We have tried scheduled chat before and unfotunately had little or no participation. I have also taken polls to see if anyone would like a regular chat and found that not too many are interested. I'm guessing because just like Victoria said with the different time zones. I can get into the site and forum fine from work however the chat is blocked for me (I shouldn't really be chatting at work anyway :)
The best thing and what I have seen a lot is that some will post like you did letting people know you are in chat and would like someone to join in or you can informally schedule something with someone. You usually will find someone will join you to chat.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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