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Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia:
A Free Online Self-Study Course

Having CFS or fibromyalgia can be discouraging, but you can take charge one step at a time. This site, which is a free self-study course, will guide you step by step through the process of creating an individualized treatment plan.

More than 80% of people improve when treated with the approach you'll find here, which combines the best of medicine with self-management.

Your teachers are a health educator and a physician. Dr. Campbell created self-help courses on CFS and FM that have been taken by thousands of people since 1998. Dr. Lapp has specialized in treating people with these conditions since 1985.

COVID-19 Long-Haulers may be interested in the section of this site devoted to pacing and also the resources on the self-help program's website.
Getting Started
If the idea of creating a plan feels overwhelming, relax. We'll help you take it one step at a time. To get started, check out the How to Use This Site page. It will show you how to begin.



Bruce Campbell, Ph.D.
ME/CFS & FM Self-Help Program
    Charles Lapp, M.D.
Hunter-Hopkins Center


Success Story
Experiences with Pre-Emptive Rest
Scheduled or pre-emptive rests have been one of the most popular strategies among people in the self-help program. They have used planned rests to reduce symptoms and increase stamina and predictability.
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Dr. Lapp's Message
There is no panacea, no magic potion for CFS and FM, but those who have overcome this illness invariably report that the techniques we will teach you helped them more than any pills or potions.
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How to Use This Site
Step by step, you can create a treatment plan that fits your individual situation, using a three-step process: study, plan, act.
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Treatment Plans for CFS and FM
CFS and FM touch many parts of life: work, relationships, moods, hopes and dreams. Treating them successfully means much more than managing symptoms. A treatment plan has to address all their effects.
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