Fibromyalgia

Disability/Illness Description:

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.

Associations/Groups:

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) – Information for patients and families.
PO Box 32698
Tucson, AZ 85751
Phone: 520-733-1570
Fax: 520-290-5550
Email: kthorson@afsafund.org

Mass CFIDS / ME FM AssociationProvides  supportive services for patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.
PO Box 690305
Quincy, MA 02269-0305
Helpline: 617-471-5559
Contact Form

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association – We support people with chronic pain illnesses and their families and friends by contributing to caring, professional, and community relationships.
31 Federal Avenue
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 801-200-3627
Email: info@fmcpaware.org

National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) – Website is designed to provide you with a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.
3857 Birch St. Suite 312
Newport Beach, Ca 92660
Email: nfa@fmaware.org

Other Information:

Fibrocenter.com – Community of education, support & understanding for people with fibromyalgia

National Fibromyalgia Partnership (NFP)High quality, medically-accurate information on fibromyalgia symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and research.

National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) – Fibromyaglia research and education, patient organizations, upcoming events posted on website

WebMD – What is Fibromyalgia? – Fibromyalgia Health Center with tools and resources.

Additional Resources found on our Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet

 

Fact Sheet last updated on: 10/3/2017