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Welcome to the Foothills Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Network Homepage!  We are a diverse group of people with no emphasis on race, color, or gender all striving to learn about and deal with Fibromyalgia/CFIDS. We make our homes near Spartanburg, South Carolina which is located 20 Miles south of the North Carolina border in the beautiful "Upstate" Region of South Carolina. We are an hour and a half from Charlotte, NC, three hours from Atlanta, GA, and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean.

 

And now a message from our Sponsors....

This site is made possible by a donation from The Spartanburg IBM PC User's Group (SPCUG).  Please visit the link to the left to find out more about this wonderful organization.  

 

Hot Topics!

Due to declining attendance the decision has been made to "close up shop" as it were.   We may still have a "get together" from time to time, but regular meetings are currently suspended.  The website will remain in operation for the foreseeable future as a resource and will be updated periodically.   Anyone wanting to take over the group for purposes of trying to rejuvenate, and plan new and exciting meetings, and grow attendance, please contact the webmaster here, and we will get you in contact with who you need to see.  We just hope that the declining attendance means that all of us are doing much better and are no longer in need of our services.   If that is the case, then I guess we did our job.

 

Mission Statement:

To provide information about, and support for, living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and their associated conditions.

 

Junior's Factoids:

 About 10 to 25 percent of patients with Lyme disease (and according to Betsy Patterson, 20% of cancer survivors) develop Fibromyalgia. 
About half of patients with Fibromyalgia report that their symptoms began suddenly during or after a flu-like illness. 
14 to 23 percent of patients with Fibromyalgia report that their symptoms began following a physical injury or trauma such as surgery. 
Fibromyalgia is the second most common diagnosis in rheumatology clinics. 
Seven to ten million Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia. 
Fibromyalgia affects women much more than men in an approximate ratio of 20:1.

As listed on: http://www.mamashealth.com/fibromyalgia.asp

 

The Legals:

This site is for information and support purposes only.  It is by no means for use as a means to diagnose, treat, or cure Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  The members of the Foothills Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Network are not licensed medical practitioners, and therefore cannot act in such manner.  If you have questions concerning your health please see your physician.

 

For questions or comments about the website contact the webmaster here 

 

This page was last updated on 02/05/09.