Support Groups
Page Updated: February 07, 2011

 

Groups accepted for inclusion - Any support group that helps those living with FM, CMP, CFIDS, Gulf War Syndrome or any overlapping condition. Groups catering to care providers are also welcome.

How to submit a group. Send an email with the following details.

  • Groups name

  • Address, including the state so listing is inserted in the proper place.

  • Day and time meetings are available. Extra info such as "conference room A"

  • Name, phone number or email address of contact person.

  • Groups website.

  • Meeting guidlines - parking information, scent free, chidlren welcome etc.

  • Fees - Groups policy on admission fees and donations.


United States Support Groups

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Alabama:

Birmingham Area FMS Support- Support and Hope through Education.
Phone: 205-836-7467 They meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Moody, Alabama. It is recommended that you contact Charlotte for details and possible changes. Email: csims@bham.rr.com Contact Person: Charlotte Sims.

East Alabama Support Group (Auburn)
506 Peachtree Lane Auburn, AL 36830 Phone: 334-705-3264
Email: sharon_drakeford@eamc.org Contact Person: Sharon Drakeford.
They meet monthly in the Health Resource Center in Opelika.

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Arizona:

Avondale. West Valley FMS
1001 N Central Ave Avondale, AZ 85323 Phone: 623-877-4955
Email: johnraleigh@msn.com Contact Person: Jodi Raleigh. They meet the 3rd
Thursday of every month at the First So Baptist Church

Glendale Fibromyalgia Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 10:0 AM-noon, in rooms 7/8, at St. Raphael's Church, 5525 W. Acoma Rd., Glendale, AZ. (Enter through classroom 5 on west parking lot.) Contact: Marji McLain at marjimc@msn.com, phone 623-931-5195 or: Nancy Carter at nanclol@cox.net, phone 623-247-2807

Sun City. Contact Jeanette D. Young 105 W. Rancho Payson, AZ 85541
Sun Health Community Health Center 13101 N. 103rd. Ave. Sun City, AZ 85351 2

Yuma. Foothills Fibromyalgia Support Group
13909 E. 53rd. Lane Yuma, AZ. 85367 Phone: 928-342-7398
Email: mfwinz@juno.com Contact Person: Margo Winzeler.

Yuma. FM Support group at Calvary Baptist Church Yuma, Az. 101 west 26th st Yuma AZ 85364  Phone:928-726-8078 Email: melanson@adelphia.net
Contact Person: Janet Melanson

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California

San Diego Fibromyalgia Support Meetings at various locations: see website. Snail mail at: 4070 Goldfinch Street, Suite B
San Diego, Ca 92103 Dates and times: Various see website. Contact Person: Sharon Plache 619-299-5247
sharon@karisebodytherapy.com   Special information: We are offering free classes, support group gatherings, holiday events, guest speakers and open forum for ideas to provide support. Meetings are free, most classes are free. Minimal fee for special events.

Woodbridge Self-Help social & fun group.  Gather for a no-host lunch.  No fees. Email: sjcfidsfms@yahoo.com Contact Person: Vivien Haynes or Vinny Cookson. Mailing Address: P. O. Box 724 Woodbridge CA 95258 They meet 1st Wednesday of each month @ Perko's Restaurant Hwy 99 & Hwy 120 at 12:30 p.m. in banquet room.  Available parking and handicap parking.They also meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ Dee Dee's Restaurant 1170 Cherokee Lane 12:30 p.m. in banquet room.  Available parking and handicap parking

Fremont. This group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM to
1:00 PM at Kaiser Fremont Medical Center, Niles Building - Conference Rooms F, G, and H.
39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont

La Habra. Whittier Fibromyalgia Support Group Contact: Pat Porter Faithon@aol.com  or  562-869-7260
120 La Plaza Drive, La Habra, CA 90631-4446 Meets: 3rd  Thursday of each month, except December,  from 7-9 p.m. Location: Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in the Basement Auditorium.

Loma Linda FMS/CFS Support Group. Open to the community it's not just for veterans. They meet at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, 11201 Benton Street Loma Linda,  California. Time 5:30-7:30 on the first and third Thursdays, 3rd floor, Social work Conference Room  Phone # is (909) 825-7084, ext. 2645.  Feel free to bring your dinner. For more information contact Mary McKennell at  Mary.McKennel@med.va.gov   Lending library available and e-mail reminders re meeting.

Murrieta. Neuromuscular Fibromights  Murrieta, CA  92563 They Meet Monthly. (909) 677-3251 tsubo11@aol.com  for more details.

Napa Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group meets monthly at Napa Valley College (usually on the fourth Saturday of the month). noon to 2:30. 12-12:30 is a social 1/2 hour and the meeting is an educational emphasis. Often there are speakers who concentrate on one area of interest to the group, such as stress management, cognitive deficits, exercise, nutrition, etc. For more information send an email to fmupdate2000@hotmail.com.

Pasadena FM, Chronic Fatigue,Chemical Sensitivity Support Group
contact:  Tenny Custer 626-287-5436

Redlands, California--Beaver Medical Clinic FMS/CFS Support Group 2 West Fern Ave. Redlands, CA.  Open to the community-not just BMC patients. Meets 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm & 3rd Monday 10:00-11:00 a.m.  For more information call Health Education at 909 335-4131.
On line support group available at  BMGCFFM@ www.yahoogroups.com Facilitators: Ernie Medina (Mondays) Mary McKennell (Tuesdays)

Riverside Area Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Information Exchange and Support Group
Contact person: Holly Fallon Phone: (951) 471-3381 Email:fibrogroup@hotmail.com
Meeting Place: The Goeske Center, 5257 Sierra St., Room "C", Riverside, CA 92504
Meeting Time: Every second Wednesday of each month, from 9:30-11am
Website: http://groups.msn.com/FibromyalgiaSiteForInformation
Donations: Not Mandatory

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Connecticut:

COOL  We are on-line support group with a message board. We have special holiday get togethers and cookouts in the summertime. Our address is: COOL 30 Hill Top Road East Haddam, Ct. 06423. message board. Contact Us; e-mail  
We are also an information contact. We do educational programs and have gotten a proclaimation signed by our governor for the last 5 years. If you would like any more info please ask. We also have a great group refered doctor associated with our group. Contact person, Shiakoda

Central Connecticut Fibro Support Group
Website: http://www.myfibrosite.com/users/centralctfibrogroup/Home.html
E-mail: centralctfibrogroup@myfibrosite.com
Contacts: Sharon at (860) 406-1072 and Lisa at (860) 940-5075

New Britain. Fibromyalgia Support Group
226 Roslyn Drive New Britain, CT 06052 Phone: 860 225-5565
Email: bkuckrn@yahoo.com Contact Person: Beverly Kukuck, RN. They meet at the Bradely Memorial Hospital.  6:30 pm on the  2nd wed of the month,  September thru June.

Waterbury FMS/CFS Support Group
11 Lynn Circle Naugatuck, CT 06770 Phone: 203-729-9342
Email: kjstotz@wmconnect.com Contact Person: Kathy Stotz. They meet at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury on the 2nd Monday of the month, except July and August.

