How do you find a support group to attend?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by MoreBoo, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. MoreBoo

    MoreBoo New Member

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I feel like if I could meet people who have this DD, it would help me. I've googled it and came up with nothing in my area. San Diego, CA.
  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    MoreBoo:

    I believe that in many phone books there is a number in the first few pages that is called 'Self Help Clearing House' (or something like that).

    There is a number to call and they take your question and try to find a group in your area with a number to call.

    I do not know if all of the books have this, but it is possible.

    nyrofan
  3. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    call your local hospitals .They may have a list.Another is to ask some of your doctors a few of then may know.

    Sue
  4. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    That's where they are around here. Pain management specialists should have lists of support groups.
  5. cct

    cct Member

    Did you do a search for a support group through ImmuneSupport.com?

    Go to the top of this page, upper right corner, purple tab, and click on "Support Groups".

    I just did a really fast search and I saw a couple of groups in San Diego.

    cct
  6. MoreBoo

    MoreBoo New Member

    thanks for the info. I looked and couldn't find a group in San Diego or the surrounding areas. I'll check with Kaiser, I seem to remember they had one.
  7. mymichelina

    mymichelina New Member

    Try fmaware.org .........it is the National Fibromyalgia Association. They have extensive list and alot of great information.
  8. BEARANDBUGSMOM

    BEARANDBUGSMOM New Member

    meetup.com I found one in my area that just started and I just happened to come across the site by accident..

    Hope that helps!
    Blessings,
    Kelly
  9. findmind

    findmind New Member

    Call your local United Way. They maintain good lists of SGs for everything!

    If you find one, try to find a mentor that is mentally well-balanced and down to earth and research before you try new things...and then run them by your doctor(s).

    I ran one for two years, and made my very bestest friend thru it. We talk every single day for 1-2 hrs! Love it!

    findmind
  10. cct

    cct Member

    When I did a further search under ImmuneSupport.com's "Support Groups", I found six listings for support groups in San Diego:

    1. CFS - Harmon Easton at 3864 Point Loma Ave.
    2. FM - Alice Neslow at 2750 Wheatstone Street
    3. FM - Chris Chase at 9089 Clairmont Mesa Blvd.
    (The Arthritis Foundation)
    4. CFS/FM - Lisa Copen P.O. Box 502928
    5. CFS/FM/MCS - San Diego Education and Support Group
    Renee Marlett at 7405 Charmant Dr.
    6. FMS - San Diego FMS Hope & Recovery Group
    Janis Uquillas email: janis_@cox.net
  11. cct

    cct Member