I have suffered with Fibromyalgia for many years. It took numerous visits to doctors and a multitude of testing before I received a proper diagnosis. I spent most of my life’s savings attempting to get a diagnosis and had to undergo many, different tests and unnecessary medical treatment. Through it all, most of what I dealt with was totally unnecessary and I hope to show that to those that read my book. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through the same misery that I did in dealing with all the facets that are involved in being diagnosed in the first place, and in treatments afterwards.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I know several people with fibromyalgia and was not able to understand what they were going through until I read this book. I recommend it highly to people who think that they might have this disorder, do have it, and for those that have relationships with victims of fibromyalgia. I enjoyed the book tremendously!
This book is written in easy to read laymen's terms. The author has put everything that I needed to know about chronic pain and fibromyalgia in her book and explained it very well. I could not believe all that she covered: relationships, disability issues, health care providers and how to evaluate them, what testing is done for FMS (and full descriptions of those tests), self-care treatments, medical quackery, why it is important to keep up with your medical records, diseases that mimic FMS and vice-versa. There is so much that she included that I found it difficult to put the book down. The author has done a wonderful job and this should be the first book that people with FMS (especially those who are newly diagnosed) should read. Thank goodness that a "victim" finally gets to tell it "just like it is" and doesn't pull any punches when telling how she feels about people and medical professionals that think that FMS is "all in a person's head." I also like the cover she used...Fire...that in itself describes just how painful fibromyalgia is and I am glad that someone finally had the guts to write it from a victim's standpoint.