How to Search on Connect - It can help you!

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Dec 14, 2018

Do you know about Connect’s Search function? I find it really helpful when I want to find a discussion about a symptom that I have and want to connect with other members with similar health problems.

Have you tried it? If not, I would recommend giving it a test run. It’s easy, just click the small magnifying glass icon at the top of the window next to the little notifications bell.

Has it helped you? Let others know!

John

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Just Want to Talk Support Group.

Colleen- Excellent, thank you

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@colleenyoung

Q: I wish that there was a search for different topics. How do I find if a topic is already being discussed somewhere on Connect?
A: You can filter your search results by "Discussion". This will narrow your search results to only discussion titles and the first posts where your search term appears. Allow me to illustrate.

1. If I search for the term "palliative care," the search results include every post, discussion, blog, Q&A, event, etc that mentions the term "palliative care".
2. If I apply the search filter "Discussions," then the search results are limited to discussions only where the search term was mentioned in the title and/or the first post.

See the image below.

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I use this one a lot. It's a great resource.

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Thank you John! As a new member I appreciate the guidance.

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@kleelibby

Thank you John! As a new member I appreciate the guidance.

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Hi @kleelibby, Welcome to Connect! I'm glad you found the discussion helpful. Connect is a great place to meet other members who share similar symptoms and conditions and learn what has helped them.

Are you looking for any specific information or health condition discussion?

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Thanks for the welcome. I’ve found the groups I’m interested in, but had to change my email settings as I was getting bombarded with posts!

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I am not able to start discussion. I click on the icon, on top of the window, don't get any response.

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@sussan

I am not able to start discussion. I click on the icon, on top of the window, don't get any response.

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Hi @sussan, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Are you clicking on the START A DISCUSSION button at the top of a Group page?

If you want to start a new discussion in this Just Want to Talk group, go to the top of the window and click Just Want to Talk discussion link to take you to the groups home page where all of the discussions contained in the group are listed. Then click the Start a Discussion button and see if it works for you. The screens should show like below.

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what can I do to stop downward progression of pulmonary fibrous?

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@bdsmith

what can I do to stop downward progression of pulmonary fibrous?

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Hi @bdsmith, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will find members talking about pulmonary fibrosis in the Lung Health group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lung-conditions/

You may wish to join this discussion:
– Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis (sometimes): Finding strength https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pulmonary-fibrosis-some-times/

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I was diagnosed with RRMS twenty-four years ago. Six years. ago, I progressed to SPMS and had to go on disability from work. For the last nine months my legs have been getting progressively worse. An MRI in October, 2020 showed new lesions on my spine relating to my leg problems. I've gone from being able to walk every day to struggling to walk every day, doing yoga three times a week to not at all because of legs weakness. I just contacted the Mayo Clinic hoping for an appointment with the MS doctor(s). I'm not sure what to hope for by seeing the MS doctor(s), but I'm hoping they can help me. Does anyone have any experience seeing the MS doctors at the Mayo Clinic? I see a Neurologist in my hometown. I need to see a doctor that wants to help me and not just chalk it up to "another flare" or residual from a past flare that could last up to a year. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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