Group Description

TheRheumatoidFactor was created for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, other Autoimmune Diseases and Fibromyalgia.

Our group is first and foremost a SUPPORT group. We encourage people to share what is happening both the good and the bad. We understand that life is not all sunshine and roses. So please feel free to whine, vent, mope, rant, cry or do a happy dance! Even if our members have not been through what you are going through, they can be sympathetic and listen. We also offer research and information. We consider ourselves a family, we care about each and every individual, whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Rheumatoid for 26 years as I have. We may be smaller than some groups, but that only means you get more individualized attention!

Disagreements can happen, and that is life, but we are all adults and if those disagreements escalate into flaming, you will be ejected from the group.

So, grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up and come on in and join us! I think we have one of the best  databases anywhere, and news and information on RA, Fibro and other AI diseases is sent to the group as often as possible. We not only allow humor and jokes, we ENCOURAGE it! Laughter saves our sanity!

All new members will be on moderated status to avoid the possibility of spammers. We protect our members & take your privacy very seriously! "Also no new members will be approved until they have filled out & returned our Do Tell", which you will receive via e-mail when applying. This is just so that we know a little about you and why you wish you join us, this is also to protect our members. Please try and do this within 14 days of applying as the group set up will automatically delete the pending membership after that time and you will have to apply again. Many thanks for your co-operation. 

NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS: The posting of messages with the intent to promote products and or services is not allowed. Signature lines with the same intent are not permissible. That means NO ADVERTISING OF ANY KIND. Please ask permission on the group before contacting group members off list. Harvesting of email addresses to promote a product, study etc is not allowed.

Founded by Lyn.

Now owned by Gilly
& co-owned by Annette.

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