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Information & Advocacy Links for Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS

The more you learn about managing these illnesses the better off you'll be. A wealth of information is available on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Top 10 Awareness & Advocacy Sites for Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
Advocacy and awareness lead to all kinds of things needed by those of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome -- including public understanding, better-educated doctors, and money for research into diagnostic tests.

My Plea to the 2008 Presidential Candidates
Read a plea to the 2008 Presidential candidates on behalf of everyone with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Also find links where you can send your own message to the Presidential candidates about how they can help the millions of people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Are We STILL Asking "Is It Real?"
Read my response to a New York Times article questioning whether fibromyalgia is real.

National Fibromyalgia Association
This advocacy organization features personal stories of people with fibromyalgia along with resources on coping.

Men With Fibromyalgia
Men are too often the overlooked minority with this condition. This site focuses on the male experience of fibromyalgia and features news, articles, a chat room and more.

FibroHugs
Get lots of information on fibromyalgia, research, and awareness, including awareness products.

The CFIDS Association of America
Get news, research, and patient advocacy information.

The International Association for CFS/ME
Stay on top of chronic fatigue syndrome research and advocacy efforts.

ProHealth Immune Support
This site provides a wealth of information on treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, including alternative and experimental treatments.

The ME & CFS Information Page
Get advocacy and information, alternate definitions of CFS, and essays by noted advocate Mary Schweitzer.

Campaign for a Fair Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Read why many advocates and patients want to change the name of chronic fatigue syndrome, and find out how you can help in the effort.

The CFIDS Report
Get news and information on chronic fatigue syndrome, also called chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome or CFIDS.

In-Depth Look at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from the Mayo Clinic
Get comprehensive information on chronic fatigue syndrome, including symptom lists, causes and risk factors, and conventional and experimental treatments.

Fibromyalgia Information from the American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology has information on many aspects of fibromyalgia, including patient education and how to find a rheumatologist.

FMS & Women's Reproductive Health
Women with fibromyalgia can face problems with reproductive health.

Conditions that Frequently Occur with Fibromyalgia
Many people with FMS also suffer from what are called overlapping conditions.

Dispelling Myths about Fibromyalgia
Learn about the myths and facts surrounding this frequently misunderstood condition.

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