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Florida:

Comprehensive HealthCare Systems. 4676 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida  33417 between Military Trail and Haverhill Rd across from the new Lowe's Building. Meeting Times:  Tuesday evenings at 7pm,    There is no charge, but reservations are necessary. Contact:  Yolanda or Kristie  email:  support@westpalmhealth.com  telephone:  561-684-0710 fax:  561-689-7571 

Jacksonville Fibromyalgia Support Group. We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 14578 Camberwell Lane S., Jacksonville, FL 32258.  Never a fee.  Please feel free to bring a love one or friend.Telephone 904-886-7214 or email: cbourg@comcast.net

Melbourne, FL. Fibro Friends 1st Thurs of the month at 7p.m. Holmes Regional Medical Center Auditorium, Hickory Street. For info contact Naomi Stumbo 321-434-1700

Fort Walton Beach Fibro Gang. Meets the 3rd Thursday of
the month at 6:30PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at the corner of Highway
98 and Wright Drive.  Contact Juliane at (850)651-0739 for more information

Crestview Fibromyalgia Support Group  Meets the 2nd Tuesday
every month at North Okaloosa Medical Center Senior Circle Room at 6:30PM.
Contact Juliane at (850)651-0739 for more information.

Suncoast Tampa/Brandon CFIDS/FMS/MCS Support Network  is a support group for Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. The group meets monthly at two sites in the Tampa/Brandon areas. A mailing list and newsletter are also available. Please See Marilyn Kerr's page for more details, meeting times etc.  http://www.geocities.com/~marilynk/suncoast.htm

Boca Raton Contact: Dr. Rada Strauss 561-276-0307 Email:drstrauss@relaxshrink.com
Meets at: W. Boca Medical Ctr. Outreach Center Boca Hamptons Plaza, Lyons Rd. and Kimberly Blvd,  9070 Kimberly Blvd Boca Raton (483-9805, 800-984-8558). All Meeting: Second Thursday of the month, September through June, 11:00A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Sponsored by: The Arthritis Foundation of West Palm Beach.  Long Established Warm Group.

The Ocala, Florida Fibromyalgia Support Group meets the first thursday of each month. Contact Lifetime Rehabilitation Center
352-268-2596. Janet Couch, Occupational Therapist. We have over 125 on our mailing list and have guest speakers at most meetings.

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Georgia:

More Than Conquerors. Get help, support, and valuable resources for Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses! Contact Kristin Huey at 678-538-8514 for more infomation. Send mail enquiries to Kristin Huey 3484 Cherry Blossom Court Loganville, GA 30052. Email at   kristinhuey@yahoo.com They currently meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 6pm.

Conyers. Carole Fann has an FMS/CFIDS support group in Conyers. View her website for the times, dates and information at: http://fibromyaligia.meetup.com/30
She also can be reached by email at: fanny718@bellsouth.net   Her phone number is: 770-918-9475

Douglas County Fibromyalgia Support Group. They meet at 11:00am the 1st Tuesday of each month.Arbor Heights Baptist Church,3506 Reynolds Rd, Douglasville, Georgia   30135 Contact:Vickie Pruitt, 770-949-2659 (vpruic@peoplepc.com), or Tom Green,770-489-6490

Kennesaw. Northwest Atlanta CFS/FMS Support Group 2973 Owens Meadow Drive   Kennesaw, GA 30152  770-974-0157 Emai to: cjwend@earthlink.net Their web site:  They meet the second Tuesday of every month at Christ Episcopal Church, Dendtler Hall, 1210 Wooten Lake Road,
Kennesaw 30152

Sugar Hill. Carol Herriman   770-271-3734 We meet every Tuesday 12:30 to 2 PM at Sugar Hill United Methodist
Church, 4600 Hwy 20 (Nelsen Brogdon) Sugar Hill, GA 30518 Email  Dallas5050@bellsouth.net

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Illinois: 

Antioch. Advocates for FMS
844 Main Street Antioch, IL. 60002 Phone: 847-362-7807 Email: shari@core.com
Web Site: http://www.AFFTER.org Contact Person: Shari Ferbert. They meet once a month.

Bellville. Fibromyalgia Support group meets at Memorial Hospital the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. Bellville, IL

Bolingbrook. Central DuPage Hospital Fibromyalgia Support Group
779 Feathersound Drive Bolingbrook, IL. 60440 Phone: 630-739-2339
Fax: 630-739-1050 Email: pattic417@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.cdh.org Contact Person: Patti Crimer. They meet twice a month at the Health Track fitness Center & restaurant.

Bradley. Fibromyalgia Support Group
158 N Quincy Avenue Bradley, IL. 60915 Phone: 815-933-8873
Email: BGCluney@aol.com Contact Person: Brenda Cluney RN BSN. They meet once a month at Bakers Square.

Christopher. Fibromyalgia Support Group
410 S. Snider St. Christopher, IL. 62822 Phone: 618-724-9899
Email: siercks@mychoice.net Contact Person: Mary Siercks.
They meet at the Hampton Building ,Once a  month on the 3rd Tuesday.

Geneva. FMS (Fixing Muscles and Spirits) 300 Randall Road Geneva, Il 60134 Phone: 630-443-8202 Email: jayne.holley@delnor.com Contact Person: Jayne Holley They meet at Delnor Hospital the second Sunday of each month and the fourth Wednesday at 1pm at a local restaurant.Call/email for schedule changes.

Joliet. Wednesday Nite Fibro Group
2513 Crystal Dr Joliet, IL. 60435 Phone: 815-436-9507
Email: kml51@aol.com Contact Person: Kathleen LaBarge. They meet at the St Josephs Sports
& Rehabilitation site the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

McHenry. Fibromyalgia Network and Arthritis Foundation. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm
Northern Illinois Medical Center Route 31 and Bull Valley Road McHenry, IL 60050 Contact: Lois Mathews
3145 E. Lake Shore Drive Wonder Lake, IL 60097 Phone: 815-653-7171 Fax: 815-653-7172   tpm@mc.net

Morriks. Fibromyalgia Support Group
1341 N Liberty St Morriks, IL. 60450 Phone: 815-942-0499
Contact Person: Marge Olson. They meet at the Morris Hospital once a month.

Normal. Chronic Fatigue - Fibromyalgia Syndromes Support
303 Belview Ave Normal, IL. 61761 Phone: 309-452-2477
Email: acebowlersmom@aol.com Contact Person: Evonne B. Warmnest. They meet at the First United Methodist Church, the last Tuesday of every month except December.

Pekins. Fibromyalgia Support group meeting at Pekins Hospital 2409 Willow St.Pekins, Il 61554 Bob Baccheschi

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Indiana

Terre Haute. Living Well With Fibromyalgia Support Group.  Health South 501 E. Davis Drive, Terre Haute, In. They meet the 3rd Saturday of each month 1:00-3:00. Contact Barbara Marlowe for information. Phone 812-894-2074.

There is a Fibromyalgia Support Group that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:30p-3:30p at Community Hospital Anderson Education Center.  The Education Center is located on the corner of Cross St. and Madison Ave. at 1923 N. Madison Ave. Anderson, IN 46011.   This support group has been in existence for many years.  Please contact Sandy Zentz at 765-298-1652 with any further questions. Angie.

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Iowa:

Genesis Medical Center's Fibromyalgia Support Group Meets the first and third Mondays at 1:00 at Genesis at Maplecrest 2535 Maplecrest Road,  Suite 14 in Bettendorf, Iowa  This group has been in existence since 1989.  It  is a part of the Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. There is no fee or registration.  The building is handicapped accessible.Sometimes we have speakers other meetings are sharing. Contact is Alicia Owens at 563-421-3491 or owensa@genesishealth.com

Carroll Iowa Support Group We have a meeting once a month at the St. Anthony Hospital in
Carroll, Iowa.  We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in meeting room #2.  We have speakers and also group sessions. Next meeting is the fourth Tuesday of October. All are welcome.

Cedar Rapids. FibroFamily - Facilitators  Patricia Pollock and Jan Schick, cofacilitator. phone number 319-362-2316 They meet the third Thursday of each month at St. Lukes Center for Health and Well-Being,
810 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  location phone number 369-8161.

