Ginevra Liptan, MD, and her fibromyalgia book

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As a med school student with fibromyalgia, Ginevra Liptan discovered she was her own best advocate. Ginevra Liptan, MD, had never heard of fibromyalgia when she began feeling overwhelming fatigue. It was 1999, and she was a typical medical student, working insane hours and experiencing extreme stress. She chalked up her tiredness to the pressures … Read more

What Pain Awareness Groups Can Do For You

What Pain Awareness Groups Can Do For You

Remarkably, an estimated 115 million people in the US suffer from chronic pain. No matter what your specific pain condition, there are many who may understand what you and your loved ones are experiencing. But how do you find and connect with others? That’s where pain awareness groups come in. They offer many valuable services … Read more

10 Ways to Improve Your Memory with Fibromyalgia

Many people know about the physical pain of fibromyalgia – increased achiness, stiffness, and tender points. However, the effect fibromyalgia can have on your memory and ability to concentrate, known as “fibro fog,” is not talked about as much. So, what is fibro fog, what are symptoms and, most importantly, what can you do about … Read more

Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

There is an old saying that “it takes one to know one,” and when it comes to fibromyalgia patients, no one understands them better than Dr. Ginevra Liptan. As medical director for The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia in Portland, Oregon, Liptan is immersed in the fibro arena every day, but she also brings an unusual perspective to … Read more