Online Support Groups
Email based and Chat groups

FMS-CHAT. One of the longest running groups on the web. Originally a sister group of the Fibrom-L group. No set topics and not to many rules. Just join and chat with others with the same conditions about the weather, your life or seek advice on medical issues. It is an email based group. You can control your own subscription on a web page, you can get individual emails or digest versions. Moderator is Maggie and C0-Moderator is Jane. Contact Jane if you need help getting subscribed.

FIBROM-L. Anyone wishing to subscribe to the discussion group may do so by sending an e-mail message to: LISTSERV@MITVMA.MIT.EDU  with the following request as the body of the message: sub FIBROM-L [your name]
For example, if John Doe were a new subscriber to the Fibromyalgia Discussion Group, he would type this one-line message: sub FIBROM-L John Doe Visit the Fibrom-L Community website for more information on the group, reasearch and more.

Coping with Fibromyalgia. An 8 part, online course. Cost, 24.95. New!
Fibromyalgia is known as the invisible disease because it doesn't show on those who suffer from it. They usually look normal and healthy. But they are not. They are suffering from muscular and skeletal pain as well as chronic fatigue. Coping with Fibromyalgia will demystify this illness by covering the most important issues that fibro patients face. You will learn how to get an accurate diagnosis and find out what to expect from the medical profession. You will also learn about different coping strategies for both the physical and psychological aspects of fibro. Coping with Fibromyalgia also offers coping tools for friends and family, who are often as troubled and lost. You will also learn how to access resources for fibromyalgia sufferers, from support groups to FMS societies, treatment options and recent research findings.

The Garden. An online message board forum. You have to let some music load and some heavy graphics are present. The message board is current with active members. New!

FMS-CFS Friends International is a friendly cyber-community for people with chronic pain, FMS, CFS, ME and/or back pain. We are offering support and information on chronic pain, FMS and CFS symptoms, treatment and research. New!

Fibromyalgia chat room and message board - Chat with others who have fibromyalgia, learn from them what has helped them, post messages, ask questions...New!

Fibromyalgia Help - Message board with friendly people trying to help you cope with everyday living.

Fibro Friends 4 Fun - A support group that emphasizes humor and fun to help us deal with this disease.

FMily and Friends Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain Support - Our purpose is to lend support, provide information,and develop friendships with people who have fibromyalgia and other chronic pain, as well as their family and friends.

We Are FMily Online Fibromyalgia Support - "FMily" is a place where people are comfortable to visit often, finding a place of peace and serenity. Sometimes when things get to be too much, it helps to have someone who has been there and really cares.

HopeKeepers of Maple Valley - Fibromyalgia Support - A women's on-line Christian support group for chronic illness or daily chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, IBS, heart conditions, etc

Fibromyalgia Community - Discussion forums and message boards, chat rooms, and resources in a supportive and caring environment. Moderated by volunteers.

cfs-20s. To subscribe send a message to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU that reads: subscribe CFS-20s YourFirstName YourLastName To contact the list owners, email For more information go to the CFS-20s web page:

Friends International Support group CFS/FMS/ME/chronic pain Linda Jones
Friends International Support provides an upbeat message board and information links from around the world, for those in pain and from CFS/FMS/ME. Come join our supportive group! This is a very active group with over 366 members.

Fibromyalgia Support CDnD. Contact  Kier A Community supporting people suffering from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome etc. As well as Up-to-date Information pages, we have a busy message board open 24/7 and hold regular chats, where everyone can meet and share info, new findings, ask questions, vent or offer support to others. A very friendly and supportive environment.

email discussion group about Chronic Fatigue and Immune
Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), Environmental Illness (EI), and Fibromyalgia
(FM) [all 3 illnesses collectively referred to as CEF] in the SAN FRANCISCO
BAY AREA.  Discussion includes, but is not limited to:ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS,RESEARCH/INFORMATION
POLITICAL ADVOCACY,NETWORKING,FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND CAREGIVERS in the SF Bay Area (or of people w/ CEF in the SF Bay Area) - are particularly welcome to join this list. Feel free to
do research here and get emotional support. EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO JOIN: send a BLANK email to  You will be sent a confirmation email that contains a link.  You need to click on this link to complete the subscription process.

For more information about this list or to read it on the web, visit:
Please note that if you try to subscribe from this website, you will be
required to register as a member of Topica.  Membership is free, however
they will ask for personal information (you can give fake info).  They will
also barrage you with offers for all kinds of things.  If you would like to
avoid this, you can subscribe by sending a blank email to as described above.

The CF Pen Pal Alliance is specifically for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and M.E. sufferers of all ages, as well as their spouses, caregivers, children and siblings. All information is kept strictly confidential and pen pals are matched by gender, age and interests. This is a friendship connection, not a dating service.
The CF Pen Pal Alliance was started 3 years ago and today we are over 1000 members strong worldwide! Many supportive and enriching friendships have been made through this free, international pen pal program.
*Print a pen pal application at or receive one by mail.    International Online Support Group. Moderated chat rooms, special guest chats web site and message boards with up to date fibro info and tips. The opportunity to talk with others with fibro who understand, know whats its like and will hold your hand each step of the way. Site has an international membership  and on occassions some of the members have had the opportunity to meet.

Fmily And Friends    7052 Elmro Road  Greenleaf  WI  54126 1-920-532-4666 Contact Kay SanMiguel
They are a support group for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, Arthritis,and all other Chronic pain.
They have the moderated chat room open weekdays at 1 EST and every night of the week at 8 EST.

Men's Zone. A fibromyalgia support group dedicated to men.

Fibrohugs is where we come to share our hearts and our spirit. It's a place where we can share our tears, our hopes, and our fears. We held each others hands as we've found our way to who we are today. We've gained strength and courage from each other to carry on and have sat up together through sleepless nights. We are here for each other through laughter and tears and that's why we are a FMily and this place is our home.
We offer fully Moderated 24 Hr Chatrooms for your comfort and safety, three Message Forums for Sufferers, Young Adults, and Spouses of Fibro sufferers. As well we have tons of Fibro information for you to gain as much knowledge as you require. We welcome you all.

FMS chat groups

Guaifenesin Support Group, send an e-mail message to:LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU   
with the command: SUB GUAI-SUPPORT firstname lastname For information send a message to: GUAI-SUPPORT-Request@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU 

Young people with FMS or CFIDS. Reaching Across Countries (RAC) will help you find a pen pal to talk with.  If you are under 25 years old and have one of these conditions, send your name, address and interests to R.A.C., P.O. Box 9204, Bardonia, NY, 10954, or write Lisa Cohen at brainfog@att.nett

FM Parents a new e-mail list for parents with FMS or similar illnesses. A list for parents with children 0-17 and their spouses.  

Healthy place depression forum. Find articles, medication and therapy options, message boards and more.

Southern California-specifically the Inland Empire area. Give this local on line group a try   Help in finding local resources and doctors. There are other than
local people on this list as well.

Open Arms, the meeting place for friends, family, and supporters of those in pain. Here you may meet with others who support people with painful diseases such as Fibromyalgia.

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