ME/CFS weekly phone support group

supportgroupME/CFS Weekly Phone Support Group – Saturdays at 8pm EST
(712) 770-4700; 915110#

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OVERVIEW:
This is a peer-to-peer Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME support group. This call is designed to support one another through the hardships of this illness by listening and sharing experiences. Join us from the comfort of your own bed, with others who understand. Most participants have ME/CFS, but family & friends are very welcome to join the dialogue, so we can all benefit from sharing different perspectives and information.

Each call is different, focusing on the topics that participants want to talk about that evening. Discussions can cover a wide range of matters, including symptoms, socializing, research, treatments, diet, the isolation and stigma of this disease and advocacy efforts. A typical call runs 1-1.5 hours, but you can join for a shorter period.

Click on the ‘EVENTS’ section for this group to RSVP for a call. If you RSVP, that call will be added to your Facebook calendar as a helpful reminder. We prefer you to RSVP, but you can still join the call without an RSVP.

Please be respectful of others’ opinions and journeys. No solicitation for any business or product will be tolerated, as this is for social support only. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING:
Participant Instructions
Dial-In Number: (712) 770-4700
Enter your Access Code: 915110 followed by # sign.

TIP: Add the dial-in to your mobile phone’s contacts or calendar reminder for easier dialing
Blackberry Friendly: 712-770-4700×915110#
iPhone Friendly: 712-770-4700; 915110#

All are welcome to join this free conference call (U.S. based phone #). International participants can download “Free Conference Call” in the app store and connect via the Internet for free. For information on the app, go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com/apps. Certain local in-country dial-in numbers may be available – reach out to the group admins to check.

IMPORTANT: Please keep your phone on mute during a call when not talking, or make sure there is minimal background noise. Background noise can disrupt a call, and many ME/CFS patients are sensitive to sounds. Using or placing your mobile device too close to a computer or speakerphone during the call can cause static or echoing. If you are using the “Free Conference Call” app or a different program to dial-in (e.g., Skype, Google Voice), please use a headset or earphones with a mic. Using speakerphone can also create static and echoing.

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DISCLAIMER:
The contents of this group and any conference calls are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Such content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This group assumes no liability for any medical treatment or other activity undertaken by individuals and encourages you to seek advice from a qualified health care professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, as well as before beginning or discontinuing any medication, supplement, treatment, therapy, or exercise regime. The group does not recommend, endorse, or make any warranties or representations with regard to any of the tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, services or other information that may be referred to in this group or during a call.