Fibromyalgia Friends Scotland was first set up in October 1995 in order to provide help, information, advice and support to those suffering from Fibromyalgia or interested in the condition. If you have not been diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia but suspect this is what you have.
We suggest that you take the leaflet “What is Fibromyalgia?” to your Doctor and ask whether it is possible this is what you might have. We say ask, as Fibromyalgia is often secondary and similar to other illnesses that may need other treatment. Please do not presume you have Fibromyalgia until you have been diagnosed.
If your doctor thinks you may have this illness you should be asked to be referred to a Rheumatologist. Unfortunately, this can take some time because of NHS waiting lists. If you have not been diagnosed we are still happy for you to attend our meetings and receive information.
Please do not think that you are alone trying to cope with Fibromyalgia. Help is always available.
We have an information pack that is given to new members and includes some helpful forms (membership renewal, Gift Aid declaration, and an order form for some books) as well as general info about our organisation.