From Fatigued to Fantastic

From Fatigued to Fantastic

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by Jacob Teitelbaum
     
 

The original, bestselling guide to treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia-now completely revised and updated.

For the more than twenty-five million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other fatigue-related illnesses, there is only one bestselling guide-From Fatigued to Fantastic. This new, completely updated third edition

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The original, bestselling guide to treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia-now completely revised and updated.

For the more than twenty-five million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other fatigue-related illnesses, there is only one bestselling guide-From Fatigued to Fantastic. This new, completely updated third edition incorporates the latest advances in science and technology to help alleviate the baffling, often dismissed symptoms associated with severe, almost unrelenting fatigue.

Dr. Teitelbaum's integrated treatment program is based on the clinically proven results of his landmark study and on his more than thirty years of experience in working with patients to overcome their illnesses. Using the most current information, Dr. Teitelbaum helps his readers evaluate their symptoms and develop an individualized program to eliminate them. Specific guidelines for diagnosis and care are clearly and concisely presented, along with supporting scientific studies and treatment recommendations that include the latest and best strategies for using prescription and over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, alternative therapies, and/or dietary and lifestyle modifications.

In addition to providing cutting-edge research, up-to-date scientific information, and practical advice, Dr. Teitelbaum offers the compassionate understanding of one who has himself battled and overcome these disorders.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An unusually compassionate internist whose own medical education was interrupted by a bout of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, Teitelbaum has made these disorders his specialty. He offers straight talk about severe chronic fatigue states (SCFS). Sufferers who have been unable to locate physicians knowledgeable about diagnosing and treating these disorders will find this a gold mine, as may many doctors who have been baffled by such patients. Teitelbaum argues that a mixture of causes (including bowel disorder, hormonal imbalance and allergies) usually underlie SCFS, each of which can trigger additional problems. His approach is to break the vicious cycle of overwhelming fatigue, infections, "brain fog," achiness, poor sleep, allergies, anxiety and depression by treating them all simultaneously. His recommendations encompass prescription and over-the-counter drugs, dietary modifications, vitamin and mineral supplements, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, herbs, simple home remedies and psychotherapy. While the breadth of his approach may cause some raised eyebrows among more conservative practitioners, extensive notes and bibliography, among other appendices, will answer many of their questions. (Dec.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Written in easy-to-understand language, this resource guide describes the disorders listed in the subtitle, their symptoms, how they originate, and how to eliminate them. Teitelbaum, a leading clinician and researcher on treatments for Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and fibromyalgia, lost a year of medical school to these illnesses. His list of possible causes includes nutritional problems, adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances, yeast overgrowths, sleep disorders, and parasitic infections. Appendixes comprise half the book and probably provide the most valuable information. An extensive treatment protocol, a list of patient support groups, a list of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome specialists, and mail order sources for medications, supplements, and herbal remedies make this book an invaluable resource. Of the several recent books on this topic (Harris McIlwain and Debra Fulghum Bruce's The Fibromyalgia Handbook, LJ 11/1/96; Devin Starlaynyl and Mary Ellen Copeland's Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Miryam Williamson's Fibromyalgia, both LJ 9/15/96), this gets the nod if you can purchase only one.-Janet Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895298966
Publisher:
Avery
Publication date:
10/26/1998
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is a board-certified internist and a leading researcher in the field of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He is the national medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers, and is director of the Annapolis Research Center for Effective FMS/CFS Therapies, a specialized practice for chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome patients in Annapolis, Maryland. He travels across the world promoting his integrated treatment protocol both to practitioners and to the general public. Dr. Teitelbaum divides his time between Virginia and Hawaii.

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From Fatigued to Fantastic: A Clinically Proven Program to Regain Vibrant Health and Overcome Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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As a physical therapist, I have treated many fibromyalgia patients and know how tough of a problem it becomes for people. I am glad that there are books like this one finally coming out that act as vital resources for patients and provide many treatment options not otherwise known.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has to be one of the most helpful and informative in dealing with my condition. I feel it is a must for everyone even those that aren't suffering with this disorder. I have recommended it to many friends and family members. Mary