Living with Fibromyalgia


Author: Christine Craggs-Hinton

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN: 9781847093479

Category: Fibromyalgia

Page: 128

View: 3636

Fibromyalgia is a condition linked to ME which causes widespread soft tissue pain accompanied by fatigue, insomnia, IBS, migraine etc. This book covers the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, self-help and pain management.

The Fibromyalgia Healing Diet


Author: Christine Craggs-Hinton

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN: 9781847090621

Category: Fibromyalgia

Page: 144

View: 9714

Fibromyalgia is a painful, chronic, but little understood condition. Craggs-Hinton has discovered that nutrition can play an important role in the management of this condition. The text includes recipes which incorporate various recommended foods.

Fibromyalgia For Dummies


Author: Roland Staud

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111805167X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

View: 5191

The pain you suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is not in your imagination. FMS is a real medical problem that can be as debilitating and demoralizing as it is mysterious. Fibromyalgia For Dummies, Second Edition, brings you the latest scientific findings on the symptoms and causes of this disease and guides you toward proven, practical steps you can take reduce or eliminate FMS-related pain. This plain-English guide is fully updated with the latest fibromyalgia treatment options, and evaluations of new medications that have shown great promise in reducing pain. You'll discover how to spot an array of symptoms and their possible causes, work with your physician to develop a treatment plan, and manage your pain at home and in the office. You'll learn how to: Identify your FMS trigger points Cope with chronic pain and sleep problems Find medications that work for you Locate a physician who can really help you Make healing lifestyle changes Use hands-on therapies to alleviate pain Find effective over-the-counter and prescription medications Choose among alternative therapies and treatments Reduce the emotional distress caused by FMS Help a child with FMS Featuring moving and inspiring stories from fellow FMS sufferers who share their stories and offer invaluable tips on working your way back to wellness, Fibromyalgia for Dummies, Second Edition offers serious and sensitive guidance to help you overcome FMS and start being yourself again.

Fibromyalgia: Your Treatment Guide


Author: Christine Craggs-Hinton

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847092454

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 2601

Treatment for fibromyalgia has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years as recognition of the condition increases. FM is now the second or third most common diagnosis made by British rheumatologists, and was listed as one of the three most common diagnoses in a survey of Canadian rheumatologists. It is probably more common than these figures suggest.It's now recognised that symptoms can be greatly improved by proper management. This book is packed with information about the best medications and self-help therapies available, with a strong focus on improving symptoms, including pain and aching muscles, fatigue and poor sleep, IBS, joint stiffness, headaches and migraine, urinary frequency, dizziness, sensitivity and cognitive problems.

Overcoming Fibromyalgia

Enjoying Life Without the Pain and Fog of Fibromyalgia


Author: Kara Aimer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508610670


Page: 34

View: 498

It's time to Start Enjoying Your Life again in spite of Fibromyalgia!Limited Time Offer: Go to to get your FREE bonus book!Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder comprised of many symptoms and associated issues in tow. The total complexity of this condition is such that it is often considered all-consuming. The day to day lives of people dealing with Fibromyalgia are constantly affected on physical, mental and emotional levels - often displacing all the dreams and aspirations once enjoyed before this unfortunate disorder took hold in the patient's life.Millions of people are affected by this unfortunate syndrome in every facet of their lives, every day. If you or a loved one suffer from FMS, it's time to educate yourself and take your life back today! In this book you'll find a straightforward approach to educating patients with not only what FMS and its challenges entail, but what you can do about it and where you can find the support to finally take your life back and start living YOUR dreams again!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What is Fibromyalgia? Theories and Causes Behind FMS What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia? Proper Methods of FMS Diagnosis Treating the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Support and Resources (with links)! ...and much, much more!

The FibroManual

A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor


Author: Ginevra Liptan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101967218

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 3484

The most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment guide to fibromyalgia, by a renowned physician who herself has the condition If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are struggling to get help from your doctor, you’re far from alone. Ten million Americans experience the widespread muscle pain, profound fatigue, and fuzzy brain (“fibrofog”) that have long frustrated both patients and doctors. In this unique resource, Ginevra Liptan, M.D., shares a cutting-edge new approach that goes far beyond mainstream medical knowledge to produce dramatic symptom improvement. Dr. Liptan’s program incorporates clinically proven therapies from both alternative and conventional medicine, along with the latest research on experimental options like medical marijuana. Since many health care providers have limited fibromyalgia expertise, The FibroManual includes a thoroughly sourced “health care provider guide” that enables readers to help their doctors help them. Alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms in four simple steps (Rest, Repair, Rebalance, and Reduce) and you will • restore deep, restful sleep • achieve long-lasting pain relief • optimize hormone and energy balance • reduce fatigue This accessible and empowering resource provides essential information about understanding and treating fibromyalgia from a physician who, as both patient and provider, understands the illness from the inside. From the Trade Paperback edition.

