by Jenny Fransen, RN*
Reproduced with kind permission from the book Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia – A Self-Management Program for your Fibromyalgia Syndrome** by Julie Kelly, MS, RN and Rosalie Devonshire, MSW â€ two health professionals who live successfully with Fibromyalgia.
Only recently has medical science begun to understand the underlying mechanism for Fibromyalgia. For many years it was not well understood; consequently, many people with this disorder spent years searching for a diagnosis and effective treatment to relieve their pain. The average length of time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis has been approximately eight years.
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