Angie069 wrote: I suppose the moderators don't want people influencing others with medications. From my understanding, this is a website where people post their personal experiences upon taking a certain medication, but not a means to influence anyone to get the actual medication...if that makes any sense.
I tried medical cannabis oil and it did nothing for me to relieve pain.
I suppose some people post sensitive information then it gets deleted or censored.
You are partially correct. The Chronic Pain Australia forum is fully public and open to anyone on the internet. We do not have the capacity to employ doctors, scientists, pharmacists, or any other allied health professionals to moderate any of the topics here. Unfortunately, there are many people who suffer chronic illnesses who are quite vulnerable and who can be influenced to try out different medications or therapies, which could prove to be risky or even dangerous, thus causing injury or death.
If any of our members suffered injury or death and our organisation did nothing to try and stop the offending posters from selling their products or services, then we would be liable and open to prosecution.
Notwithstanding the obvious legal aspect, we actually do care about people who suffer from chronic pain and we care about their safety and wellbeing. So we guard this forum with great jealousy and refuse to allow anyone from selling any products or recommending any website or company that is a money-making enterprise, to be advertised here on the forum. Unless it has been scrutinised by the Board and they have granted permission for it to be publicised on the Forum.
If people wish to look for these sellers or providers, then they only need to go to Google and type in the topic and they will be furnished with thousands of suggestions.
Chronic Pain Australia reserves the right to protect its members. As Johnno has said above, all the moderating team suffer from chronic pain and we are volunteers. So we can only handle so much work and will not entertain people who refuse to follow the rules. This is a very easy forum to belong to and to post in. We just don't want people selling anything here and those who do post, know this, but post anyway, which is why they get their posts deleted and profiles canceled.
We welcome all new members and especially discussions on the many topics here, so please keep talking.
Thank you for raising this topic again.
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)