We have sooo many new "faces" that are not sure how a health support forum works. So I thought I would create a post to let you all know.
A health support forum is simply that. A forum to vent your anger, fears, or frustration, shout your triumphs or ask questions. We all suffer or know someone that suffers from the same thing you do so we can truly relate to what you are going thru. We are here for you to listen, offer sympathy or suggestions. However we are not doctors - not even the moderators. We are just people who have lives of our own who just happen to share your same illness.
So here are a few guidelines that can get you started.
- Look for open topics of what you are interested in knowing. An open topic is a post that is active or was active that has something similiar to what you are going thru and you need answers.
-If you don't find what you are looking for, then create your own post by hitting the "New Topic" button on the upper left side. Remember to create a title for the subject of your new post.
-Please don't "hijack" a thread. This means for example someone is asking about Remicade. Then you go in that same thread and start asking about Asacol. You are essentially taking that thread away from the original poster. So please, either read over the old posts or create a new topic post.
-Don't be afraid that a topic is too "gross" to discuss. Because of the very nature of this disease, it can not be helped. And trust me when I say, we've heard it all on here!
-Lastly, if you should have any questions or concerns about a particular member or how things are ran on Healingwell - please don't hesitate to contact a moderator. We are here to not only find support for ourselves but to help the members feel more comfortable while talking online in a support forum. All of your moderators are truly caring individuals.
WELCOME TO HEALINGWELL! Please keep your hands and feet in the cart at all times and enjoy your ride!
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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