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Portsmouth,Va. Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Group

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We are always looking for people interested in joining our support group.

The goal of this support group is to help each other to accept and learn how to cope and manage our day to day lives living with these chronic illnesses. We hope to spread the word, that there are quite a few sufferers/survivors in the area. And to especially let other sufferers know that "they are not alone". We also want to have fun while we are together and sharing our stories and learning the updated research to help ourselves live a more functional life. By developing relationships and friendships, the Support Group will become even stronger.

Support teams can consist of: family,friends,physicians,nurses,physical therapists,pharmacists,clergy,etc.

It is important that we educate our support team about our condition. Unfortunately, many people do not know what FMS/CFIDS is. What the symptoms are or what to do to help.
FMS/CFIDS is described as the "INVISIBLE DISEASE". It is easy to see crippled joints as seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis, bruises, cuts, and swelling. There are no visible signs of FMS/CFIDS. Our support teams need us to communicate to them how we feel, what we can and cannot do and the type of support we need.

Our Mission

Our mission is to further promote the interests of our support group to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach to help others to gain the knowledge to futher understand these chronic illnesses.

PLEASE READ OUR DISCLAIMER.......
"The material provided by this Support Group's web site is for informational purposes only and  should not be construed as medical advice or instructions.  This Support Group does not provide medical advice, is not engaged in providing  medical  or professional  services and  does not endorse any treatment, medication or any medical or professional service.   
  Consult your health professional for advice relating to medical problems or conditions.  You are encouraged to learn about your own health.
Information on our site is gathered from sources considered to be
reliable but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.  This is a self-funded, self-help group."  

The Portsmouth Virginia Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndromes Support Group meets at Maryview Hospital in conference room #B the second Monday of every month from 6:30 til 8:30, and the 4th Saturday of every month from 1:00 til 3:00 pm in Conference Room #A. We have a variety of speakers for nearly every night time meeting. Please feel free to come join us whether you are a fellow sufferer or someone that is just interested in learning more.
For further info you can call Cindy at 757-399-2426 and Karen at 757-483-3613 or email (Karen) kgil526693@aol.com

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