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Authors link personal experiences with Fibromyalgia in latest issue of magazine

Sunday 22 January 2012


From Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™ magazine:


Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™Authors link personal experiences with fibromyalgia in latest issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™ magazine

January 10, 2012

The January/February 2012 issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™ magazine is now available in print and digital versions, featuring articles on obesity and exercise by authors with fibromyalgia who have both personal and professional experience with the contentious topics.

In her article, “Testing the Link Between Obesity and Fibromyalgia,” author Jean McMillan, who describes herself as “someone recovering from obesity and suffering from fibromyalgia,” interviews several patients and prominent physicians to discuss recent studies that beg the proverbial chicken-vs.-egg question: does obesity cause fibromyalgia or vice versa?

With exercise also playing a major role in the ongoing obesity and fibromyalgia debate, noted researcher and professor, C. Jessie Jones, PhD, offers her article, “Strategies to Stay Motivated for Exercising in the New Year.” Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1998, Dr. Jones writes, “My intention for writing this article is to share strategies that worked for me to once again be physically active when it was the last thing I wanted to do in my depressed, painful, and fatigued state after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.”

The online digital version of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Life is free to registered subscribers on the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association website. Go to register. To order the print version of the magazine for $6.95 plus shipping, go (search: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Life).

Other features in the January/February 2012 issue include:

  • “What’s next for the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association?” – after a remarkable first year, NFMCPA Jan Chambers shares the organization’s plans for 2012;
  • “The Causes of Fibromyalgia” – Dr. Hal Blatman explains the holistic causes of fibromyalgia which can lead to appropriate treatment options;
  • “Fibromyalgia & Sexual Intimacy: Transforming Pain into Pleasure” – Deborah Barrett, PhD, professor and psychotherapist who is “living well with fibromyalgia,” offers other forms of pleasure to the patient’s “toolbox of self-care strategies;”
  • “Surviving a Pain Flare” – Beth Darnall, PhD, psychologist and researcher, offers 11 tips of how to minimize the impact when severe pain and fibromyalgia symptoms strike.

About Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE

Launched in September 2011, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE is the new trusted source for, by and about fibromyalgia and related chronic pain communities. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE is a publication of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association offering research news, feature profiles on people living well with fibromyalgia, awareness events and other issues that relate to the fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria and continuing medical education for health care providers. Quality news and opinions submitted by the fibromyalgia community may be emailed to For writers’ guidelines and additional information, visit

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine is produced by Walson Communications for the members of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association. For sponsorship and advertising information, please contact Corin Ramos at or 702-674-6148.

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