I have been off the site recently as have quite a few other people.
I have looked through some posts and I feel the general anger and anxiousness in a lot of posts this past few months.
People come on here as they are worried and concerned and increasingly are asking very technical questions , about covid, vaccines and symptoms because they are worried and a lot of times now cannot or don't want to " bother" doctors at this time.
Of course, a lot of times ,we simply cant reply, as we dont know the answers but the lack of kindness and empathy I have noticed is palpable to me as a long term member .
If you get stressed from answering the same questions or posts then please dont, be kind to yourself and have a break.
Also, if I get any negative replies or "trolling" or nasty private messages in future I will simply report these replies.
I've read some angry, sarcastic replies, lots of shouty type capital letter replies. Why has this started , is it lockdown and be reassured I thought long and hard before writing this.
This is a support group for rheumatoid arthritis, I know the pandemic has made people more upset , but please remember the word "support" in your replies, I cannot believe some of the recent ones on here, often from people that do not have RA. 😟
If you want to troll me, go ahead, but in all honesty let's get back in track and help and support all of us who know from our own experiences about RA.
That is what we were good at. Be kind and I hope you all have a good day with little pain.