Council Bluffs. FM Support 19394 Perry Rd Council Bluffs, IA. 51503 Phone: 712-323-9795
Email: wood.se@cox.net Contact Person: Sandra Wood

Marion. FibroFamily Support Group Facilitator:  Patricia Pollock Contact info: phone number 319-389-1464, email FibroFamily@aol.com Meeting dates August 16, 2007 no September meeting October 18, 2007 no November meeting December 20, 2007 follows for 2007:  Location:  Lowe Park Arts t  and Environment Center 4500 10th Street. Marion, Iowa All patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are welcome to attend along with any friends of family members.

New Hampton. Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton Fibromyalgia Support Group
308 N. Maple Avenue New Hampton, IA. 50659 Phone: 641-394-4121
Fax: 641-394-2328 Email: crawforf@mercyhealth.com
Web Site: http://www.mercynewhampton.com Contact Person: Francie Crawford Community Outreach / Education Coordinator. They meet at the Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton Once a month.  5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month

Shenandoah Fibromyalgia Support Group
304 Johnson Drive Shenandoah, IA. 51601 Phone: 712-246-3244
Email: delsta@netins.net Contact Person: Della Staples. They meet at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

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Kansas:

NCFSFA-Topeka Chapter: National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Assoc. Second Tuesday of every month, 7:00-9:00pm. St. Francis Hospital of Topeka meeting rooms on 2nd floor. Contact information: Randy at 785-234-5932 or by email at: topekacfs@care2.com Celia Daniels, group leader . In addition to our monthly meetings we have a monthly e-newsletter and an occasional print newsletter. We are happy to add interested people to our email or print mailing lists.

Ellsworth. Augusta Area Fibro/Chronic Fatigue Support Group
1155 Old Hwy 40 Ellsworth, KS. 67439 Phone: 785-472-3448
Email: dsurbanek@informatics.net Contact Person: Sharon Urbanek. They meet at the Aurora Community Hospital Private Dining Room the 3rd Tuesday each month (except December)

Labette County. Fibromyalgia Support Group Labette County Medical Center Parson, Kansas Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m., in the first floor conference room. For more information, please contact Wally Panych or call (316)-421-8204 or (316)-879-5326 for more information.

Winfield Fibromyalgia Support Group
1414 Hackney Winfield, KS. 67156 Phone: 620-221-3602
Email: rvanallen1@cox.net Contact Person: Robin Van Allen. They meet at the Winfield United Methodist
Church the 3rd Wed. of every month

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Kentucky:

Bowling Green. FirbroHearts PO Box 112 Smiths Grove, KY. 42171 Phone: 270-563-9524
Email: fibrohearts@aol.com Web Site: http://www.angelfire.com/falcon
/fibrohearts/index.html
Contact Person: Deana K Snow. They meet at the Barnes & Noble in
Bowling Green, once a month.

Cynthiana. FibroFriends Cynthiana, Kentucky Meet: 2nd Monday of each month Time:   7:00 pm,   Conference Rm 1 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital Contact Person:  Glenda Northcutt  859-234-8583

Lakeside Park. Fibrofriends of NKY We meet the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM at Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY  41017. The meetings last approximately 2 hours. Childcare is not available.  The contact person is  Nelda Purdon,  859-586-4733
or purdon@peoplepc.com   We also have a website  http://www.mypeoplepc.com/members/purdon/fibrofriendsofnorthernkentucky/
We encourage support folks to attend also.

Louisville Fibromyalgia Support Group Meets the 4th Monday of every month at the
Jewish Hospital Healthy Lifestyle Center For more information call Jefferson Mall at (502) 966-5977
Group Leader - D. Battreal

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Maine:

Augusta Area CFIDS/Fibro. Support Group
RR #1, Box 200 Windsor, ME 04363 Phone: 207-549-5029
Email: femelee@aol.com Contact Person: Fay S. Emery. They meet once a month at the Maine General Hospital.

Brunswick. FM Support group in Brunswick, Maine Place:Midcoast Hospital.
Contact Person is Corrinne Arroyo. Contact #'s. Healthline office at Midcoast,  729-0181
and Corrinne's home phone at 373-0975. They meet on the first and third tuesday of each
month,  from 6:30- 8pm, but they often run past that time, which is fine with the
hospital.  Also, they will be adding another date that will be during the day.
This meeting will be at  a central location on maine street in Brunswick, and
hopefully set by the end of April. Corrinne has lived with FM since the 1980's and has gone through the disability and workmans comp. system, she has a broad base of personal experience to share. She also has a personal message for FM Survivors, it reads "what I want people to understand the most about support groups, is that they are necessary"

Old Orchard Beach. Turning Point Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Group
25 Smithwhell Rd Unit One Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Phone: 207-934-6297
Email: kmegrant@maine.rr.com  Contact Person: Karen Grant-Tolman,  They meet at SMMC's offices at 13 Industrial Park Rd . On the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month. They request a $1.00 donation per visit.

Rochester. Seacoast Area Fibromyalgia/CFIDS/Chronic Pain Support Groups The Seacoast Chapter Support Group of the National CFIDS Foundation meets the second Sunday of every month in the First Floor Conference Room at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH. Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. FMI: Call Lisa Ball  603-332-0412

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Mass:

Boston. Fibromyalgia, Etc. Education & Support Groups and Counselling Services
Founded 1998 Greater Boston Area, MA : Fibromyalgia, Etc. Education & Support Groups for those with FMS, and related problems, and for their friends and families as well. Various types of groups, classes, individual counselling, lectures, advocacy, etc. Support available for your caregivers and family available. Individual counceling available as health issues permit. A poetry section is available for those who voice their pain with words. Soon to be a non-profit organization. Email:  Viscress@aol.com  Voicemail:  617-887-2692

Brookline. Beacon Chiropractic
1842 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02445 Phone:617-232-7566
Email: drsi2356@aol.com Contact Person: Mitchell Simon. They meet the 1st Saturday of each month.

Chelsea. Fibromyalgia, Etc.Education And Support Groups
108 Winthrop Rd. Chelsea, MA 02150 Phone: 617-887-2692
Fax: 627-884-45638 Email: Viscress@aol.com Contact Person: Cheryl Angelo MLS, BS HS, ASCP, AF cert. They ask for a $5.00 donation for regulars.

Millis. Life After Fibromyalgia
84 Village Street Millis, MA 02054
Email: lorlen@earthlink.net Contact Person: Lorraine Forman. This is a unique group, as it meets monthly in Lorraine's home.

North Berkshire Fibromyalgia / CFIDS Association - For people with
Fibromyalgia and/or CFIDS in Berkshire County, MA. Everyone is welcome and
admission is free. http://home.adelphia.net/~surok/fms

Northampton They meet on the 4th  Monday of every month at Cooley Dickenson Hospital, in Dakin. Conference rm. A, from 7pm to 9pm.  Each month they host a speaker who has something to share on Fibromyalgia.  Doctors, Lawyers, ergonomic specialists and motivators like author Noah St John from the success clinic.

Orange. Fibromyalgia Support Group at Athol Memorial Hospital P.O. Box 307 Orange, MA 01364 Phone: 978-249-3511
Email: fmsg@mwilliamson.com Web Site: www.mwilliams.son.com Contact Person: Miryam Ehrlich Williamson. They meet at the Thol Memorial Hospital in Atol, Mass, on the 2nd. Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

Salisbury. Friends with fibro support group meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM  Hilton Senior Center 37 Lafayette Rd. Salisbury, MA 01952 Visit their website for more information.

