Adrienne Dellwo is a journalist who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2006. Once diagnosed she turned her skills towards writing about her disease and other related illnesses. She currently writes for Verywell FMS/CFS
Adrienne writes about her personal diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and also about ME/CFS. She writes with clarity and simplicity making it easy for the FMS/ME/CFS community to understand complicated information. Topics include research, diagnostic criteria, symptoms, Rx drugs, alternative therapies, advice and more. Adrienne's articles are peer-reviewed.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Cottey College, MO
- 1996, BA Journalism and Communication University of Oregon
Experience[edit | edit source]
- Researching and Writing on Health Issues
- UK Columnist
- Fiction Author
Understanding a Fibromyalgia diagnosis[edit | edit source]
"I know first-hand how much fibromyalgia and related conditions can take away. I loved working in TV news and thrived on the stress that would eventually bring on the worst of my symptoms. While it broke my heart to leave, I had so little energy that it was all going to my job, and my family was suffering.
Once the decision was made and I was home with my children, I actually became grateful—while fibromyalgia had taken away the career I loved, it had given me all this time to spend with my kids while they're still young enough to like hanging out with mom.
I've also been able to focus on my health and become functional once again. The journalist in me has driven me to share my own experience and the knowledge I've gained with other people facing the pain, fear and frustration of these conditions in the hope that I can make a difference."
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Thrown Off Course: Fibromyalgia Enters my Life - The Pain, Fear and Confusion of Life Before a Diagnosis