Education, Support & Advocacy


Many fibromyalgia websites just repeat what all of the other websites say.  I have provided links to some of the most educational websites that I have found.


This is THE BEST article that I have ever found that explains fibromyalgia in a simplified way to friends and family:

Another great article from WebMd with a plethora of fibromyalgia information.

Other informative websites:

The Mayo Clinic:

National Fibromyalgia Association:

Fibromyalgia Network News:

National Fibromyalgia Research Association:

The FMS Community:


John Hopkins:

Ask the Doctor Checklist:

10 Signs to Dismiss Your Doctor:


Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome : A Survival Manual   

Written by Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A. (Author) and Devin Starlanyl, M.D. (Author)

Your Symptoms Are Real – What To Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong

Written by Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D. (Author)

Fibromyalgia For Dummies

Written by Roland Staud, (Author) and Christine A. Adamec


It is almost impossible to find “live” support groups to join but you can go to to try and find one in your area.  Otherwise, there are some great online support groups.

My favorite support group is WebMd.

Listed here are several more support groups.  Some are established groups, others are “start-ups”.

Fibromyalgia Advocacy, Awareness and Fundraising:

AFFTER (Advocates For Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and Research):

CD proceeds to be donated to AFFTER to help fund fibro research: