[TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions
We’ve updated how to Get Started on Connect.
These step-by-step instructions with illustrations will help you get the most out of Connect. Find tips on how to:
- Follow a Group(s)
- Take Part in a Discussion
- Start a New Discussion
- Mention Members
- Send a Private Message
- Add and Edit My Profile
- Set Notification Preferences
- Subscribe or Unsubscribe from a Discussion
- Stop or Restart all Notifications
The Get Started on Connect instructions can be found any time on any page on Connect. Simply scroll down to the footer on any page. In the footer you can also read:
- About Connect
- About our Moderators and Mentors
- Community Guidelines
Let us know what instructions you would like to have added to the Get Started page.
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Just Want to Talk Support Group.
I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through
Good question. You can follow and participate in as many groups as relevant to you. Here’s a list of all the groups on Connect: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/
We rarely “fit” into one group. For example, one person may wish to follow Women’s Health, Caregivers, and Heart Health. Another person may follow only Lung Cancer. Everyone can tailor what groups they follow to their specific interests or health issues. Following specific groups, will tailor the information you get in your Daily Digest — a daily email summary of the activity happening groups and pages you are following.
Learn more about How to Follow Groups https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/#follow-a-group
Is there a way to start a new group, not a new discussion but a new group?
Colleen, is there a group for Sciatica?
Let me know if you find one please.
Thank you colleen l just wasn’t sure if you had to stay with one group.
I have suffered from this since August. Had a steroid shot in Sept. and anti inflammatory meds. It flares up with the least amount of housework. Icing helps but would really like some answers!
Colleen, I have IPF and am thinking about stem cell therapy. What do you know about that? I notice that Mayo makes no mention of this treatment. Lung Institute is really high on this for a much improved quality of life.
I have lung problems from a collapsed lung and multiple pneumonia in 1995
@kibwezi, you can submit a request for a new group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/contact-a-community-moderator/
Groups are usually born out of demonstrated activity within in an existing group. For example, the Cancer group created several sub groups (Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer, etc.) once the number of members, discussions and regular postings warranted the opening of a new group.