posters it is also fair to say that free access to physicians has saved millions of dollars for patients.  I have thanked Ron-AKA and Mr. Presley and Night Hawk Guy our most regular responders.  Anyway blessings to all, don't take your sight for granted regularly see an optometrist or better yet a MD ophthalmologist.   John C. Hagan III, MD
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Thanks, Dr. Hagan. We appreciate all you've done for MedHelp, and for so, so many. You've dedicated and donated so much time to MedHelp, and I appreciate it, and I know Cindy does, too.

Wishing you all the best, and thank you.
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Dear Friend at MedHelp: I have very much enjoyed your site. Sad to see it end. Please send my Weight Tracker info in CSV format. You have my email address. Thank you!
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Hi - we've sent the data to the email you gave here (which we deleted for your privacy). We have a gmail address on file for you as well. If you need us to send it there, let us know.

Thank you for being a part of MedHelp for so long. We wish you all the best. :)
Avatar universal
Oh no!  I thought I finally found a place to get some answers to some of my medical questions.  I get so tired of googling my issues only to get sent on a wild goose chase.  Is there any other sites you can recommend for people like me who have multiple issues?
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I have found there are a number of good Facebook groups. For me, the pancreatic cancer ones are a wealth of good info and shared experiences.
2 June will make 9 years post surgery for me, no sign of cancer since.
Inspire.com has a lot of forums for different health topics, too.

Wishing you both all the best.
446049 tn?1649005835
I'm so going to miss this site. I know things must change eventually though.

I've been here a long time, hope I can find something close to this and if you happen to know and would recommend, please advise.

Thank you for all you've done here!
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Oh, we'll miss you, too.

All we know of right now is FB groups, but if that changes, we'll certainly let you know. :)

Take care!
Duplicating an internal message sent to Auntiejessie:

Sorry to learn MedHelp is closing down. You probably know that Dr. Edward W. Hook III, FNP Terri Warren, and I -- whose services here were terminated by MedHelp several years ago -- remain available to answer questions on STIs and HIV at www.askexpertsnow.com, a forum run by the American Sexual Health Association. Within whatever policies or limits MedHelp might require, feel free to inform users of MedHelp's STI/HIV forum.

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
Center for AIDS and STD
University of Washington
Hi Dr. Handsfield -

We can certainly let users know that. Hope you are doing well!

Emily
Avatar universal
Please send me all of my data in .csv format.
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We've sent your data to the email associated with your account.

Thanks for being a part of MedHelp for so long. We appreciate it and wish you the best.
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Thank you for all the years of help.  God bless you.  
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Thank you! We wish you the best. :)
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If anybody wants to save a memento, e.g. your profile page, you can do that at web.archive.org

Go there then click in upper left the icon for web pages, then choose Save Page Now
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Oh good tip! Thanks, Ken. :)
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Please send my information to the email attached to this account. Thank you for your decades of service. I have no idea how I'll replace this website!
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We have sent your data.

Thank you for your kind words. We are grateful that you've trusted us as a health resource for so long.

There are so many health apps now. Several different sites rank them, so you can research which ones are best to meet your needs. I wish we could continue, but I'm sure you'll find something.

Don't forget to save things from your profile - pics, journals, etc. We'd hate for you to lose any of it.

Thanks again!

683231 tn?1467323017
Wow what a shock so sad to see you go. I feel like Med Help saved me with all the help I got from fellow members in the hep C forums especially HectorSF gone but never forgotten.

My best to all the staff thanks for everything. ❤️
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189897 tn?1441126518
Awww, it’s been a wonderful ride!  I will miss sharing comments with AnnieBrooks, Rockrose,  and especially SpecialMom.  Think I have been doing this since 2007 and have learned a lot in the process.  Thankyou!
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Oh I'm happy you got the news in time. Thanks for all you've done over the years - and yes, it's been since 2007 - you've helped a lot of people.

Wishing you all the best things.
I hope the sun shines on you all the time, Sandman.

-- AnnieBrooke
Avatar universal
There help me a lot
Thank you all
Could I have my data
thank in advance
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Hey there - the data is only for trackers. You don't appear to have any of those.

