Hi! Welcome to PatientsLikeMe. Poke around and make yourself at home. Together, we can keep this a safe, supportive, bright spot on the internet by keeping these ideals in mind.
Whether you call it "the golden rule" or just being a decent human, think of the other person or people behind the screen or username, with their own set of challenges, strengths and uncertainties.
Welcome newcomers with a quick "hello." Check in with others to make sure they're OK and see if they have any updates.
Ask questions to learn more about your condition. Share your opinion or chime into a debate in a considerate way (sticking with your reasoning, rather than making comments directed at an individual member).
Share your data and personal experiences without trying to provide medical advice. By keeping your profile up-to-date with your current conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, you can track your own health over time and give the community the most complete picture of what might help (or not) in living better today.
Respect confidentiality and don't transmit other members' info outside the PatientsLikeMe community.