Christine Danella lynch
The author was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) in 1990 after experiencing symptoms since childhood. During her career at aerospace companies, she first pursued a BS in Business Mgmt. and later an MBA, specializing in Health Services Mgmt. She was trained as an FM Support Group Leader by the Arthritis Foundation and has participated in FM support groups on both the east and west coasts. She was a 2006 Leader Against Pain for the National Fibromyalgia Association and has lobbied in Sacramento for increased funding and research for fibromyalgia. After becoming disabled due to symptoms of fibromyalgia, she turned to freelance writing. Her articles have appeared in FMAware and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Life magazines. She is currently a weekly columnist for Fibromyalgia News Today, an online publication.