I'm glad you found the site useful. I know that AJ and Gaz have posted a link in the STI forum where they will be posting.
Avatar universal
So sad to hear that.
Can I have my data? Thanks
Good luck
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Hi - we have sent your data to you. Thank you for being a part of MedHelp. We wish you the best. :)
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It was a very easy to use site and I am so sorry to see it end.
Could you send me the data for Exercise and Weight Tracker?
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Hi - we have sent your data to you. Thank you for being a part of MedHelp. We wish you the best. :)
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My thanks to you and the rest of Team Med Help, I was most active in the Cat Community, but found useful info in the heart  and cancer related ones.
I joined in 2008 shortly after I got a pacemaker. Looked for cancer info after I survived pancreatic in mid-2015.
I liked sharing recipes, too.
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Ahhh Pip. We will miss you. Thank you for being such an active member, and for so long. We wish you all the best. :)
Take care Emily, I hope you and the team are moving on to better things.
Avatar universal
It's been a pleasure working with you. I have met many friends on here and hopefully helped a lot of people.  A special shout out to the opthamologist section.
Wish you all the best.
mkh9
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Thank you for all you've done for MedHelp. You've helped a lot of people.

I'm sure Dr. Hagan would appreciate your kinds words if you wanted to let him know in the Eye Care forum.

We wish you all the best. :)
Avatar universal
Hi again - I have my CSV data now and hope to transform it back into some kind of readable chart. Does anyone know how to do that or have any tips? Is it possible?
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Avatar universal
Hi This is so sad.
Thanks for all that has been done - please could you email me my data from the tracker.  Thanks once more
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Hi - We've sent the data to the email associated with your account. Thanks for being a part of MedHelp for so long! We wish you the best. :)
Avatar universal
I am gonna miss this site so badly. It's provided me with the reassurance I needed in the darkest of times. I am currently back in the same loop. I wish all of you good luck, and thanks for everything
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I'm sorry you're back in the same loop. I hope you can find some treatment in your town for anxiety and whatever else you need.

Thank you for being a part of MedHelp for so long. We appreciate it. :)
Avatar universal
Please send me my data too, to my registered email address
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The data referenced  here is for tracker information and you do not appear to have any trackers. thank you
Avatar universal
Goodbye... and, thank you for everything!
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Thank you for being a part of MedHelp for so long! :)
Yes, I joined in 2008. This is my 16th year as a MedHelp member. The friendly exchanges and sound advice that I received through this site have gotten me through some rough patches in my life. MedHelp will be missed.
Avatar universal
I'm really sorry to see this go! Thank you for making this possible for so long. I'd love to have my data sent to me, please.
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We've send you your data, and thank you for being a part of MedHelp for so long. We wish you all the best! :)
The email we have for you on file isn't a valid one. Can you send me a PM and give me a valid email? Thanks. :)
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OH Emily Jade just told me the bad news! I'm so upset. If you remember me this was my home since about 2007, There are people who have forgotten their password and have a new email. Is there any help for them?  I am so sorry I haven't been here. Life got in the way, then the Pandemic. Much love to you Emily for all of your hard work. This site saved people's  lives.  I wish there was a way to keep MH going for all of the people who need it. Especially all the Long Covid patients who number in the millions, plus Lyme, Sickle Cell, Surgical failure. Love Dee
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I wish we could keep it going - I really, really do. Thank you for your kind words, though.

If someone has forgotten their login info, they can click on About Us at the top of every page, and then "Help" or "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.

They don't have to be logged in to see those.

I'm so glad Jade told you, and that you heard about this before we closed. I sent you a PM, but wasn't sure you got it.

Avatar universal
Hello! I want to add my voice to the chorus of thanks. The site has been a great help and comfort to me for a long time, and I really appreciate your work. BIG BIG thanks to all involved.
Please do send my data to registered email address.
Best wishes to all.
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Hello there - Can you please send my data to the address on my account? (I haven't received anything yet.) would be very grateful. Thank you!
Oh I'm so glad you posted again. I'm very sorry to have missed this the first time you posted, but I've sent the data to your email.

Thanks for being a part of MedHelp for so long. We wish you all the best.
Got it! thanks again.
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