Fibromyalgia For Dummies

Fibromyalgia For Dummies

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by Roland Staud MD, Christine Adamec
     
 

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This easy-to-use guide will help you identify fibromyalgia symptoms, find the right doctor, and develop a plan of care. You get up-to-date information on prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as alternative therapies that will help you manage your pain while handling work and family life.

Overview

This easy-to-use guide will help you identify fibromyalgia symptoms, find the right doctor, and develop a plan of care. You get up-to-date information on prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as alternative therapies that will help you manage your pain while handling work and family life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764554414
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Roland Staud, M.D., is a diplomat of the American Board of Rheumatology. He is dedicated to treating fibromyalgia patients.

Christine Adamec has been a freelance writer for more than 20 years, concentrating on self-help and medical/health issues. She has authored and coauthored 14 books, including The Encyclopedia of Diabetes (Facts On File, Inc.), How to Stop Heartburn (Wiley), and Moms with ADD: A Self-Help Manual (Taylor), as well as written numerous magazine and newspaper health features.
Ms. Adamec is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the American Society of Journalists & Authors, and the Authors Guild.

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Fibromyalgia for Dummies 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
kymomofmany More than 1 year ago
I would suggest this book to anyone who recieves the dreaded diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. This book offers insight to the newly diagnosised and would also be a good read for family members of fibro paitents as well. We have to be our own advocates and we need to know as much as we can about FMS. This book also offers tips with pain managment, fatigue and intimate relationships.It discusses different types of medications and alternate therapys. I have enjoyed this book mostly because it's written in real terms, not overly educated, medical terms, and it hasn't been "dumbafied" to make those reading it feel stupid.
Deetsy More than 1 year ago
This book offers a lot of information & validates what a victim of this illness is experiencing. This book includes a lot of resources that are available to the sufferer. Due to the stigma associated with this illness it is often hard to find help, but this book shows us where to get it, & offers advice on various treatments available. Strongly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When someone has a medical condition, it¿s sometimes hard to find books that can really help. I think Fibromyalgia for Dummies is a great book. It covers many topics, such as who it affects, the importance of sleep, possible causes and how to deal with fibromyalgia. The very first page in the book is called a ¿Cheat Sheet¿ and it has a lot of important information right there. It gives a little summary of what¿s found in the book. One of the best parts about this book is that it is very easy to understand. There are also little symbols on the pages to point out important details, such as ¿Tips¿ and ¿Warnings.¿ This book also helps the reader to tell the difference between fibromyalgia and other possible medical conditions. Fibromyalgia for Dummies is full of helpful information for those who have it. I would definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Explains the condition better than any other I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and informative and a must-read for anyone who has or may have fibromyalgia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was so easy to read and understand. I recommend it to my doctors. I learned more from this book then any of the 5 doctors I go to. I also recommend it to the people in my support group.
Someonewhocares More than 1 year ago
This book does not address Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) which is the DIAGNOSIS for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and other chronic pain/fatigue issues. Without understanding TMS, a person cannot fully recover from their chronic pain/fatigue issue.
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