Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach What You Can Do About Chronic Pain and Fatigue

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Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach is the first thorough, user-friendly resource that outlines the causes, symptoms, and a full range of treatments for a condition that affects 10 to 12 million Americans. Since fibromyalgia (FM) mimics other illnesses, many people who experience chronic pain and fatigue don't know that they have FM or think they have something else.

Ms. Williamson has gathered information from top medical specialists, research studies, and practical advice form FM sufferers who share their strategies for working around FM's disabling symptoms. You will discover:

* How to find the right doctor
* Which pain medicines and nondrug therapies work best
* The role deep sleep deprivation plays in FM and what you can do to remedy sleep disturbance
* How exercise and nutrition affect FM symptoms
* Massage, meditation, and relaxation techniques that help
* What to watch for in detecting and treating FM in children

Anyone who suffers from FM-- and the more than 15 similar or related illnesses-- knows that the pain is not "all in your head." The symptoms are real, and although there is no cure for FM, this book offers realistic, effective ways to live a full life despite FM.

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Miryam Ehrlich Williamson is a technical journalist and a charter member of the on-line Fibromyalgia Discussion Group. In 1993 when she was diagnosed with FM she was relieved to finally have a name for her condition but frustrated by the lack of information available, which led her to write this book. Ms. Williamson lives in Warwick, Massachusetts.

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An estimated 26 million Americans have either fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), or both in the form of an FMS/MPS complex. The volume by Starlanyl, a physician who specializes in the research and treatment of FMS/MPS and who has both conditions, and Copeland, a writer and FMS/MPS patient, discuss all aspects of both disorders. They also offer information on the latest medications, tips for bodywork, and suggestions for coping with family and work, getting support, and dealing with the healthcare system. Appendixes include lists of agencies and organizations and of audio and video aids. Both books are recommended for consumer health collections, but if only one can be purchased, Starlanyl and Copeland's work has the edge due to its greater scope and more comprehensive coverage.?Janet M. Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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