Practical Patient Resources for Managing Fibromyalgia

Patient education and self-management (or informed choice) is one of the four cornerstones of Fibromyalgia care.

Fibromyalgia specific programs provide up-to-date information, life skills and tools to enable you to gain the most out of your treatments and maintain a quality of life.

Fibromyalgia structured self-management programs are grouped based consistent with the Stanford ‘Living a Healthy Life Program’ for all chronic illnesses. Until these programs are more widely available across Australia, we provide this page of resources that can be accessed from your home computer. We encourage your feedback as to which resources you find to be the most useful: 
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A.    Introduction to Fibromyalgia Management & Care Plan
  1. Patient Leaflet 1. What is Fibromyalgia?
  2. Patient Leaflet 2. Understanding your condition
  3. Patient Leaflet 3. Fibromyalgia Canadian Multi-symptom Questionnaire
  4. Patient Leaflet 4. Understanding the Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Process
  5. Patient Leaflet 5. Introduction to Management, Monitoring and Communications
  6. Patient Leaflet 6. Introduction to Fibromyalgia Cycle of Care
  7. Patient Leaflet 7. Introduction to Fibromyalgia Management and Care Plans
  8. Patient Leaflet 8. Working with your Health Care Team
B.    Fibromyalgia Annual Cycle of Care Information Easy Guides - the Fibromyalgia Annual Cycle of Care provides a systematic checklist of management topics that contribute to Care Planning and Management for optimal health outcomes.

  1. Monitoring Introduction
  2. Monitoring What, When & How
  3. Monitoring Tools
  4. Pacing Beginning
  5. Pacing Recovery and Healing
  6. Pacing The Pacing Lifestyle
  7. Pain
  8. Sleep
  9. Fatigue
  10. Fatigue Minimising Relapse
  11. Rest
  12. Nutrition
  13. Stress
  14. Cognitive Issues in Fibromyalgia
  15. Movement/Exercise What you can do
  16. Movement/Exercise Notes from a Personal Trainer
  17. Mental Health and Wellbeing
  18. Prescriptions / Complimentary Medication
  19. Community Groups/Education and Networking
  20. Allied Health Referrals
C.    Other resources include
  1. Facebook and Social Media links
  2. Life Skills Programs

You can access these resources, many of which are in video/audio format, to learn about and gain a better understanding of Fibromyalgia as well as practical skills and tools for managing your condition together with your healthcare team. 

The content of this website is currently being reviewed and uploaded as the pages are evaluated.  Please email us at to reach us for information.

Estimates are that as many as 1 million Australians experience this pain disorder.

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