Check for open topics: Before posting a new topic, please check to see if there is already a topic open on the subject
Address bothersome members: If there is someone on the forum that bothers you, block them, then feel free to contact us and we will moderate the encounter and handle the situation.
Report posts that violate the rules: If there is a post that appears to go against forum rules, you have the power to report this post. We will assess the situation and take appropriate action.
Use good judgement: Never rely on information or opinions exchanged to replace necessary, personal consultation(s) with qualified health or medical professionals to meet your individual health or medical needs. Remember that what's right or has worked for one person may not be what's right for you.
Lend a helping hand: A bit of compassion can go a long way toward helping people with life's challenges and reaching out can help alleviate feelings of loneliness.
Don't be afraid to share: If you're feeling alone or hurting, don't be afraid to share your fears and tears. If you are rejoicing about the results of a recent medical test or treatment, share that too.
Welcome new members: Help new folks "learn the ropes" about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved.
Use descriptive titles for new posts: Avoid "generic" post subjects like "help" or "question". You will receive a better response to your posts by making your title more descriptive about the content of your post.
Be respectful of moderators: This pertains to both the forums and in any private conversations. We are all human and will all make mistakes at some point. This is a community to help all involved and to live better with pain.
Stay on topic: Post which are not relevant to the forum topic may be deleted or removed.
Keep posts family friendly: If it shouldn't be viewed by minors, then it shouldn't be posted to the forum.
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