Salisbury. Seacoast Area Fibromyalgia/CFIDS/Chronic Pain Support Groups  Salisbury -  1st Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Salisbury Senior Citizen's Center.  Contact John Labby at (978)462-5403.

Williamstown. Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Association of the Bukshires
15 Orchard Lane Williamstown, MA 01267 Phone: 413-458-4319
Web Site: http://www.home.adelphia.net/surok/fms Contact Person: Marion Goodale. They meet at St. Johns Episcopal Church on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Cost is $1.00 per meeting.

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Michigan:

Purpose: H.O.P.E Helping Our Pain and Exhaustion, Inc. is a 501(c3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance knowledge and awareness of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome through educational programs in order to educate families, friends, the public, the media and the medical community.  Meeting Location: Farmington Hills Public Library Meeting Address: 32737 West 12 Mile Road  Meeting City: Farmington Hills, Michigan Meeting Zip: 48334 Leader Name: Sharon Ostalecki Leader Phone Number: 248-344-4063 Leader Email Address: smo23915@aol.com Web Site: http://hffcf.org

Bad Axe. New Beginnings - FM, CFIDS, LUPUS Support Group Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month - 6pm to 8pm.   Meetings are at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Bad Axe, Michigan.  We have speakers, group help, as well as individual help.  Group Leader: Lynne Gucwa   (517) 269-8697  Snail mail: Lynne Gucwa 2890 S. Thomas Rd Bad Axe, Michigan 48413 Group Co-Leader: Marilyn Luedke   (517) 269-9396 Group Alternate: Carol Campbell (517) 269-6575 All are welcome, including caregivers.

Metro Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group: Merriman Rd. Baptist church. 2055 Merriman Rd. Garden City, MI 48135
1-3 PM.  2ND Thursday of each month. Run by a 9 member advisory board the group offers the following services; guest speakers, table talks, a newsletter and a lending libray. There is no fee required but donations welcome. Contact Lucy Rowley at   734-462-1768 or lucyrowley23@hotmail.com
Website:  www.geocities.com/fibro_cfs_sup_group_gl/fibro.html
 

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Minnesota:

Benson Area Fibromyalgia Support Group meets the first Monday of each month (except December and January, February and March--due to our excessively cold, slippery and snowy weather we usually get) at the Swift Co. Benson Hospital dining room, at 7 pm.   We are in the west central area of Minnesota and our information covers several communities.  Our local medical services work very well with the group as well as LISTENS to our gathered information.   Contact Joyce Nokleby (302) 843-2004 for more information   or Swift County Benson Hospital--Stella K  stellak@scbh.org  Phone: (320)843-1312

Buffalo. Wright County Fibromyalgia Support Group
504 NE 2nd St Buffalo, MN. 55313
Phone: 763-682-2606 Contact Person: Judith Schuster/Jill Rosnow-Co Leaders. They meet the 1st Sat of each month at 10:30 am. Buffalo Evangelical Free Church

St. Cloud. Hot Spots 6242 47th ST SE St. Cloud, MN. 56304 Phone: 320-743-2606 Email: philcolynn@yahoo.com Contact Person: Lynn Wagar. They meet at the Health Partners Central MN Clinic.  1245 15th ST NO St. Cloud MN 56301 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, except December.

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Mississippi:

Brandon. CFIDS/M.E. Association of Mississippi. Inc. PO Box 243 Brandon, MS. 39043 Phone: 601-824-1108 Web Site: http//www.cfids-miss.org Contact Person: Rev. Kenneth D. Cook. They meet at the River Oaks Hospital  on the   2nd Saturday of each month

Clinton. River Oaks-Rankin Medical Fibromyalgia Support Group
1607 Old Vicksburg Road Clinton, MS. 39056
Phone: 601-924-6326 Email: sumrall@earthlink.net Contact Person: Susan Sumrall. They alternate between River Oaks Hospital & Rankin Med Ctr.  They meet on the 3rd. Thursday of each month. 7 P.M.

Picayune. FMS Support Group 801 Goodyear Blvd Picayune, MS. 39466 Phone: 601-799-5149 Email: ccrenshaw@crosbymh.com Contact Person: Cathy Cranshaw. They meet the 3rd Monday of  every month 12:00 noon -Crosby Memorial Hospital

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Missouri:

Aurora Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue 18887 Lawrence 2175 Aurora, MO. 65605 Phone: 417-678-3580 Email: coraluxtr@hotmail.com Contact Person: Coralu Exter. They meet at the Aurora Community Hospital in the Private Dining Room each 3rd Tuesday of the  month. (except December)

Aurora: Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Aurora Community Hospital, Community Room and on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Jerry's Diner. Call Coralu Exter at (417) 678-3580 or Marilyn Carey at (417) 678-2666.

Branson: Meetings are the third Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m. at Skaggs Health Center, Russell Room. Call Karen Russell at (417) 335-7289.

Camdenton. Community Christian Church Meets 3rd Saturday of every month, 2:00 p.m. Contact: Jonelle Blackmore (573) 873-5609 Contact: Betty Gerdes (573) 873-5631 Camdenton, MO

Cape Girardeau: Meetings are the Third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A at Saint Francis Medical Center.

Columbia: Meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Callaway Bank, 1600 Chapel Hill Rd. (at the corner of Chapel Hill and Forum). Contact Jennifer Thompson at 814-1118 or cell phone 356-5388.

Ironton: Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., Iron County Health Department

Jefferson City. Capital Region Medical Center Meets 3rd Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Jefferson City, MO Contact: Denise Walters (573) 859-6635

Jefferson City: Meetings are the First Wednesday of the Month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Samaritan Center, 1310 E. McCarty St. Contact Barb Gidley at 573/635-9094 or via e-mail at utbrn@aol.com.

Lebanon. Harwood Manor/Evergreen Center (alternating) Meets 2nd Saturday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Lebanon, MO Contact: Kathy Neal (417) 588-1986

Lebanon: Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Breech Medical Center. Call Betty Collette at (417) 532-2019.

Shell Knob: Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall. Call Connie Hipkins at (417) 858-6426 or Linda Settles at (417) 858-8838.

Springfield: Meetings are the third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Regional Health Center, McAuley Room. Call Nella Schnaufer (417) 581-8819 or the Arthritis Information Line (417) 885-3665 or 1-800-835-5197.

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Montana:

Great Falls Fibromyalgia Fighters & Chronic Fatigue Support Group Meets
the second Tuesday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at Benefis East, room A
(across from the cafeteria). Contact coordinator Rita C. Severson at (406)
727-6949.

Kalispell. Flathead Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group. Meetings are once a month and free. They meet at the Summit in Kalispell, on Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm in Conference room #2. This group has been meeting for about 12 years.

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Nebraska:

Lincoln. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group Contact: Jacque Keller, lincolnsupport-owner@yahoogroups.com
Location: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street, Lincoln, NEMeetings: We meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Yahoo Group: Lincoln Support for people who live in Southeast Nebraska -- to
subscribe send an email to lincolnsupport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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New Hampshire:

CAFE Group- Concord Area Fibromyalgia Empowerment. Gary Cote, Group Leader Contact #455-9797
www.cafegroupnh.com

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New Jersey

FMGC (Fibromyalgia of Gloucester County) Support Group. Kennedy Hospital, Dr.s Dining Room, Turnersville, NJ. Thursday evenings, once a month from 6:00 - 8:00p.m. Must contact leader, Jodie Stewart for specific days (subject to change) 856-227-2260. Our group has chat nights, DVD nights, guest speakers.  I also give online research updates and info, e-mail or phone support to members...all meetings are free of charge.  Empower yourself with support and knowledge

Atlantic County Chronic Fatigue Support Group. NJCFSA Support Group AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Jimmy Leeds Rd., Pomona Leonard Friday Meeting Room - 2nd Sun. 2-4 INFO: Betty McConnell 609-748-3559 E-Mail:   bettymc28@comcast.net  No Meetings in July or August

The Bergen ME/CFS/FM Support Group meets from 2-4 PM on the third Sunday of each month (September – May) and the second Sunday of June.  No meetings July and August.   Meetings are fragrance free for those with allergies and chemical sensitivities. For info: please see www.njcfsa.org and click on “support Groups” for the latest information. 

