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I’m a married 31 year-old who has been diagnosed with fibromylagia for 12 years. I am on a quest to raise awareness and help others by sharing information and staying positive. Read more
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Finding a New Way to be Me

Often times I am contacted by people who have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I always ask how they are feeling about their diagnosis, as it was a bittersweet diagnosis for me. I share with them that the first few years are the hardest, as it takes awhile to figure out what works best for [...]

No More Tender Points? Part II

This is the continuation of the article from yesterday’s post. Why eliminate the tender point exam? The most cogent argument for eliminating the tender point exam as a diagnostic criteria is that it just isn’t being used. The clinical evaluation of tender points is an acquired skill that is not taught in medical school. It [...]

No More Tender Points? Part I

By Christine Danella Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE This article appears in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine, a publication of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association. Reprinted with permission from NFMCPA. For more information, visit www.fmcpaware.org. —————————————————————————————————– Once the hallmark for diagnosing fibromyalgia – Now a basis of [...]

What it is like to have an Adult Child with Fibromyalgia – Part III

When I started this website I forewarned my parents that I’d like them to write a little something about how they have felt having an adult child with fibromyalgia. I think hearing different perspectives are good for everyone. Below are some of my dad’s thoughts. When Felicia asked her Mom and I to contribute to [...]