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The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia
     

The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia

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by Harris H. McIlwain, Debra Fulghum Bruce, Harris H. McLlwain
 

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A new edition of the bestselling book for fibromyalgia sufferers-with information on the latest medications and alternative and complementary therapies
Fibromyalgia, with its constant severe muscle pain, relentless fatigue, disturbed sleep, and feelings of depression, is regularly misdiagnosed and misunderstood, yet it is the most common

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A new edition of the bestselling book for fibromyalgia sufferers-with information on the latest medications and alternative and complementary therapies
Fibromyalgia, with its constant severe muscle pain, relentless fatigue, disturbed sleep, and feelings of depression, is regularly misdiagnosed and misunderstood, yet it is the most common arthritis-related disease next to osteoarthritis. While some feel these symptoms are part of growing older, fibromyalgia is not a sign of aging.

In this newly revised edition of his popular handbook, Dr. Harris H. McIlwain offers hope to millions of sufferers. His proven seven-step treatment program includes the very latest in such medications as Cox-2 Inhibitors, the breakthrough drugs that reduce pain and inflammation without stomach upset, and guaifenesin, a common ingredient in cough and cold medications that may lessen the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The program also has specific exercises to reduce deep muscle pain, to increase strength and energy, and to alleviate stress and anxiety. McIlwain tells what alternative approaches are safe to supplement his own treatment program, and offers an expanded discussion of complementary therapies that may be of benefit, such as homeopathy, chiropractic, aromatherapy, nutritional therapy, and herbal therapy. With McIlwain's program, fibromyalgia sufferers can manage the symptoms of the disease, reverse its progression in most cases, and improve the quality of their lives.

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Fibromyalgia affects more than ten million Americans, largely women, ages 40 or older, and causes severe muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression. It rates as the most common arthritis-related disease, next to osteoarthritis, and as a commonly misdiagnosed syndrome. To help in controlling this difficult health problem, arthritis specialist McIlwain outlines a multistep program of medical treatment (moist heat, medication, ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS), exercise and fitness, stress relief, complementary approaches (chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, and homeopathic treatment), nutrition and diet, and support groups. A useful appendix of exercises, a list of references and supporting research, and some frequently asked questions will assist in the patient's treatment. Recommended, especially when read in tandem with Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland's more comprehensive Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual (LJ 9/15/96).-Janet Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805072419
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/19/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
735,860
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Harris H. McIlwain, M.D., is board-certified in rheumatology and geriatric medicine, specializing in pain-related diseases. He practices medicine in Florida with the Tampa Medical Group and has written thirteen books on health.

Debra Fulghum Bruce is a writer specializing in health and relationships and is the author or co-author of forty books. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Fibromyalgia Handbook: A 7-Step Program to Halt and Even Reverse Fibromyalgia 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book is from the same authors of the Unofficial Guide to Alternative Medicine - outstanding book with a great combination of alternative and traditional treatments for fibromyalgia. This book helps you find the combination that best works for you in relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia. THE FIBROMYALGIA HANDBOOK moved up a notch in covering the breakthrough medicines as well as secrets that only a physician that has treated thousands of fibromyalgia patients would know. EXCELLENT - BEST BOOK ON THE MARKET.