Fibromyalgia and Related Chronic Pain
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by the constant presence of widespread pain throughout much of the body, fatigue and stiffness. It can be incapacitating, but it is not degenerative. Many persons with fibromyalgia do not sleep well. The condition is very similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and mainly affects women ages 25 to 50 years of age.
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA)
Information for patients and families.
PO Box 32698
Tucson, AZ 85751
Mass ME / CFS & FM Association
Provides supportive services for patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.
PO Box 690305
Quincy, MA 02269-0305
Contact: Contact Form
National Fibromyalgia Association
We support people with chronic pain illnesses and their families and friends by contributing to caring, professional, and community relationships.
3857 Birch Street Suite 312
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Massachusetts Fibromyalgia Resources:
Massachusetts General Hospital Fibromyalgia Information
Includes symptoms and treatment.
Tufts Medical Center Fibromyalgia Care
Includes programs and services, care team and news.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Fibromyalgia Information
Includes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fibromyalgia Information
Includes disease overview and treatment options.
UMass Memorial Medical Center Pain Management
UMass Memorial Medical Center provides advanced and comprehensive pain management services.
Baystate Pain Management Center
Only comprehensive center for the care and treatment of patients with persistent pain in western Massachusetts.
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Support Groups
The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills. Groups are facilitated by the group members themselves and the success of the group is a shared responsibility.
Fibromyalgia Health Center with tools and resources.
Additional Resources found on our Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet last updated on: 2/16/2023
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