Synopses & Reviews
A hands-on approach to managing a debilitating condition.
This valuable resource cuts through the medical jargon in other books and focuses on the most important things readers need to know to understand and manage fibromyalgia. Readers learn how to assemble a team of healthcare providers, communicate with doctors, identify the triggers that lead to symptoms, set and track sleep and diet regimens, and much more.
a According to the Mayo Clinic, six to eight million Americans have fibromyalgia
a Dr. Bradley is one of the countryas leading fibromyalgia researchers
a Lynne Matallanaas personal story was highlighted in a feature article in the May 2003 issue of Newsweek
Nearly eight million Americans suffer from it.
Cutting through the history and medical jargon found in more exhaustive and incomprehensible reference books, this guide focuses on the most important things readers need to know in order to effectively understand and manage fibromyalgia, especially important now, with 22 new fibromyalgia-fighting drugs on the market. This new edition teaches readers how to:
·Communicate better with doctors and healthcare providers
·Evaluate pain medications and non-medical therapies
·Develop exercise and diet regimens
·Identify and treat symptoms
About the Author
Lynne Matallana was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995. Her frustration with lack of available treatments inspired her to create an organization that would focus on awareness for this misunderstood illness. The National Fibromyalgia Association has since grown into a major force. She is also the editor-in-chief of Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine.
Laurence A. Bradley, Ph.D., has devoted his research career to the study of biological and psychosocial factors that influence persistent pain associated with fibromyalgia. He heads the department for fibromyalgia research at the University of Alabama.