for a good cause
Mission, and Goals
- A network of
Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue (FMS/CFIDS) Recovery Groups made up of
patients who take responsibility for their personal health by following
the Guaifenesin Protocol for treatment of FMS/CFIDS as developed by
R. Paul St. Amand, M.D.
- Widespread adoption
of the Protocol by the medical profession as the treatment of choice
- To provide education,
validation and hope to those diagnosed with FMS/CFIDS who choose,
as their primary treatment, the Guaifenesin Protocol presented in
the book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia, by
St. Amand and Marek.
- To demonstrate
successful outcomes to healthcare professionals.
- Educate patients,
families, and health care professionals about Dr. St. Amands
- Demonstrate integrity
and knowledge of Dr. St. Amands Guaifenesin Protocol in leadership
of Recovery Groups.
- Direct members
of Recovery Groups to seek the advice of their own physicians for
any concern not strictly related to the protocol.
- Encourage and
support members as they learn the protocol.
- Foster members
independence and self-sufficiency in following the protocol.
- Teach members
to understand and identify synthetic and natural salicylates.
- Educate those
with hypoglycemia, in addition to their FMS/CFIDS, methods to control
- Collaborate with
other Recovery Groups to promote public awareness of Dr. St. Amands
Guaifenesin Protocol regionally and nationally.
Official Guaifenesin Protocol Online Newsgroup
GUAIGROUP is the online support group sponsored
by The Fibromyalgia Treatment Center, Inc. Subscribe
Contact Fiona Russell at
firstname.lastname@example.org. for help and support for FMS sufferers in the UK and Europe.
- New Zealand
Megan Parker's web
pages on the Positive Living website offer information on local
resources for FMS patients in New Zealand and Australia.
Germany (German language)
meet the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. For location and more
information contact Cheryl email@example.com
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Calgary Area Guaifenesin Support Group
Some of us in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area started a guai support
group in October, 2002. We usually meet the second Tuesday of each month
at 7:00 pm.For more information please email Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Margaret at email@example.com. Please
come, and bring ANYONE interested in the guaifenesin protocol.
- Flagstaff, Arizona
We're a new group getting started in Flagstaff, AZ. We're going to meet
on the second Saturday of the month, with no meeting in December.
next meeting is Saturday, October 9, 2004 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
at 3940 N. Paradise, Flagstaff. Please email Barbara Soderblom for
and directions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Guaifenesin Support Group
The Guaifenesin Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month
at 11:00 a.m. at the Olive Garden restaurant, 2943 Lakewood Village
Dr., North Little Rock, AR. For more information please contact: Kathy
Olsen (501) 835-0753, e-mail:
or Mary Jo Wicks (501) 834-8401.
Guaifenesin Support Group
Our first meeting was on Wednesday Jan 14, 2004. We will meet on
the second Wednesday of very month. We welcome anyone interested.
is Paulette Fellner (760) 774 7277 or
Fremont/San Jose Group forming
Mission Springs Community Church Fibromyalgia Recovery. 48989
Milmont Drive, Fremont, CA 94538. Monthly meetings. Claudia Lewis 510-496-0446 or
email for meeting days and times.
This is a newly forming Fresno Area FMS Recovery Group. If you live
in the Fresno area and would like to join a support group please
contact Cheryl Bauer 559.291.8098 or
or Lyn Van Bebber,
is limited to those using guaifenesin or strongly considering the
Fibromyalgia Support Group of Stanislaus County NEW -
Will have its first meeting on Saturday March 28, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the
home of Renee Slonski at 855 Gary Street, Turlock, CA. Renee and
co-leader Joan Franck are patients of Dr St Amand and are adhering to
the guaifenesin protocol. Contact info: Renee 209-664-0903 (email@example.com)
or Joan 209-669-1406 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Stephanie Doss for information about this group--new for Nov
2009. email@example.com or 559-687-2012
Guai Support Group
The Denver group has been temporarily suspended. If anyone needs personal
counseling and encouragement, contact Betty at
Miami-Dade County, Florida
FMS Support Group
The Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovery on Guai Group of
Miami-Dade County exists to help people learn about the Guaifenesin
Protocol. Please contact Micki Lewis
255-7955) if you are interested.
