My name is Erica and I am a 22-year-old PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Cellular and Molecular Physiology with a BS in Biochemistry. Here I will attempt to scientifically explain the in’s and out’s of fibromyalgia from what I know about the human body and its biochemical properties.

Oh and one more thing, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 17.

I come from two worlds: the scientific researcher and the patient, each providing a very different set of view points which I hope to combine for a thorough understanding of this illness that both the medical community and the patient can relate to.