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Vision, Mission, and Goals

Our Vision:

  • 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 for FMS/CFIDS.

Our Mission:

  • 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.

Our Goals:

  • Educate patients, families, and health care professionals about Dr. St. Amand’s Guaifenesin Protocol
  • Demonstrate integrity and knowledge of Dr. St. Amand’s 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 blood sugar.
  • Collaborate with other Recovery Groups to promote public awareness of Dr. St. Amand’s Guaifenesin Protocol regionally and nationally.

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  • The Official Guaifenesin Protocol Online Newsgroup
    GUAIGROUP is the online support group sponsored by The Fibromyalgia Treatment Center, Inc. Subscribe
  • U.K. Guai-Support
    Contact Fiona Russell at trigleann@aol.com. 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) http://www.contra-dem-schmerz.de/wbb3/index.php
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    We meet the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. For location and more information contact Cheryl gigu@telusplanet.net
  • 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 racegirl@telusplanet.net or Margaret at marg.m@shaw.ca. 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. Our 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 information and directions. barbara@soderblom.net
  • Sherwood, Arkansas
    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: tweety@cybersoulsisters.com or Mary Jo Wicks (501) 834-8401.
  • Cathedral City, California
    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. Contact is Paulette Fellner (760) 774 7277 or desertfibro@yahoo.com
  • 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. msccfmrecovery@hotmail.com
  • Fresno, California
    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 gpbauer@cvip.net or
    Lyn Van Bebber, guaisupport@comcast.net. Participation is limited to those using guaifenesin or strongly considering the protocol.  

  • 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 (reneeslonski@att.net) or Joan 209-669-1406 (mijofran@sbcglobal.net)

  • Tulare, California 

  • Contact Stephanie Doss for information about this group--new for Nov 2009.  shortbingham@sbcglobal.net or 559-687-2012

  • Denver, Colorado
    Guai Support Group  The Denver group has been temporarily suspended. If anyone needs personal counseling and encouragement, contact Betty at BJAtkinson@juno.com
           
  • 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 micki@lewis.org (305 255-7955) if you are interested.
  • Loganville, Georgia
    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 at fireyes@bellsouth.net
  • Swansea, Illinois
    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 mephillips@charter.net
  • Lexington, Kentucky
    If you are interested in attending future meetings please contact Jan Houp at j.houp@insightbb.com
  • Paducah,Ky                                                                                                                                                                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:  fibrowky@gmail.com
  • Flushing, Michigan
    Please contact Sarah Marchuk for information on meeting schedule.
    email: smarchuk@comcast.net phone: (810) 659-7974
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
    Sault Area Fibromyalgia Recovery/Support Group
    For more information contact Cris Roll at croll@30below.com
  • 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, recover.west.mi@comcast.net. 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.
  • Duluth, Minnesota / Superior, Wisconsin
    Fibromyalgia Recovery Group
    The Duluth/Superior Guaifenesin Recovery Group is open to anyone following or interested in learning about Dr. St. Amand’s guaifenesin treatment protocol for fibromyalgia. The group meets monthly at SMDC-Superior, 3500 Tower Avenue, Superior, Wisconsin. We are lucky to have two mappers affiliated with our group. Contact Betty Haubner (218) 879-7427
  • Winona, Minnesota
    The Winona Guaigenesin Recovery Group contact: anne-louise@charter.net
  • 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 the 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: judynowag@hotmail.com. Phone 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 -- margaretsilman@aol.com
  • Raleigh/Durham/RTP 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.
  • Springtown, Pennsylvania 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  mymentor1@verizon.net.
  • minutes from Massachussetts and 30 minutes from Connecticut.
  • Lexington, South Carolina
  • . For more information contact Gretchen Parker, email gretchenparker@earthlink.net
  • Lubbock, Texas
    Lubbock Guaifenesin Support Group
    The Lubbock Support Group meets on the fourth Saturday of every other month, 10:30 a.m. at Dr. Funk’s 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 cfunk@door.net or (806) 687-6222. Or if Carrie is not available, you may contact Sandy at spj4020@odsy.net . When sending an e-mail, please put FMS in subject line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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