Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia, Fifth Edition
: Everything You Need to Know to Manage FibromyalgiaTaking Charge of Fibromyalgia
was written by two health professionals who live successfully with fibromyalgia syndrome, Julie Kelly, M.S., R.N. and Rosalie Devonshire, M.S.W., LCSW.So what is Fibromyalgia Syndrome?
Fibromyalgia is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.Fibromyalgia is treatable!
Pain, fatigue, sleepless nights, irritable bowel, memory problems, stiffness, depression, anxiety... are you one of the millions of people suffering with these symptoms? Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Are you confused about how to treat fibromyalgia? Do you want to feel better? Do you want to learn how doctors are treating FMS? Then you need to read this book!
This edition of Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia
is completely revised and updated with the most effective treatments currently available for the condition. This book is useful for patients, their families, as well as health care professionals.
You will have concise information at your fingertips about:
- Diagnosis & symptoms
- Medical conditions
- Sleep Disturbance
- Pain management
- Practical coping tips
- Doctor-patient issues
- Work issues
- Stress management
- Psychological aspects
- Diet and nutrition
- Alternative treatments
- Pioneering treatments
- National resources
- Physician protocols
- Support group info
Written so you can understand what fibromyalgia is and which treatments work!