Title: Writer
Education: University of Oregon
Expertise: Fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, thyroid disease, pain, sleep, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmunity
  • Journalist with experience in TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, and Internet
  • Living with fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, Sjogren's syndrome, diabetes, and multiple sleep disorders
  • Fiction author and independent filmmaker


Adrienne Dellwo is a health writer specializing in fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, lupus, thyroid disease, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmunity, pain, sleep disorders, and more. She's been writing for VerywellHealth.com (formerly About.com) for 15 years and also works as a health editor for the same company.

As a journalist, my goal was to get people the information they need. When I became severely ill with fibromyalgia and had to leave TV news, I found that I could have an even bigger impact on people's lives by researching and writing about my illness. That has been my "day job" and labor of love for more than 15 years.


Adrienne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communication with an emphasis in electronic media production from the University of Oregon.

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