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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies (For Dummies)

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You’ve been repeatedly poked, prodded, tested and scanned, yet, despite how awful you feel, your doctor, like many of your friends, co-workers, and family members have begun dropping subtle (and some not-so-subtle) hints that they think it’s “all in your head.” Maybe you’re one of the lucky few CFS sufferers who’ve received an accurate diagnosis but nothing your health care provider does seems to help. Well, you’re not alone. According to recent estimates, of the approximately 800,000 Americans with CFS, more than 90% have been misdiagnosed, dismissed, or are not receiving proper treatment.

Don’t despair, help has arrived. Written by a national expert who has successfully treated scores of CFS patients in her own practice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies gives you the knowledge and tools you need to beat CFS and get back to living a normal life. In plain English Doctor Susan Lisman fills you in on:

  • What CFS is, how you get it, and how it effects your body     
  • Its major symptoms and warning signs
  • Getting an accurate diagnosis
  • Avoiding situations that might be making you sicker
  • Teaming up with the right doctor and crafting a treatment plan
  • The most effective drugs, therapies and alternative approaches
  • Coping with CFS in your personal and professional lives

Packed with checklists, self-tests, questionnaires, and other powerful tools, and featuring many inspiring real-life stories of patients who’ve licked CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies puts you on the road to recovery.

Synopsis:

Susan R. Lisman, MD (Boston, MA) is an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Karla Dougherty (Montclair, NJ) is a leading writer and editor in the fields of medicine, health, and nutrition. She has authored or coauthored 41 books.

Synopsis:

You’ ve been repeatedly poked, prodded, tested and scanned, yet, despite how awful you feel, your doctor, like many of your friends, co-workers, and family members have begun dropping subtle (and some not-so-subtle) hints that they think it’ s “ all in your head.” Maybe you’ re one of the lucky few CFS sufferers who’ ve received an accurate diagnosis but nothing your health care provider does seems to help. Well, you’ re not alone. According to recent estimates, of the approximately 800,000 Americans with CFS, more than 90% have been misdiagnosed, dismissed, or are not receiving proper treatment.

Don’ t despair, help has arrived. Written by a national expert who has successfully treated scores of CFS patients in her own practice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies gives you the knowledge and tools you need to beat CFS and get back to living a normal life. In plain English Doctor Susan Lisman fills you in on: What CFS is, how you get it, and how it effects your body          Its major symptoms and warning signs Getting an accurate diagnosis Avoiding situations that might be making you sicker Teaming up with the right doctor and crafting a treatment plan The most effective drugs, therapies and alternative approaches Coping with CFS in your personal and professional lives

Packed with checklists, self-tests, questionnaires, and other powerful tools, and featuring many inspiring real-life stories of patients who’ ve licked CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies puts you on the road to recovery.

Synopsis:

Tips for getting treatment and getting back to life

Here's great advice on controlling CFS at home, work, school, and more

If you think — or know — that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is affecting you or someone you love, take heart! This upbeat guide helps you assess symptoms, walks you through diagnosis and treatment options, arms you with the right questions to ask the doctor, and provides loads of tips for getting your life back on track, even with CFS.

  • Determine if your symptoms are due to CFS
  • Find the right physician

  • Understand various treatment options

  • Manage your CFS in a variety of situations

  • Help someone who's living with CFS

About the Author

Susan R. Lisman, MD, is Director of Pediatric Anesthesia at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA. Karla Dougherty is a leading writer and editor in the fields of medicine, health, diet, and exercise.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Recognizing and Taking Steps Toward Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chapter 1: Dipping into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments.

Chapter 2: Gauging Your Symptoms: CFS Is More Than Being Tired.

Chapter 3: Looking At the Possible Causes: Where Does CFS Come From?

Chapter 4: Finding Comfort in Numbers: You’re Not Alone.

Part II: Teaming Up with Treatment Professionals.

Chapter 5: Tracking Down the Best Doctor for You.

Chapter 6: Working with Your Doctor to Sort Out Your Symptoms.

Chapter 7: Crafting Your Medical Treatment Plan.

Chapter 8: Handling Your Emotional and Psychological Issues.

Chapter 9: Checking Out Some Alternative (Therapy) Routes.

Chapter 10: Exorcising CFS Symptoms with Sensible Exercise.

Part III: Living and Working Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chapter 11: Setting Up a Healthy Daily Routine.

Chapter 12: Working When You Have CFS.

Chapter 13: CFS and Relationships: How to Stabilize the Rocking Boat.

Chapter 14: When Someone You Love Has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chapter 15: Leading a Child Through the CFS Minefield.

Chapter 16: Peering into the Future of CFS.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Famous People with CFS.

Chapter 18: Ten Drug-Free Ways to Fight Fatigue.

Chapter 19: Ten Common Myths About CFS.

Chapter 20: Ten Things to Avoid If You Have CFS.

Chapter 21: Ten Strategies to Enhance Your Life.

Appendix: CFS Reference and Support Sources.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470117729
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Author:
man, M.D.
Author:
Lisman, Susan R.
Author:
Dougherty, K
Author:
Dougherty, Karla
Author:
arla
Author:
Lisman, Susan R., M.D.
Author:
Susan R. Lis
Author:
Susan R. Lisman, M.D.
Subject:
Diseases - Immune System
Subject:
Diseases - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Subject:
Chronic diseases
Subject:
Fatigue
Subject:
Consumer Health Special Topics
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Lifestyles Paperback
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20070430
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.26x7.37x.85 in. 1.22 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Chronic Illness
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diseases » Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Illnesses

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Product details 384 pages For Dummies - English 9780470117729 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Susan R. Lisman, MD (Boston, MA) is an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Karla Dougherty (Montclair, NJ) is a leading writer and editor in the fields of medicine, health, and nutrition. She has authored or coauthored 41 books.
"Synopsis" by , You’ ve been repeatedly poked, prodded, tested and scanned, yet, despite how awful you feel, your doctor, like many of your friends, co-workers, and family members have begun dropping subtle (and some not-so-subtle) hints that they think it’ s “ all in your head.” Maybe you’ re one of the lucky few CFS sufferers who’ ve received an accurate diagnosis but nothing your health care provider does seems to help. Well, you’ re not alone. According to recent estimates, of the approximately 800,000 Americans with CFS, more than 90% have been misdiagnosed, dismissed, or are not receiving proper treatment.

Don’ t despair, help has arrived. Written by a national expert who has successfully treated scores of CFS patients in her own practice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies gives you the knowledge and tools you need to beat CFS and get back to living a normal life. In plain English Doctor Susan Lisman fills you in on: What CFS is, how you get it, and how it effects your body          Its major symptoms and warning signs Getting an accurate diagnosis Avoiding situations that might be making you sicker Teaming up with the right doctor and crafting a treatment plan The most effective drugs, therapies and alternative approaches Coping with CFS in your personal and professional lives

Packed with checklists, self-tests, questionnaires, and other powerful tools, and featuring many inspiring real-life stories of patients who’ ve licked CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies puts you on the road to recovery.

"Synopsis" by , Tips for getting treatment and getting back to life

Here's great advice on controlling CFS at home, work, school, and more

If you think — or know — that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is affecting you or someone you love, take heart! This upbeat guide helps you assess symptoms, walks you through diagnosis and treatment options, arms you with the right questions to ask the doctor, and provides loads of tips for getting your life back on track, even with CFS.

  • Determine if your symptoms are due to CFS
  • Find the right physician

  • Understand various treatment options

  • Manage your CFS in a variety of situations

  • Help someone who's living with CFS

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