Mercer County Chronic Fatigue Support Group Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, N.J.Second Sunday of each month, 2:00 am - 4:00 PM Meetings in the Auditorium (behind the Library) For information, call the Hospital Community Health Education Department (609) 584-6450

Middlesex County NJCFSA Support Group Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Board Room Little Albany St., New Brunswick, N.J. 2nd Sunday of each month, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Call (732) 937-8820 or (732) 463-5972 for a recorded message.

Monmouth County Chronic Fatigue Support Group The Center for Kids & Family Monmouth Medical Center 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740 INFO: Call Helene Henkel at 732-923-6990

Morris County Chronic Fatigue Support Group Conference Rm. Morris County Library 30 E. Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ 2nd Sat. month   2:00pm -3:30pm  Note: (Beginning 4/14/07) INFO: Patty Strunck 973-335-7357   or   pstrunck@optonline.net  Peg Walk 973-765-0577  or   Pegwalk@aol.com

Ocean County Chronic Fatigue Support Group
For Phone Support, call support group leader Linda (732) 914-9020.

Union County Chronic Fatigue Support Group For Phone Support, Call Ginny at (908) 688-8059.

Warren County Chronic Fatigue Support Group
Farley Education Center, Warren Community Hospital Phillipsburg Meets 1st Thursday of the month 7 PM.  INFO: 908-859-6735

Rockland County NY CFIDS/FM/MCS Support Group This group is located in New York, just over the border from New Jersey.   Members come from both states. INFO: Enis Mehdi 845-368-4646 (M-F 11-4) or email message21@yahoo.com
Also: Lisa Cohen – jazztune@hotmail.com .

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New York:

Pearl River. New York Support Network, Inc. New York Support Network, Inc. (NYSN) encourages the preservation and development of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome support groups in New York State, co! ordinates advocacy efforts, conferences and helps to educate patients and the public about these and related illnesses. Together we will have a greater voice to inform the public, doctors and politicians of our needs as members of the community.   Email: info@nysn.org Web: http://nysn.org New York Support Network, Inc.  P.O. Box 1085 Pearl River, N.Y. 10965 USA New Toll-free voicemail: (866) 841-9139   Extension 2458

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North Carolina

Fibromyalgia/CFS and Chronic Pain Support Group. We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month 6:30 to 8:30 pm The Ada Jenkins Center 212 Gamble Street Davidson NC, 28036 Contact Information: e-mail johnniejago@bellsouth.net   Phone: 704-947-7406  Johnnie Jago Ada Jenkins Center Contact: julie.fuselier@adajenkins.org  Phone: 704-896-0471 ext 111 Julie fuselier

Randolph Fibromyalgia Support Group Meetings are the 4th Monday’s at the Asheboro Senior Adults Association133 W Wainman Ave. Asheboro, NC Asheboro 2:00pm Parking at Asheboro Senior Adults Center or across the street in gravel parking lot. Contact: Robin Emerson at RandolphFMS@yahoo.com 336-736-3496  Website: RandolphFibromyalgia.webs.com Meetings are FREE/donations accepted 

Dobson. Gentle Hugs Fibromyalgia Support Group Email:
723 Rockford Rd, Dobson, NC 27017 Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Surry Community College, on S. Main St. in  Dobson, North Carolina (Surry County) Rm H-342, at 7pm. For more info please contact: Group Leader, Dee Jacobsen at (336)374-4611or Co-leader, Liz Eastridge at (336)366-2750

Mooresville/Statesville. The Fibromyalgia Support Group (Mooresville/Statesville) An informal group providing speakesr, discussion, and mutual support for people with fibromyalgia as well as for friends, family, and loved ones.  For details, call a member of the group at 948-7226 any evening from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CFIDS Support Group A free, peer led group meets monthly with professional speakers and sharing sessions. CFIDS or fibromyalgia. For more information , click here or call a member of the group at 563-0657, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to to 9 p.m

The Fibromyalgia Support Group of Arthritis Patient Services This professionally facilitated group has alternating program and sharing meetings each month.  For details, call Arthritis Patient Services at 331-4878 Monday through Friday from 9-5.

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Ohio:

Bowling Green. Wood County Hospital Patti Snyder 419-354-8950 950 W. Wooster Street Bowling Green, OH 43402

Brunswick. AWARE International,Association With A Responsibility to Educate. A support group that meets monthly in Brunswick,  Ohio to cover topics and issues related to FM/CFS and chronic pain. Contact them at PO Box 605 Brunswick, Ohio 44212-0605 or call 330-225-4415. Meetings usually take place at the public library.

Bucyrus. Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Support Group: Small group meeting the fourth Monday, except Dec.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia  Sue Peters Telephone Number: 419-562-4775  Email Address: sgp75us@yahoo.com
Address: First Church of the Nazarene, 2165 SR 4 S Bucyrus, OH 44820

Cincinnati. Mercy Fairfield Fibromyalgia Support Group Linda Contact Linda   (513) 527-5048 Exit 304
Website: http://myofascial-solutions.com   3050 Mack Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45014

Columbus. Fibromyalgia Support Group Columbus, OH. Phone: 614-268-8111 Email: susandmurrell@sbcglobal.net   Facilitator: Susan Murrell.
They meet once a month on Saturday morning at 9:30 (usually the first Saturday) at North Congregational United Church of Christ, 2040 West Henderson Rd, Columbus, Oh

Gahanna. FM Support Group Nancy BeckwithTelephone Number: 614-475-4811   nbeckwith@columbus.rr.com  410 St. Johns Place
Gahanna, OH 43230

Gallipolis. Holzer Medical CenterFibromyalgia Support Group  Sponsored by Holzer Medical Center and the Arthritis
Foundation  Missi Ross  740-446-5121  msbopriss@aol.com 100 Jackson Pike Gallipolis, OH 45631

Mansfield. MedCentral Health System Fibromyalgia Support Group Tracy Kokiko, OTR/L Telephone Number: 419-520-2739  Email: tkokiko@medcentral.org  Website: http://www.medcentral.org Address: 335 Glessner Avenue Mansfield, OH 44903-2269

Mogadore. Chapel Fibro Group 480 Arehart Dr Mogadore, OH. 44260 Phone: 330-628-9838 Email: cbickett@att.net Web Site: www.the-chapel.org Contact Person: Barbara Bickettonce. They meet once a month on the  2nd Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:30. Support plus bible scripture

Perrysburg. NW Ohio Chapter, American Chronic Pain Association  Diane Slomkowski 419-872-2287 RSLOMKOWSK@aol.com
http://www.theACPA.org 11883 Eckel Junction Road Perrysburg, OH 43551

Perrysburgh. American Chronic Pain Association 11883 Eckel Junction Road Perrysburgh, OH. 43551 Phone: 419-872-2287 Email: RSlomkowsk@aol.com Contact Person:Diane Slomkowski Ability Center, Monroe St. Sylvania, Ohio

Warren. Trumbull Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group 2811 N. Leavitt Rd. Warren, OH. 44485 Phone: 330-898-5642
Email: gramstalk@aol.com Contact Person: Kay Clapper. They meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 156 Mahoning, Warren on the Third Monday of each month.

