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TRIVINO MARTINEZ, Ángeles  and  SOLANO RUIZ, Mª del Carmen. The complex experience of fibromyalgia. Index Enferm [online]. 2014, vol.23, n.1-2, pp.95-99. ISSN 1699-5988.

Fibromyalgia is a disease of unknown etiology that is characterized primarily by pain and fatigue. The story that follows is of a person who is suffering this disease for five years, and shows her tour through various specialists until the time of diagnosis and the different areas that affected her daily live. The negative experience with healthcare professionals made her stop conventional treatment her main complaint is that she did not received enough attention by the professionals, this fact made that she try to treating her illness with natural therapies, a sudden change in her diet and lifestyle. Right now continues with the strict diet, the practice of yoga and moderate exercises that are best for her wellness although she is still having her breakdowns and pain which overcome every day.

Keywords : Biographical account; Fibromyalgia; Phenomenology; Qualitative research; Experience of the disease.

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