About Our Group
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. We have a helpline, regular meetings once a month, a Website, on Facebook and produce a quarterly Newsletter. 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. This can be downloaded from the download page with other leaflets. 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.
Meet a couple of people who made up our Committee . . .
Irene Logan, Voluntary Secretary/Treasurer has been with Fibro Friends, in one position or another, since the first open meeting back in 1995! "I was talked into volunteering that night and said I would help out for a few weeks"
Irene resigned in 2015 as Volunteer Secretary/Treasurer but is helping the Committee in an advisory capacity till replacements are found.
Rena Smyth Volunteer Helpline Manager has also resigned this year due to ill health after many years of service to Fibro Friends. She will be greatly missed and everyone wishes her well and hope her health improves very soon.
Thank you Rena for all the support you have given to Fibro Friends for many years.