The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit: Manage Your Symptoms and Take Control of Your Life

The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit: Manage Your Symptoms and Take Control of Your Life



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The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit: Manage Your Symptoms and Take Control of Your Life by Dawn A. Marcus M.D., Atul Deodhar M.D.

The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit tells readers what they need to know to take control of fibromyalgia symptoms. It includes step-by-step instructions for using effective non-drug treatments, including exercises, yoga, and relaxation techniques; a discussion of what to expect from prescription medications; and what nutritional supplements may be helpful.

Effective fibromyalgia treatment usually requires the holistic, comprehensive approach presented in this book, one that addresses sleep patterns, exercise habits, and mood, in addition to drug therapies. Tailoring these treatments to fibromyalgia symptoms is essential. For example, while exercise is helpful for most women with fibromyalgia, it's important to develop an exercise program that can be started and advanced without causing undue fibromyalgia flares. The Toolkit provides readers with a broad sample of tools to help them discover the most effective treatment strategy for their fibromyalgia symptoms. A chapter on planning for pregnancy will help women use safer and effective treatments while trying to get pregnant, during pregnancy, and after the baby's born when you might be nursing.

The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit provides clear, practical instructions to help women change their lives and take back control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982321966
Publisher: Diamedica
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Dawn Marcus, M.D. is a board-certified neurologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who specializes in pain management, with a special focus on fibromyalgia research and treatment. Dr. Marcus has been the lead researcher for numerous studies investigating women's issues in pain management and gender differences in the pain experience. Her research has also focused on the holistic treatment of fibromyalgia and other pain complaints, including non-drug, complementary, and alternative treatments.

Atul Deodhar, M.D., is a Professor in the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.

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