Winchester. Tender Hearts Canal Winchester and Pickerington Ohio areas Rebecca Crackel  614-833-3953  bcrackel@insight.rr.com
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/tender_hearts/   265 Pfeifer Drive Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Youngstown. Mahoning Valley FM Support Group Fibromyalgia Nancy Chambers 330-758-8413 Website: http://www.mvfsg.com
7110 Amherst Avenue Youngstown, OH 44512

Zanesville. Fibromyalgia Support Group: The group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm
Chris Wicker 740-454-2820  clwkf@yahoo.com   Good Samaritan Campus 800 Forest Avenue Zanesville, OH 43701

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Oklahoma:

Enid - Fibromyalgia Support Group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at Integris Health Pavillion, 401 S. 3rd, Enid, OK in the Doctors Dining Room. Friends and family members are welcome. Contact Laurene Miller, R.P.T. at 508-548-1163

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Oregon:

The Northcoast Lupus & Fibromyalgia Support hold meetings in Seaside, Oregon on the 3rd Monday of each month at 2:30 PM in Providence Seaside Hospital.

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Pennsylvania:

Bedford PA Fibromyalgia Support Group - Current articles, links and list of monthly meetings, speakers and chat room. The group welcomes you and hopes you leave more informed. http://www.bedford.net/jelliser/index15.html

New Castle. Fibromyalgia Education Support Group Meets the third Tuesday of each Month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At: Human Services Center 103 North Street New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101 for more information please contact:  Karen Archibald at 724-652-5602

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Tennessee:

Anderson Co. Fibromyalgia Support Group email=partenrj@esper.com
120 Meadow Lane Clinton, TN 37716 Meetings: Clinton Public Library, 2nd Saturday each month, 1:00 p.m. Casual dress, interactive forum, free Fibro literature Contact person-Katherine Parten, founder and director Phone-(423)457-7465 or Rita Hawkins (423)426-2504

Knoxville, Fibromyalgia Group They meet the 3rd. Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm. Park West Hospital classrooms. Call the 24 hour line at 423-675-8904 for more information. or E-Mail to kcutshaw@Bellsouth.net

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Texas:

North Texas Fibromyalgia Meetup and Support Group Mailing Address 147 Painted Trail, Forney, TX 75126 Call Shelley Echtle 972-564-4849 for information. NTXFMS@aol.com Meetings and lectures monthly in the Dallas Plano Area Online and In Person Support Meetings are typically the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month, Location varies 1:00-3:00pm\

Northcoast Lupus and Fibromyalgia  Support Group   Meetings held 3rd Monday 2:30 PM in Education Center @ Providence Hospital Seaside Oregon.  Group celebrated their 20th anniversary in May 2008  Meetings not held in July & August. A quarterly newsletter published.  Jerry & Carolyn Glein Directors for the past 18 years.  Website/forum available:  www.lupusfibro.com  Jerry & Carolyn Glein   Northcoast SLE & FM Support Group  183 Rainbow Dr. #8329  Livingston, TX 77399 glein66@yahoo.com www.lupusfibro.com http://picasaweb.google.com/CarolynGlein 

Jane Mostowitz, President Houston CFIDS Association 1426 Chantilly Lane Houston, TX 77018-4131
713.682.2883
info@houstoncfids.org   www.houstoncfids.org

Abilene. Hope Keepers. A Chronic Pain/Illness Support Foundation in Abilene, TX. Ron P. Majors
Executive Director  HopeKeepers 915-677-7722 E-mail: Director@hopekeepers.com
This is a Christian based support group. Here is the blurb from their website "We will be  meeting the 2nd & 4th Monday's starting May 27th, 2002 at 6:00pm. The location will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Downtown Abilene. It will be held in the Room Parlor room downstairs below the Church Office. We will have speakers, pertinent Bible studies, a time for sharing and a time for prayer. Our goal is to build a support network of fellow chronic illness or pain sufferers. If you have any questions please call or e-mail us at HopeKeepers. We plan to have Christian based Bible studies such as this one "Why Does God Let Good People Suffer", group meetings for sharing, pray for each other, as well as guest speakers come in to offer there expertise for our group. 

Bedford. The Fibromyalgia Support Group of North Texas 1401 Airport Freeway, Suite 108 Northeast Community Medical Building 1. Bedford TX 76021 Phone 817-545-8909 Meetings are the 4th Saturday each month, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

North Texas Fibromyalgia Meetup & Support Group. COME MEET US AT ONE OF OUR FREE MEETINGS! NO COST TO YOU!
NO COST TO JOIN! WE ARE A FREE SUPPORT SYSTEM! Members must provide Director Shelley E with Phone Number and Address for various purposes. Please contact her to understand our reasons why. Thank you! Email Shelley

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Utah:

Northern Utah Fibromyalgia Connection. A free non-profit organization for patients, families, and friends.  As an educational support group, we have monthly meeting topics followed by social time.  This group is affiliated with the Leaders Against Pain Coalition.  We meet on the second Saturday of each month at the Logan Regional Hospital Education Center (500 East 1400 North) Logan, UT, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.   Please visit the NUFC website at www.nufibroconn.org Contact Person: jan@nufibroconn.org

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Vermont:

Chester Fibromyalgia Support Group Ellsworth Clinic Chester, Vermont 05143 They meet the last Monday of the month at 6 pm. Contact: Donna
Colburn (802)875-3920

Fibromyalgia Support Group for people coping with fibromyalgia, RRMC, 6 – 8pm, third Thursday of each month. Lynn Brown, 160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701 802.775.7111

Fibromyalgia, CFIDS, and Chemical Sensitivities In the North Adams area call (413) 458-4319.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group 1-3 PM Burlington Police Station Community Room One North Avenue, Burlington, VT, South Entrance, next to Battery Park. 1-800-296-1445 for Voice Mail messages or e-mail Every Third Thursday, 2007

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Virginia:

Richmond Fibromyalgia Support Group
Daytime meeting 2nd Monday of every month, Panera Bread, Willow Lawn Shopping Center, Richmond, VA
Evening Meeting 4th Tuesday of every month, in the library at Christ Ascension Episcopal Church, 1704 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond VA
Organizer: Sue Walker, hswalker@techie.com   Website:  http://fibromyalgia.meetup.com/5/

We ask for a voluntary donation of $2 if members are able to afford this.


Chester CFS/FMS support group 4314 Wraywood Ave. Chester, VA 23831 Phone: 804-796-5190 Email: amie6109@aol.com Contact Person: Amanda Wells They meet the 4th Wed. of each month at 7pm at the Chester Methodist Church.

Harrisonburg. FMS/CFS Support Group, RMH Atrium, 411 Stone Spring Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  Meetings are
on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  No Charge.  For further information contact the facilitator, Francine Milstead, at (540) 433-4276

PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA FIBROMYALGIA/CFIDS SUPPORT GROUP
Maryview Hospital - 3636 High Street - Portsmouth, Va. 23707
Meets 2nd Monday (6:30 - 8:30pm) in conference room B / 4th Saturday (1:00 - 3:00pm) in conference room A Mailing address: 3313 Opoho Crescent - Chesapeake, Va. 23321
Contact: Cindy @ 757-399-2426 or Karen @ 757-483-3613  Email: Karen@kgil526693@aol.com
Website: http://pages.ivillage.com/kgil526693/portsmouthva_fms_cfidssupportgroup/

Northern Virginia. CFSupport
The Northern Virginia CFS/FMS Support Group. Our website offers meeting info, newsletter, e-mail list, references, and bookstore for CFS, FMS, and related disorders.