FMS Recovery/Support Group
The North Georgia F.R.O.G.s Support Group meets at the Bold Springs
Methodist Church at 2:00 pm on the second Saturday of each month except
December. The meeting is held in the small white educatiion building
next to the church. It is located on Bold Springs Church road, off of
hwy 81 in Bold Springs, Walton Co. GA. Everyone from the Atlanta, Snellville,
Loganville, Monroe, and Athens areas are welcome. Please contact Stephie
Belleville, IL – Metro Guai Recovery
Group – We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
unless it is a holiday, then we meet the following Sunday. Our location
is the Heart Institute behind St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, which is on 3rd
St., Belleville IL. (This is approximately 20 minutes call Sandy Phillips, (618) 344-7659 or email
If you are interested
in attending future meetings please contact Jan Houp at
Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois Fibromyalgia Recovery Group.
The focus of this recovery group is to enable each member to take
control of their own recovery by following Dr. St. Amand's treatment
protocol. Anyone interested in learning about the use of guaifenesin for
FMS is welcome. Email Kaye
Walker for information on dates and locations of meetings at:
Please contact Sarah Marchuk for information on meeting schedule.
phone: (810) 659-7974
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Sault Area Fibromyalgia Recovery/Support Group
more information contact Cris Roll at
Guai Support for West Michigan
We will meet the third Sunday of the month 2pm. At the Thornapple Evang. Cov. Church, 6595 Cascade Rd.,
SE., Grand Rapids. On the east side near the Kent County airport and
M-6, 28th St. and 96 interchanges. Contact Sheri LaPorte,
We will have a new mapper, a Dr. Scott Newquist, DC 616-464-1091 for
appoinment. We welcome all who are on the Dr. St. Amand protocol and
those who want to learn more as well as family and friends.
Minnesota / Superior, Wisconsin
Fibromyalgia Recovery Group
The Duluth/Superior Guaifenesin Recovery Group is open to anyone following
or interested in learning about Dr. St. Amands guaifenesin
treatment protocol for fibromyalgia. The group meets monthly at SMDC-Superior,
3500 Tower Avenue, Superior, Wisconsin. We are lucky to have two
affiliated with our group. Contact Betty Haubner (218) 879-7427
Winona Guaigenesin Recovery Group contact:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Albuquerque Guaifenesin Support Group meets the second Tuesday of
each month in Room 402 of the Education Building at the Heights Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE (Academy and Moon) at 1:00 pm.
(Off Academy, turn south on Moon and then an immediate left into
parking lot behind the church. Signs will be posted to Room 402.)
Coordinators for the group are Stella Vigil and Erika Gimple. Stella
is also a mapper
Brevard, North Carolina
We meet every 3rd
Thursday 11 AM to 1 PM Forest Hill Circle, Brevard. Email:
number (828) 862-8090.
Fayetteville, North Carolina (F.R.O.G)
Fibromyalgics Recovering On Guaifenesin.
meets the third Saturday of every month except December, 1:30 at the
HealthPLEX, 1930 Skibo Road. Newcomers meet at 1:00. POC for meeting
and mapping information is Margaret Silman --
Area S - North Carolina
This is a
notice of the F.R.O.G.S. (Fibromyalgics Recovering on Guai
Support) First Thursdays monthly, 1-4 p.m. at New Horizons Fellowship,
Hwy. 55, Apex NC. Call Lynn 919-362-3902 or Phyllis 919-779-5722 for
more info. or directions.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Hope &
Recovery Group. 2nd. Monday every month, 7PM to 8:30 at the Silver Creek
Social Club. For information contact Kim (610) 346-8868 or email
minutes from Massachussetts and 30 minutes
Lexington, South Carolina
- . For more information contact Gretchen Parker, email
Lubbock Guaifenesin Support Group
The Lubbock Support Group meets on the fourth Saturday of every other
month, 10:30 a.m. at Dr. Funks Office, 6816 Slide Road, Ste 13.
The 2004 schedule is Jan 24, Mar 27, May 22, July 24, Sept 24 and Nov
20 (one week earlier than normal due to Thanksgiving.) Please contact
Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806)
687-6222. Or if Carrie is not available, you may contact Sandy at
. When sending an e-mail, please put FMS in subject line