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Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder that may cause widespread pain in the muscles as well as joint stiffness, nerve pain, unrefreshing sleep, and exhaustion. Patients with Fibromyalgia may also present with digestive disorders and balance problems as well as mild cognitive impairment.

Bens Friends

Our mission at Ben’s Friends is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them

General

Open discussion about issues involved with FMS

Introductions

New members, start your experience here. Introduce yourself and share your story. Let us welcome you

Fibro 101

Included in this category are resources written by members by members and notes from the moderators. We strongly encourage all members to explore these pages. This category will grow over time to include more and more information

Symptoms

Discussion specifically related to symptoms you are having

Physician Recommendations (Positive Review Only)

A good provider is hard to find! Please help out your FMS Family by recommending your favorite practitioners here. Hopefully, with your help, we will be able to develop a comprehensive list of quality, compassionate, and understanding providers. Please note that we can only accept positive reviews

Health Insurance & Disability Coverage

Issues specifically dealing with health insurances and disability coverage

Journal Articles and Reference Materials

Member shared articles and information (note this material is not vetted and may be either anecdotal or opinion)

Emotional Support

Having a bad day? Are you flaring? Have your friends and family found their earplugs? Well, this is the place to let it rip! We are here to listen and we get what you are going through. The is is a safe place to share your feelings and to unburden yourself.

Positive Pick-Me-Ups

A hope-filled place to exchange words of encouragement, personal successes, inspiring moments and coping strategies.

Information to Share with Loved Ones

Information and letters to give to loved ones, coworkers, and caretakers of someone with FMS

Complementary Therapies

Welcome to the Complementary Therapies forum! This is the place to discuss the array of complementary healing modalities that many of us rely on to help us live healthier lives with FMS. Whether you are focusing to do more to promote your own health while undergoing medical treatment, or are waiting to get medical treatment and are looking to do what you can to feel better in the meantime, this is the place to post your questions and information. We will discuss everything from acupuncture and chiropractic to nourishing our bodies, minds, and spirits. This is the place to discuss healing modalities that can complement medical treatment.

Blog

This is an archieve of Blogs from the old site

Photos

Member Photos and videos

What's New With You?

A place to reconnect with community and share personal and health updates.

Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

News

News From Bens Friends.

FAQ

FAQ about the Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group

Bens Friends Apps for mobile Devices

Bens Friends Apps for mobile Devices

Prayer & Healing Energy Requests

A place to request prayers and healing energy for yourself or others, from our community of caring, supportive friends, for any issue(s) we deal with.