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Washington State:

Cowlitz County. Fibromyalgia Support Group of Cowlitz County  Leader: Carol Mahnke at carola@kalama.com or 360-423-7543.  Meet 2nd Wednesday of every month at a local restaurant, at 11:30. Please call or email Carol for the name and location of the restaurant. No host lunch is available. This is a very active group with 30 to 40 attendee's each month.

Seattle, Washington. Meeting schedule varies; See our web page for current schedule. Contact:  Will Anderson, 206-888-9108, SeattleCFS@gmail.com 
Website:  http://seattlecfs.webs.com  All meetings are fragrance free. No Dues or Fees

Federal Way, WA/South King County. For directions contact Jeannine Martin at jmmama@juno.com. They meet the 3rd. Sat. of every month (except Dec) at 10am.

Seattle. Fibromyalgia Support group. They meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. at the Northgate Group Health Clinic, 9800 4th Ave., Seattle WA 98125.  They have a weekly coffee clatch that meets at the Little Pastry Cafe, 11740 15th NE, Seattle each Thursday at 11 a.m.  Parking available; handicap accessible both locations; FRAGRANCE-FREE PLEASE! Meetings are free of charge, although donations are always gratefully accepted. Visit their website at: http://www.FibroFolksOfSeattle.home.comcast.net Contact Valerie Kiesel for more information. 840 NE 105th St. Seattle WA 98125-7431 valkiesel@comcast.net 206-523-4958

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Washington DC:

Fibromyalgia Association of Greater Washington Greater Washington, D.C. E-mail  info@fmagw.org  Groups Page: http://www.fmagw.org

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West Virginia:

Kearneysville: They meet the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. 12302 Leetown Road Kearneysville, WV 25430 Contact: Karen L. Reyes  304.728.8231 or Preachingirl@msn.com

Clarksburg Area CFIDS/FM Support Group
Rt. 3, Box 35 Salem, WV 26426 Phone: 304-782-3427 Contact Person: Joyce L. Stout.
They meet at the Clarksburg/Harrison Public Library

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inc. 747 Lois Drive, Sun Prairie, WI  53590( 608)834-1001  E-Mail: wicfsme@yahoo.com
Website:www.wicfs-me.org  We have support groups in the state of Wisconsin. Contact our office for a site near you. We also put out a quarterly newsletter with valuable information.  Theresa Ulrich, Vice President

Barron County Fibromyalgia/CFS/CFIDS/ME/Chronic Pain Support Group. Our monthly meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Chetek Lutheran Church in the (Counsel room) 1419 Second St. Chetek Wi. at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  Please call for more info: Lauri 715.651.9011 or Nancy 715.924.4920

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Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender Support

Auckland Pride GLBT Fibromyalgia support
Currently a phone support group for gay lesbian bi & transgendered people with Fibromyalgia syndrome. This is a new support for new or long term GLBT persons with FM. At present I only have phone support but I am looking at expanding to a weekly social group. Any one with or anyone able to help with phone support funding, for a place to hold meetings, P.O.Box or anything else please feel free to call me. James Pollock - Phone: 021 054-0791 Email: Fibromyalgia

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual CFS/ME discussion

Subscription address: majordomo@tertius.net.au
Web page: http://www.tertius.net.au/lists/cfs-q

Disabled Lesbians on the Web. A major source of support and published articles and books.

Amazon.ca: Medical - Gay & Lesbian: Books
The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority and Women's Worlds of Pain ... Gay And Lesbian Medical Rights by Brette Sember (Paperback - Dec 5 2006) ...

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Support - Beliefnet Forums
Share experiences with others dealing with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. ... Lesbian & Gay Teens, Announcements, Beliefnet Forums News & Events ...

Assisthers: Helping lesbians cope with illness.

CFS-Q is a mailing list for people with CFS/CFIDS/ME, FMS, MPS, or any other related illness like MCS who are gay, bisexual, transgendered or anything else that isn't garden-variety hetrosexual. Not managed using LISTSERV, to subscribe send a message to majordomo@tertius.net.au that reads:subscribe cfs-q Do not add any additional information such as your name. To contact the list owners, email cfs-q-owner@tertius.net.au.

CFS-GLB Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual CFS/ME discussion

Subscription address: majordomo@queernet.org
Web page: http://www.queernet.org/lists/cfs-glb.html

Formed with the intent to establish an outlet for the discussion of issues facing people in the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual community who are afflicted with CFS. Those with Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Gulf War Syndrome are also welcome. While the list is geared toward the GLB community, it is open to all who are interested. Not managed using LISTSERV, to subscribe send a message to majordomo@queernet.org that reads:subscribe cfs-glb
Do not add any additional information such as your name. To contact the list owners, email owner-cfs-glb@queernet.org.

Adelaide Pride

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Support Network for LGBT people & their friends or carers. James (08) 8244-7542 (ans mach if not available).

Women-Chronic-Illness

A women-only list that provides a safe space to discuss all aspects of dealing with chronic but not immediately life-threatening conditions such as asthma, severe allergies, epilepsy, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis C, candida albicans, fibromyalgia, and similar ailments. List participants can discuss the pros and cons of various treatments and offer support to each other in dealing with conditions that lovers, family, and friends often don't understand. To subscribe, send the one-word message SUBSINGLE (or SUBSCRIBE, for the digest version) to WOMEN-CHRONIC-ILLNESS-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM . For more information, send the message GETINFO to the same address.

GLBTQ with Fibro Support Group

Hey Everyone! Please visit or join the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender Fibromyalgia Support Group
Group URL: http://groups.myspace.com/GLBTQFMS

Taking Care of Our Own: How well does lesbian community deal with disability? This is not a support group, but it is a well written article that address the trials of being a lesbian with a disability.

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Australia

Emus: On-line group where Australians with FM and/or CMP can interact on-line to exchange >information, support each other, and talk to others who understand.  Information is available from top > researchers, with updates as research progresses. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Australian_FMS_CMP

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Canadian Support Groups

Ontario - Lasalle - Moose Jaw - Newfoundland and Labrador - Ottawa - Saskatoon - Vancouver - Winnipeg

 

Brantford, Ontario  Support group. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month exept July and August. At Saint Andrew's United Church 95 Darling Street Brantford, Ontario Doors open at 6:00 PM Meeting starts at 6:30 PM Liz Weaver - Secretary / Treasurer Phone: (519) 753-2457 Fax: (519) 753-4468 E-Mail: lizsdesk@bis.on.ca   Web site at: http://www.brant.net/lizsdesk/

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Fibro Support Group (Lasalle): will be commencing again in January 2000.  It will be held during the day at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time at: "Centre Recreatif" 707, 75th Avenue Lasalle, Quebec   The topics are:  "How to Manage with Fibromyalgia"  "Ways of Improving our Life Style" "Obtaining family members support and awareness to Fibromyalgia"  "Eating Right and Becoming Healthy" "Stress Related Techniques to diminish stress for Fibromyalia patients"  "Discussions of acupuncture, meditation, Tai-Chi, Stretching Exercises. e-mail  Susan  Rutter for details at:  ladyisis@videotron.ca

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The Fibromyalgia Group of Newfoundland and Labrador. They meet at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:15 p.m. Gail is the fundraiser for the group, contact her at crossstitchlady@yahoo.com if you need more information. They collect grocery tapes from Sobey's supermarket, and from Dominion supermarket.  They  also have a benefit concert in the works for December the 11th, 1999 at the Arts and Culture Center.

