California CFS & FMS Support Groups Directory
Last updated February 1, 2014

WHAT SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING MUST BE SAID: The individuals who run these support groups are themselves sick, often very sick. Meeting dates, time, and places change as the hosting site changes their policies and schedules relating to the provision of free meeting space for local support groups. Because some callers harrassed and annoyed the volunteer group leaders and their families, or called at totally inappropriate times of day or night, I have removed most of the phone numbers from these listings to protect the lives and limited energy of those who give of their severely restricted functional time to others.

San Diego County


Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus Educational Support Group (La Jolla)
Chronic Illness Support Group (Escondido)
Escondido FM Support Group

Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus Educational Support Group

Sponsored by the local Arthritis Foundation, this group is for people with arthritis, FM, and lupus.

Second Saturdays, from 12-2 PM, in the Coral room of Thorton Hospital, 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla (map).

Barbara Williams
Arthritis Foundation 858-492-1090


Chronic Illness Support Group

The Christian-oriented support group is for people with chronic illnesses.

Second Tuesday, from 7-8:30 PM, at the Emmanual Faith Church, 639 E. Felicita, Escondido (map).

Lynne Bechard
Cheryl Early


Escondido FM Support Group
1651 South Juniper St, #89
Escondido, CA 92025



We get together and just speak to one another about how we are doing. Real relaxed environment to just make friends with. We share what works for us and what bugs us!!


An * next to a group name indicates that this group may be defunct or inactive.

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