AAAFMS was founded by John Obenchain after his wife was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, only after experts had insisted that it was simply fatigue.
After hearing the diagnosis, like most, he felt helpless. But, he decided to take action by creating an organization and a website (http://www.aaafms.com) giving a voice to those who live with fibromyalgia–whether it’s the person with fibromyalgia or what he calls the “second hand” victim, the family member who provides care and assistance.
Obenchain established aafms.com as a friendly, open forum where people throughout the world can share stories, advice and ask and answer questions about fibromyalgia.
According to the U.S. National Library Medicine, fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes long-term body pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and soft tissues which often causes fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression and anxiety. The cause is unknown.
»Dedicated to supporting fibromyalgia suffers
»Founded by John Obenchain after his wife was diagnosed
»Website dedicated to helping sufferers everywhere
»Sponsor of the Baillie Award
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