Fibromyalgia For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Fibromyalgia For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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by Roland Staud
     
 

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The pain you suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is not in your imagination. FMS is a real medical problem that can be as debilitating and demoralizing as it is mysterious. Fibromyalgia For Dummies, Second Edition, brings you the latest scientific findings on the symptoms and causes of this disease and guides you toward proven, practical steps you can take

Overview

The pain you suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is not in your imagination. FMS is a real medical problem that can be as debilitating and demoralizing as it is mysterious. Fibromyalgia For Dummies, Second Edition, brings you the latest scientific findings on the symptoms and causes of this disease and guides you toward proven, practical steps you can take reduce or eliminate FMS-related pain.

This plain-English guide is fully updated with the latest fibromyalgia treatment options, and evaluations of new medications that have shown great promise in reducing pain. You'll discover how to spot an array of symptoms and their possible causes, work with your physician to develop a treatment plan, and manage your pain at home and in the office. You'll learn how to:

  • Identify your FMS trigger points
  • Cope with chronic pain and sleep problems
  • Find medications that work for you
  • Locate a physician who can really help you
  • Make healing lifestyle changes
  • Use hands-on therapies to alleviate pain
  • Find effective over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Choose among alternative therapies and treatments
  • Reduce the emotional distress caused by FMS
  • Help a child with FMS

Featuring moving and inspiring stories from fellow FMS sufferers who share their stories and offer invaluable tips on working your way back to wellness, Fibromyalgia for Dummies, Second Edition offers serious and sensitive guidance to help you overcome FMS and start being yourself again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118051672
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
226,950
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Roland Staud, MD, is a rheumatologist and a professor of medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, as well as a noted and internationally renowned medical researcher. Dr. Staud’s continuing and cuttingedge research on fibromyalgia is supported by the National Institutes of Health and other funding organizations. His research has clearly demonstrated that patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) have detectable central nervous system abnormalities of pain processing resulting in increased pain sensitivity and prolonged pain experiences.
Dedicated to helping FMS patients by sharing his knowledge as much as possible, Dr. Staud is greatly appreciated by attendees at major national and international fibromyalgia and arthritis conferences, where he is a frequent speaker. He is also on the editorial boards of Pain and European Journal of Pain. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Clinical Journal of Pain, Journal of Pain, European Journal of Pain, and Pain. He has authored many medical journal articles on fibromyalgia and other topics.
Dr. Staud is a diplomate of the American Board of Rheumatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society, and the International MYOPAIN Society. Dr. Staud is licensed to practice medicine in Florida.

Christine Adamec has been a freelance writer for more than 20 years, concentrating on self-help and medical/health issues. She has authored or coauthored 14 books, including The Encyclopedia of Diabetes (Facts On File, Inc.) and How to Stop Heartburn (Wiley), and has written numerous magazine and newspaper health features. Ms. Adamec is a member of the American Society of Journalists&Authors.

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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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