If you are looking for a support group in your area, the Fibromyalgia Network is here to help. We maintain listings for groups in all 50 United States. Support group members can offer encouragement, an understanding ear, friendly advice, and education. At meetings, fibromyalgia patients can share their experiences without fear of being judged or criticized. Group leaders offer patients and families an opportunity to discuss common concerns, share successes, and benefit from the experiences of others. Patients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or other chronic pain conditions often say they feel isolated or alone with their illness. Being a member of a group or simply contacting a group leader can help patients reduce these feelings of isolation
Spouses or other family members are often welcome to attend these gatherings to help understand how they, too, can provide a beneficial support foundation at home.
Local support groups offer their own individual format. In addition to friendly gatherings, groups may host speakers to discuss the latest in therapies and treatments, or offer a professional’s point of view in managing life-altering chronic illnesses. Our listings also include groups that provide phone support only.
Anyone can obtain support group information in their state by sending a business-sized, self-addressed, first-class stamped envelope to:
Fibro Support Groups
P.O. Box 31750
Tucson, AZ 85751
Request a support group listing for connections in your state today.
Why Our Support Groups Are Not Online
The Fibromyalgia Network does not offer listings or contact information on support group leaders online to avoid misuse, solicitation, or contact by unscrupulous or unethical entities seeking to promote their own gain. This list is provided as patient support for reference only. The use of these lists for marketing, advertising, or any other promotional purposes is prohibited.