FAQ About FMAH

FAQ About FMAH

Can I visit your office and talk to someone about fibromyalgia? How do I get doctor or attorney referrals?
Our organization is staffed by volunteers who work out of their homes, so we don’t have an office. Please call our Information Line at 713-664-0180 and leave your name and phone number. One of our friendly volunteers will return your call, typically within 24 hours. They can give you information about our support meetings, ideas that may help with the symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM), and doctor or attorney referrals.
Do I need to join the Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, Inc. (FMAH) to attend meetings or subscribe to your newsletter?
No, our support meetings are open to the public and our newsletter, The Fibromyalgia Connection, is also free. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, so we primarily depend upon donations to fund our work. Grocery store, online searching and shopping, and employer match programs are just a few ways to support FMAH. Please click on Support FMAH to learn about easy ways to donate or click on the FMAH Store for FM-related DVDs and FMAH T-shirts available for purchase.
How do I get your newsletters?

Subscribing to our newsletter, The Fibromyalgia Connection, is easy. Just click on the “Sign up for our free newsletter” link on our Home page or go to the Contact Us page and fill out the Contact Information form. There is also an option on the form to let us know if you prefer to receive our newsletter in print. You may also email your contact information to info@fmah.org with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject or call our Information Line at 713 664-0180 and leave a message. One of our volunteers will return your call. While you have us on the phone, we’ll be glad to try to help with any questions you might have.

When you attend one of our local support meetings in Houston, we will ask you to provide your contact information on our sign- in sheet so we can stay in touch.

Is there a cure for fibromyalgia?

There is no known cure for FM at this time, but symptoms may be relieved with medication. You may also want to try non-drug options. Pacing yourself, gentle exercise, and healthy diets may help you feel better. Learning relaxation, meditation, and stress reduction techniques is also helpful, as stress and anxiety tend to make FM symptoms worse.

Don’t be afraid to use different strategies to find out what works best for you. Call our Information Line at 713-664-0180 and ask for an information packet for more ideas.

FMAH’s mission is to promote a better understanding of FM among patients, health professionals, and the community. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by fibromyalgia.