Living with Fibromyalgia

Living with Fibromyalgia

by Dean Mondell, Patti Wright
     
 

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"This book will give you excellent insight into the psychological stages of this severe illness and how to navigate them. A must-read for those who choose to reclaim control over their own lives!"
-- Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., bestselling author of From Fatigued to Fantastic!

Although there is no known cure for fibromyalgia (FM), a

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"This book will give you excellent insight into the psychological stages of this severe illness and how to navigate them. A must-read for those who choose to reclaim control over their own lives!"
-- Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., bestselling author of From Fatigued to Fantastic!

Although there is no known cure for fibromyalgia (FM), a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes can be very effective in managing and alleviating your symptoms. Living with Fibromyalgia introduces a revolutionary plan to help you adapt to this chronic illness. Divided into four steps, the plan involves:

  • Assessing reactions to this life-disrupting illness
  • Securing adequate professional and emotional care
  • Rebuilding your life and your relationships with others
  • Stabilizing fibromyalgia with stress and crisis management

Written by a lifelong FM survivor and a physician, this is the first book to address the unique social and emotional challenges presented by fibromyalgia.

Living with Fibromyalgia discusses how you can:

  • Understand and manage your symptoms
  • Overcome blocks, setbacks, and pitfalls
  • Cope with the stigma of having a chronic illness
  • Re-create a satisfying way of life for you and your family despite FM
  • Rebuild your career and your social life
  • Redefine your self-worth and more

Real stories from people living with FM are also featured. This empowering guide will help all those affected by FM build a more rewarding life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071466585
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
04/19/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
408 KB

Meet the Author

Dean L. Mondell, M.D., is a physiatrist who has been in private practice for more than 20 years specializing in compassionate care of chronic pain patients suffering from severe injuries, trauma, and fibromyalgia. He serves as the medical director of Creekside Hospice.

Patti Wright is the founder and leader of the Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group. She writes regularly for AWARE magazine (National Fibromyalgia Awareness Magazine) and is a member of several fibromyalgia organizations.

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