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Upcoming meetings

Sat, November 11, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting, Richardson, TX

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Sat, December 16, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting / Christmas Party, Carrollton, TX

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About the DFW Fibromyalgia Support Group

Map showing Dallas, TXWe welcome all with fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and chronic illness.

Our monthly meetings take place in the Plano / Richardson area (NE Dallas, TX USA).


What is Fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

According to WebMD, fibromyalgia is “the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis.”

Patients with fibromyalgia typically experience chronic aches and pain all over their body. Many experience crippling fatigue, even after a full night’s rest. Specific tender points on the body may be painful to touch. They may experience mood disturbances, depression, or have problems getting restorative sleep.

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Recent meetings

Sat, October 14, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting

Sat, September 16, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting

Sat, August 19, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting

Sat, July 22, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting


Sat, June 17, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting

Chronic Illness & The Power of Words

  • How do you describe yourself when you meet someone for the first time?
  • Is chronic illness part of that initial conversation?
  • Do you describe yourself in terms of your career, your relationship to your family, or some other external source?

In this session, we’ll talk about the words we use to describe ourselves. These are some of the most powerful words we choose because they tell others how we want to be defined, but more importantly, we internalize those words and live by them as well. We will talk about empowering vs disempowering words and the effect they have on our ability to live full and meaningful lives.


Sat, March 18, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting

Starting topics: Takeaways from March 11th’s session with Dr. Spurlock. Formulating a personalized plan of attack.


Sat, March 11, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Lab Testing for Fibromyalgia / CFS
Lab Testing for Fibromyalgia and CFS
w/ Guest Speaker Dr. William Spurlock

Have you ever had a doctor tell you that your lab results are fine, but you don’t FEEL FINE!? Have you been told “your lab results are in range” but you still feel something is off with your body?  Why is it that so many doctors can’t seem to determine what is wrong with us, even though we are clearly not feeling well?!

If you have a chronic illness, such as fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s possible to have doctors run the standard lab tests and declare you to be in good health, even though you’re still quite ill. So…is lab testing just a waste of our time and money? And if not, how may we approach it so we finally get answers which can help us improve our health?

To answer our questions about testing considerations for the chronically ill, Integrative Medicine Doctor William Spurlock will be joining us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1pm. More info…



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