Fibromyalgia Information and Resources
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a painful and complex medical condition that causes stiffness and tender points in and around the the muscle areas of the hips, shoulders, neck, and spine. Fibromyalgia is complex because the condition not only causes pain but include symptoms such as fatigue, difficulties with sleep, anxiety, and stomach problems.
It was not until 1999 that the condition was able to be diagnosed and it is still unsure what causes fibromyalgia and no cure has yet been found, however there are a range of treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms.
Find a broad selection of official and unofficial fibromyalgia sites offering the medical symptoms diagnosis, treatments and causes listed below. ABLEize is dedicated to providing resources like this free, if you found this section useful please pass the details on so that others can also benefit from them.
Raising awareness of FM in the UK. Includes news and information, fundraising details and a users forum.
NHS Choices site offering fibromyalgia self-help options including exercise, relaxation and highlighting a number of support services and online resources.
Based in Belfast offering medical facts, pain management details and FAQ with a helpline open Monday to Friday and a drop in service three times a week. Also includes a range of online fibromyalgia articles and resources and a quarterly newsletter.
Contains useful articles and advice about fibromyalgia syndrome. Includes carer advice and diet information.
A news story from the Guardian online reporting on the severe physical pain that Lady Gaga was in that resulted in her inability to perform on stage. Story also highlights fibromyalgia in general and explains the performers life with FM.
A dedicated online fibromyalgia support group with a busy members discussion forum along with guides, resources and the latest FM news.
Kent based fibromyalgia group with details of their regular monthly meetings in Chatham as well as a host of online information, advice and resources for all FM sufferers and family members.
A U.S information site aimed at providing official information and medical facts for men suffering with fibromyalgia.
Official fibromyalgia facts and information from the NHS with video clips, treatment details and self help tips.
Official information designed for Doctors with a full explaination of the condition, what causes it and how to treat it.