Adrienne Dellwo

Adrienne Dellwo



Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Lupus, Thyroid Disease


Cottey College, University of Oregon


After leaving my TV news career due to fibromyalgia, I've been able to focus on my health and become functional once again. The journalist in me has driven me to share my own experience and the knowledge I've gained with other people facing the pain, fear and frustration.

— Adrienne Dellwo


Adrienne Dellwo is a writer and editor for Verywell Health covering fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, lupus, and thyroid disease. She has more than 25 years of experience researching and writing about health-related issues. She's also a published fiction author, filmmaker, playwright, actor, and musician.

Adrienne is a WEGO Health Awards Nominee and her work was named one of 50 Great Blogs for Fibromyalgia Support by Masters in Health Care.


Adrienne earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and communications from the University of Oregon in 1996. She also earned an associate's degree from Cottey College in Missouri.

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