By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD
There are several support groups worldwide to help fibromyalgia patients cope with their symptoms. The network of support groups worldwide encourages participation of the fibromyalgia community.
Participation in support groups helps patients reach out to others with similar symptoms, challenges and problems and helps them foster an improved understanding of management including exercises and lifestyle adaptations and modifications.
Support groups as well as information and help can be found at:-
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Phone Number(s): (877) 226-4267 or (301) 495-4484
Internet Address: http://www.niams.nih.gov
Phone Number: (800) 283-7800
Internet Address: http://www.arthritis.org
National Fibromyalgia Association
Phone Number: (714) 921-0150
Internet Address: www.fmaware.org
Fibromyalgia Network (US)
National Fibromyalgia Partnership, Inc.
Phone Number: (866) 725–4404
Internet Address: http://www.fmpartnership.org
The Fibromyalgia Association UK (FMA UK)
Phone Number: 01384 895002
Website – www.fmauk.org
Arthritis Research UK
Fibromyalgia Support Network Inc. (Australia)
Arthritis New Zealand
Reviewed by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab)
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2013