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Fibromyalgia Support - Ottawa West   They meet the 1st. Tues of the month (except for Jan., Feb, Jul. And Aug.) at 8 pm.   Meeting place is The Olde Forge  2730 Carling Ave. In Ottawa. Phone: 613-831-7129  Fax: 613-831-6145 E-Mail contact: SCAlder@ncf.ca  Home Page: http://www.ncf.ca/fibromyalgia/

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Fibromyalgia Association of Saskatchewan
P.O. Box 7525  Saskatoon, SK S7K 4L4 Canada  They meet the 1st. Weds. of each month at Royal University Hospital,Rm 4314 at 7:30pm. No Weds. Evening Meetings are held   in July/Aug. They do meet on the 3rd. tues. of the month at 1:30pm, all year at Grainfields Restaurant,8th St.& Preston Ave. in Grosvenor Park Shopping Centre. fibrosask@canada.com  Website: http://members.xoom.com/FIBROSASK/

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Manitoba M.E./C.F.S.   For further information, contact the ME Support Network. Anyone who has been diagnosed as having M.E./C.F.S. by a physician is also welcome at meetings of the M.E.S.N., held the first Thursday of every month at St. Boniface Hospital. Home Page: http://www.winnipeg.freenet.mb.ca/iphome/m/mesn/

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg 825 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5 Canada www.fmswinnipeg.com Our office phone number is (204) 975-3037  Leave a message and your call will be returned. Our group meets the first Monday of every month except Jan, July, and August. at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) Building at 825 Sherbrook St.

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U.K. Support Groups

Wincanton Somerset The Balsam Center,Balsam Close. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. They meet at 11 am until 1 pm.
They are a small and very friendly group, who like to enjoy  time together, with a coffee and biscuits, and to have a chat about our problems.
They have a very full information center with books videos and leaflets, for those needing support and advice. For more information, contact;
Katy Bargery (Treasurer) at. katy_bargery@hotmail.com or christinebmorgan2002@hotmail.comwww.

Sheffield Fibromyalgia Self Help Group http://sheffieldfms.org.uk They meet once per month at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James Street, Sheffield. We provide invaluable help, support, information and advice for all sufferers of FMS. Alan info@sheffieldfms.org.uk

Reading Fibromyalgia Support Group. 166 Upper Woodcote Road Caversham Reading RG4 7LD Berks UK
Sue Tait/Jean Turner Tel/Fax: 0870 750 9859/9860 Email: suefmsupport@tinyworld.co.uk The group meets at Battle Hospital the
second Monday of the month, 6.00 pm.

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The Medway Link Support Group
(Part of the Kent M.E. Support and M.E. Association)

If you, or someone in your family, has ME, Chronic Fatigue or Post Viral
Fatigue, why not drop in to All Saints Church in Hempstead Road for a cup of
tea and a chat with the Medway Link ME Support Group, 12.30 - 2.30 every
Monday?
We can offer advice and information about M.E. and the related illnesses and
a chance to discuss your problems with fellow sufferers.
For further information contact:
Jim on (01634) 406917 or Margaret on (01634) 365453)

North Herts ME Support Group
North Herts ME Support Group North Herts ME Support Group The North Herts ME
Support Group's Mission is t o support people in North Hertfordshire (and
around) who are affected by ME/CFS. Aims To help all those people whose
lives are affected by ME/CFS by: Providing accurate effective and high
quality information on ME/CFS to members. Providing support to ME/CFS
members, their...
http://www.nhmesg.org.uk/

www.fibromyalgia-associationUK.org   A volunteer organisation. Fibromyalgia Association UK -
its helpline is available 10 am - 4 pm weekdays only. It also offers medical packs for medical professionals as
well as free information packs for sufferers. These may be obtained by sending a large 35p s.a.e. to FMA UK,
PO BOX 206, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8YL

Leeds & District M.E. Group
Leeds & District M.E. Group Helping to find a way forward for people with
M.E./C.F.S. President: Dr. L.M. Swinburne BSc MBChB FRCP FRCPath DCH GIBiol
Registered Charity No. 1062677 Welcome to the Leeds & District M.E. Group's
website NOTICE BOARD Requests for Newsletter notification Recently I have
had several requests for notification of when our latest newsletter is
published...
http://www.leeds.me.group.dial.pipex.com/

Sutton M.E./C.F.S. Support Group - Telephone 020 8287 6206. Send
correspondence to 318 Malden Road, North Cheam, Sutton, Surrey. SM3 8LR.

Bedfordshire M.E. Link Group - Help and support for M.E. sufferers and their
carers - Contact Carolyn Morris (Group Co-Ordinator) on 01234 403664 or
email: bedsmesupport@aol.com

Leeds & District M.E. Group - http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/leeds.me.group

M.E. Support Leicestershire - http://www.geocities.com/meleics/index.htm

Peterborough M.E.E.T. Group - Telephone: 01733 552872. Fax: 01733 553790.
Address: 22 Glebe Road, Old Fletton, Peterborough. PE2 8BG.

Southampton M.E. Support Group - www.geocities.com/soton_me

North Hertfordshire M.E. Support Group - www.nhmesg.org.uk

Mid-Wales M.E. Support Group - http://welcome.to/midwalesmegroup

North Herts M.E. Support Group - www.nhmesg.org.uk

Support M.E. Hampshire - http://uk.geocities.com/smepetersfield

Milton Keynes M.E. Support Group - MK MEG - www.mkmeg.org.uk :
MK MEG is a small self-help group run mostly by people with ME/CFS/PVFS/FMS.
We hold regular daytime and evening meetings at Wolverton Community Centre,
Stratford Road, Wolverton.
Our daytime meetings are held on the first Wednesday in the month from 1.30
to 3.30pm. Our evening meetings are from 7.30 to 9.00 pm on the third
Tuesday in every month (except December).
Write to: MK MEG, FREEPOST ANG7738, Milton Keynes, MK13 7BR.
Tel: 0845 123 2649 (8:30am to 12 noon and 3:00pm to 7:00 pm) & 0845 123 2650
(11:00am to 4:00pm).
Email: ME_CFS_enquiries@mkmeg.org.uk

Huddersfield Independent ME Support Group - Contact Stuart Lord:
stuart_lord@msn.com

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Chester ME Support

We hold regular monthly meetings in Chester that are open to anybody with an
interest in the subject. If you wish to join us then there is a simple form
to complete. This then allows you access to our library of books, audio
tapes and video tapes together with our regular newsletter. There is no
charge for joining Chester MESH, we only charge admission to our meetings
and some members who cannot attend meetings have donated stamps to help with
posting them newsletters. This is a local group and normally only accept
members from Cheshire, Merseyside or North Wales.

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Nottinghamshire Fibromyalgia Support Group Monthly Meetings . Nottinghamshire Fibromyalgia Support Group ATTN: Helen Shortland, Secretary 10 Dalbeattie Close Arnold, Nottingham, England NG5 8QX U.K.  Or Email: hells-@geocities.com
Go Here for Details.

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West Yorkshire: FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT & CARERS GROUP (WEST YORKSHIRE) We meet at the Kirkgate Community Centre, Shipley (opposite Shipley Town Hall) on the second Monday in each month at 7.30pm. For further details contact, email: fibromyalgia_westyorkshire@hotmail.com Tel: 01924 860328 - 01274 545745  Go to their webpage.

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Online Support

Fibrom-l:  The oldest and most trusted online support group.

FMS-Chat: Established nearly 12 years ago, FMS-Chat allows people to get acquainted in a smaller group size. Idle chatter and humor is not only allowed, it is expected. Members will gladly share their vast medical knowledge as well.

FriendsLikeMe.org: It's a great new website just for disabled persons. Hang out, meet friends, and let people know how cool you really are!  Looking for more than just a friend?  Find someone special today. Membership is completely free.
 
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