Want to participate in a research study?

You might be interested in participating in a research study about fibromyalgia. An online program is being studied/created to help fibro patients examine their fibro and their lives and potentially identify ways you personally can manage your fibro. It’s free, confidential (and anonymous, if you use a dedicated anonymous email address). It requires a little bit of your time, but that’s to be expected. It doesn’t require you to be a guinea pig for experimental drugs, or even to talk to anyone, but it does involve providing information about your health.

http://www.fmwellness.org/index.htm

From the website:

The Fibromyalgia Wellness Project, a research study sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health. This project is conducted by Collinge and Associates, an independent research organization directed by William Collinge, PhD. The project is now inviting participation by people living with fibromyalgia.

Project Description:

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a long-term chronic illness that touches millions of lives. While there is presently no medical cure, different approaches to treatment and symptom management help reduce symptoms to different degrees in different people. One way the person with FM may be able to have significant impact is through the careful management of lifestyle and behavior factors that affect symptom levels. However, since each person is unique, management of FM needs to be highly individualized.

Because there are so many options and influences to consider, one challenge people with FM face is discovering what strategies work best for them. The purpose of the FM Wellness Project is to evaluate a completely individualized approach to symptom reduction. The goal is to empower users with uniquely personal insights into what strategies work best for them over time.

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