We are a warm supportive group and wish to remain so at all times.
Please help us keep it that way by following our few simple rules. We appreciate your co-operation and hope to run a happy support group for all.
Admin can be contacted daily between 8am until midnight, and mentors between 10am & 8pm. Please do not message outside of these times as we need our beauty sleep!
If you wish to contact an admin or mentor via private message (PM), please also tag them in the main group as many messages go to our 'other' folder & could be missed!
-Advertising and Selling-
We are a support group, and as much as we all like to shop...we don't want to do it here. However, we would like to support you by inviting you to join our 'Hobby Corner' & 'ChRoNiC ShOpPiNg' groups where you may advertise & showcase your wonderful creations!
Whilst we do not want to appear unsupportive of other charities, we do not want the group to become overrun by multiple fundraising efforts. We will welcome & actively support any fundraising for Fibroduck. Anything else please post it in our charity thread.
This is a secret group, meaning it can not be found in any Facebook search, except by members!
Anyone repeating anything seen or heard outside this group will be banned.
If a members post suggests they may be in danger of any kind, admin reserve the right to contact their family, friends or professional assistance to ensure their safety as far as possible.
-Leaving the Group-
We don't want you to leave, so if you are unhappy about anything, please speak to admin.
If you must go, we hope you find a group that is more suitable for your personal needs.
Members must not advise anyone else to buy any kind of medication on-line. It is the job of a patient's own doctor to prescribe the right medication to their patient. Buying medication from unknown suppliers or pharmaceutical companies online can be dangerous or life threatening to some. Members should not state the dosages of which medication they are on, or recommend stated dosages to other members. These threads and comments will be removed and the person or persons concerned will receive a warning.
Please do not ask another member to recommend a drug for you, as all advice should only be given by your own GP or a medical specialist.
We understand that medication questions are big and common topics in the group, but we must ensure the safety of ALL members. Any member found to be continually breeching or breaking these rules, may be removed and banned from the group. Any posts with things like, "I take 50mls," or "I think 100mgs would be OK to take," or "I take 2 Tramadol every hour...." will be deleted immediately without warning.
Please do not contact any member privately without their prior consent...doing so may result in hurt feelings or disappointment.
-Photographs of Medication/Vitamins-
Members are no longer permitted to post photos of the amount of different medication/vitamins that they take on a daily basis. This can be seen as upsetting to some newly diagnosed members and can give a false impression, that this is what sufferers have to look forward to with their condition, which is not always the case.
The group welcomes everyone, irrespective of race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation and expects members to always be respectful to one another.
-Research & Journalism-
The group encourages Fibromyalgia research and awareness.
Please contact admin before posting for volunteers for your articles or research. Any agreement you enter into with a volunteer must include a clear & simple agreement/contract.
Fibromyalgia UK takes no responsibility for any agreements between members and researcher/journalists.
This group is for encouragement and support. No one needs to apologise for expressing how they feel.