What Your Doctor Doesn'T Know About Fibromyalgia

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FMS, a common term for fibromyalgia, attacks men, women, and even children of all ages, varying in intensity from patient to patient. Because doctors do not like to treat conditions they don't understand, patients are often ignored, denied pain relief, shuttled off to other "experts," or filled with powerful prescription drugs that may add new and confusing symptoms. Thus begins a vicious cycle of frustrating doctor appointments with no clear diagnoses and continuing treatments ...
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What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Fibromyalgia: Why Doctors Can't or Won't Treat Chronic Pain

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Overview

FMS, a common term for fibromyalgia, attacks men, women, and even children of all ages, varying in intensity from patient to patient. Because doctors do not like to treat conditions they don't understand, patients are often ignored, denied pain relief, shuttled off to other "experts," or filled with powerful prescription drugs that may add new and confusing symptoms. Thus begins a vicious cycle of frustrating doctor appointments with no clear diagnoses and continuing treatments that may or may not lead to any relief.

If you've always trusted that most of your doctors are up-to-date, informed, and rarely mistaken about a diagnosis or treatment, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Fibromyalgia may change your mind. Fibromyalgia is listed as one of the top ten most painful conditions in medicine, but many doctors still do not "believe" in it. If they do recognize it, they have only a vague notion of a collection of mild symptoms that they attribute to stress, menstrual problems, weight gain, depression, or hysteria-none of which have been scientifically linked to fibromyalgia.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Fibromyalgia will help you take charge of your condition and teach you how to find physicians you can trust so that you can obtain the relief you need.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781936236343
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/9/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2010

    THIS BOOK MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE

    Up-to-date look at fibromyalgia, the author's battle with this disease. The information on Cymbalta alone is worth the price of this book. The book also would give insight into the disease to family and friends who don't understand what you are going through. Her descriptions are right on point!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

    THIS BOOK IS A MUST BOOK FOR FIBROMAYALGIA PATIENTS!!

    This book is a must read for fibromyalgia patients plus their relatives and friends. The author shares her heart and the knowledge that fibromyalgia patients need. This book is not only informative, but also is so interesting the reader.

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