H.O.P.E. Can Help with Fibromyalgia

Often times, when someone discovers that they have a debilitating condition, they feel alone. They don't know where to turn, who to turn to, or how to seek out the help and support that they need. This is as true for someone with Fibromyalgia as it is for any other condition. For people with Fibromyalgia, it is very important to know about support groups and educational materials that can be of assistance.


One non-profit organization whose mission is to create knowledge and awareness of both Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue is called H.O.P.E. These letters stand for Helping Our Pain and Exhaustion, Inc. This organization hopes to create a supportive environment for those with these conditions, while simultaneously educating families, friends, the media and the medical community about these conditions.

How Does H.O.P.E. Help?

H.O.P.E. produces many resources to help people to cope with Fibromyalgia and to educate people about this condition. They conduct lectures, produce written materials and have a referral base of professionals that understand and work with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. They are a valuable resource for people who are struggling with a diagnosis, and dealing with their symptoms, and they also help family and colleagues to understand their condition.

And Now, A Movie

H.O.P.E. has recently created an exciting and informative documentary called Fibromyalgia: Fitting the Pieces Together. This documentary offers practical advice and answers to questions about this condition. It educates people about the condition, and helps those afflicted to manage their pain. It was produced by Sharon Ostalecki, Ph.D. and was advised by the Chief Medical Advisor, Martin Tamler, M.D., FAAPMR. It includes an easy to use menu which allows viewers to go to the chapters that are most relevant to their needs. This documentary gives an overview of Fibromyalgia and covers topics such as sleep, pharmacological management, pelvic pain, trigger point injections, emotions of chronic pain, physical therapy and much more. In addition, there are personal accounts on the documentary of Fibromyalgia sufferers and those that love them, discussing their experiences and their challenges.

Find Your Help

H.O.P.E. and this documentary are examples of the assistance that is available for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. No one needs to live alone with a painful and scary condition. Learn more about Fibromyalgia and find out how you can help yourself, or someone you love, to create a richer, less painful life with this condition.

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