The CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Toolkit:A Practical Self-Help Guide

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This book offers hope to the 4 million Americans coping with CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and fibromyalgia. Even though there is no cure for either illness, there are many things you can do to take charge of your condition and your life.

This manual for personal change offers a framework to help you understand your illness better, as well as many practical tools you can use to control symptoms and create a more stable life. The approach is based on ...

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Overview

This book offers hope to the 4 million Americans coping with CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and fibromyalgia. Even though there is no cure for either illness, there are many things you can do to take charge of your condition and your life.

This manual for personal change offers a framework to help you understand your illness better, as well as many practical tools you can use to control symptoms and create a more stable life. The approach is based on the belief that you can change the effects of your illness and perhaps its course through your efforts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595146482
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,063,394
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents v
Acknowledgements vi
Introduction viii
Chapter 1 Understanding Your Situation x
Chapter 2 The Power of Self-Help 15
Chapter 3 The Energy Envelope 25
Chapter 4 Target Setting 46
Chapter 5 Pacing 56
Chapter 6 Logging 68
Chapter 7 Matching Strategy to Problem: Sleep, Exercise & Nutrition 81
Chapter 8 Stress Management 90
Chapter 9 Managing Emotions 103
Chapter 10 Improving Relationships 114
Chapter 11 Reducing Stress by Taming Thoughts 122
Chapter 12 Minimizing Relapses 132
Epilogue 153
About the Author 157
Notes 159
Index 163
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    Best Book for CFIDS/ Fibromyalgia patients

    I used this guide and have been relying on its guidelines over the several years since my acute onset. My life is nearly normal now for me because of good management. I think Bruce's book is the must-have must-follow handbook for maximizing my wellness.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2001

    A 'Must Have' if you are a person with CFIDS/FMS!

    This book has been a great asset to me in my continuing recovery from CFS. After several years of being in a sort of 'plateau,' the book, along with the self-help group it is the official textbook for, has enabled me to make further gains in my functioning level and feelings of wellness. Bruce Campbell not only has a great deal of professional expertise, but writes in a manner from which you instantly get the feeling he really knows what you're going through. The book is easy to read but still provides great tools that help a person learn how to help him/herself. This text is not a 'ready fix' or a gaurantee to return to 100% health. However, it provides CFIDS/FMS survivors with ways to gain some control back into their lives. Dedication and commitment to using the tools can only provide a successful outcome, no matter how significant or minor. I cannot more highly recommend 'The CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Toolkit' and hope you all benefit from it as much as I have.

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