"iFoG's mission is to support fibromyalgia sufferers in Hawaii, and create awareness of the Guaifenesin Protocol through physician, patient, and community education." We provide education and support to all fibromyalgia sufferers who choose to follow the guaifenesin protocol. Our goal is to see this protocol one day accepted by all mainstream doctors who will without hesitation prescribe guaifenesin as the first plan of care.
After over 15 years of fatigue, pain and other debilitating symptoms, Annette Kam, RN was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1998. Searching for answers for relief for another 2 years after trying mainstream treatments, she found Dr. R. Paul St. Amand's Guaifenesin Protocol on the internet and convinced her rheumatologist to allow her to try it. Within 5 months, she progressed to the point of being able to go from a limping nurse to climbing the Great Wall of China and 1 year later, participated in a national tennis tournament. Her physician started referring patients to her to assist with the educational piece and that was the start of the current Oahu support group called, "iFoG", acronym for informed Fibromyalgics on Guaifenesin. This was in April, 2001.
Since then, iFoG has witnessed miracle after miracle of fibromyalgic sufferers reclaiming their lives. We have seen members being bedridden able to go back to school or work. We have been able to assist over 300 members locally and have had over 1100 referrals from physicians, other medical disciplines or by word of mouth. We have also had impact in 22 other states and 6 countries on a small scale. On November 10, 2003, iFoG was granted a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt status.
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