I have a few mental illnesses and physical illnesses. There have been times when I've needed moral support as a member. The question's weren't always about medications. I was looking for people who could help me get through difficult times. I needed answers regarding my illness and how it was affecting me during bad times. I was saved by many, many members of drugs.com. I feel so blessed. What I want to know is do our questions always need to be about medicine, or can we get love, understanding, hope, knowledge, and information. Is it okey to get moral support, if it's regarding one of our illnesses? Thank you in advance for response. L, Anna
Hi Pickles: I am a newbie here, but I have a lot of mental and physical problems too. My opinion is that we all are here in the first place because of difficult times, and that's what we are doing by asking each other questions, and helping each other with answers. So, I don't see why those type of questions and helping each other with the support issues don't go hand in hand with our medication and illness questions at all! I'm okay with it! Kat
Hello Anna. The site has set the rules and guidelines to the community. The webmaster determines what is considered to be relevant.in relation to the site. My personal point of view? The PQ's are thier for the the "Love, moral support etc" In my case I prefer not to read about a persons inner life's problems etc. It opens up a door for talk that in my case, I am not interrested in. But we are all different. I don't friend and I don't PQ. That is my option. And it serves me well. Take care, and have a great day, pledge
Good morning, I would think its both being that they go hand in hand when someone is able to relate to ones situation
I personally would rather inbox someone if its close the the heart and be direct about asking only medications signs or symptom .
When you find someone who can relate to I would allow it to grow by exchanging personal emails or phone number
Take care care
Hi Anna & good morning to you. I don't see anything wrong with asking for moral support at all. I have never seen a question by you that did not refer back to your medical issues. Opps! Maybe one last week or so about aplogizing to a friend, but still did not see that it was out of line, considering your problems or medical issues. I also don't see how saying good morning or have a nice day to someone can be interrupted wrong. It's just a way of letting others know you are on site. Basically this site to my understanding is for medical questions, but when we get to know others so well, & want the opinion of many not just one, I don't think asking 'a' question is too far out of line. They did make the PQ for personal questions, & many have exchanged emails with one another & sometimes phone numbers. That is strickly up to each individual to decide whom they can trust or become personal friends with or not.
That was the intention as far as I know for the PQ's. I hope this has helped answer your question, & have a great day... Mary
I think they look for key words with a software program-then they check for content. They just don't want people using this for business, spamming, flaming, or begging for money.
I was blocked from everything-couldn't answer-whatever. I finally asked as a post question-I'm in pain because I'm blocked. and they let that through and let me back on. I never received a warning or anything. Then I couldn't comment or vote up. I'm not saying this to scare you. One woman wrote how horrible she feels because one of her sons has addiction problems. Someone dumped on her-and she asked about that. It was posted and several members comforted her. I have a felon-addicted grandson that steals from us when he's in the house. It breaks my son's heart. My son was a Coast Guard drug interdiction officer-and the whole family has national security clearances. I had to buy a security DVR and cameras this summer, because the grandson began stealing from us again. Now he seldom comes- and he stays in one place-usually at the kitchen staring at the red lights on the camera. Anyway-she found out that she wasn't alone. I'm not alone. And Pickles-thank you for walking with me through my problems.
Hello Pickles. I think I have to agree with pledge as this sight was designed more for medical questions and answers, however, many people using this sight are dealing with physical illnesses as well as mental illnesses. Illnesses that I believe there is much yet to learn about. We have come along way from shock therapy and lobotomies. But still have a long way to go. PQ's are the best way to share more about feelings.
Personally i think anything related to medicine, illness - both mental and physical is relevant here. I have also received a lot of support here and know many friends have. I think more personal problems not related to the above could be discussed using the personal question facility to friends you have met here. Who am i to generalise though : )
I hope you are doing OK right now?
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