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Are there support groups for people with fibromyalgia?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
We all need someone to lean on. For people with fibromyalgia, support groups help in many ways. Support groups offer encouragement and compassion from others who have the same feelings and symptoms. While support groups are not personal therapy sessions, they do provide a place for people with fibromyalgia to vent their frustrations, ask others about treatments, and feel as if someone knows what they are going through. Contact the Arthritis Foundation to locate a support group near you or search online for "virtual" fibromyalgia support groups that you can join on the Internet.

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