True Journey from Within - The Englishman with Fibromyalgia - Life Before and Life Now


Author: Shayne Elliott Town

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994536600


Page: 204

View: 2798

True Journey From Within The Englishman With Fibromyalgia Life Before & Life Now (c) Shayne E Town Fibromyalgia changed Shayne's life. Journey through his story to see how fibromyalgia started and how living with the condition has affected his life. It is a cruel and debilitating illness that causes devastation to a person's life and dreams, not just Shayne's, but millions of people around the world. He declares that he will never give up fighting fibromyalgia, as there is so much more to experience in life. From Within, written by Shayne Town is a fantastic book that takes you through his journey from pre-diagnosis days, to getting diagnosed, to living with Fibromyalgia on a daily basis. Diagnosis can be a very frightening time, and being told you have an incurable illness with no effective treatments, which can lead to a very lonely and often isolated time, can take some time to come to terms with. Shayne's book is an open and wonderfully honest account which contains many self-help tips that those who are newly diagnosed may want to consider trying in their self-help management. This book also contains many life stories of other fibromyalgia sufferers. From Within is a very well written and concise book to recommend to those just starting out on their fibromyalgia journey - The Fibroduck Foundation. True Journey From Within contains a comprehensive list of useful UK addresses where you will find information about fibromyalgia as well as support from these professional organisations. Shayne has also included Social Media Support Groups where you can connect with others with fibromyalgia. The royalties made from this book will all go to fund "Fibroduck Foundation" for research to help find a much needed cure.

Fibromyalgia Freedom!

Your Essential Cookbook and Meal Plan to Relieve Pain, Clear Brain Fog, and Fight Fatigue


Author: Kathleen Standafer

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781623159146

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 254

View: 901

Fibromyalgia is complicated. Finding relief shouldn't be. Fibromyalgia Freedom will show you exactly how to change your diet so you can feel better today--simply and naturally. If you're one of the 12 million Americans living with fibromyalgia then you're no stranger to its painful, exhausting, and frustrating symptoms. If common treatments, such as prescription medications aren't working, you may be looking for a better way. Fibromyalgia Freedom will show you how to ease your fibromyalgia symptoms, holistically and without any added stress. The focused, targeted, nutrient-rich diet presented in Fibromyalgia Freedom, makes it possible for you to start living a healthier, energized, symptom-free life today. Effective, lasting relief from fibromyalgia is possible with the help of the following: Specialized guidance from a registered dietitian, Kathleen Standafer, who specifically helps fibromyalgia patients heal through the foods they eat A simple, 4-week meal plan that eliminates the contributing factors to pain, fatigue, and brain fog--plus a symptom tracker to record how you feel after eating various foods 120 truly stress-free, fibromyalgia-friendly recipes that cook in LESS than an hour, using NO MORE than 5 main ingredients, and include useful nutritional information to help you remain mindful of carbs, sugars, cholesterol, etc. While there is still much to be learned about fibromyalgia, one thing is for certain--specific foods and lifestyle changes make a huge difference in managing your fibromyalgia symptoms. With Fibromyalgia Freedom, relief from debilitating fibromyalgia symptoms is closer than you think.

Coping with Chronic Fatigue


Author: Trudie Chalder

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN: 9780859696852

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 70

View: 2080

If chronic fatigue is affecting the way you live, this volume can help you, step-by-step, to draw on all your resources and regain control of your life.

Yoga for Fibromyalgia

Move, Breathe, and Relax to Improve Your Quality of Life


Author: Shoosh Lettick Crotzer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1930485611

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 5803

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points (places on the body where slight pressure causes pain). Although mainstream medicine has yet to devise a successful plan for treating fibromyalgia, yoga offers sensible strategies for managing—and sometimes overcoming—the pain. Written by a yoga teacher and suitable for both yoga novices and veterans, this book is grounded in simple movements, breathing techniques, and guided visualization and relaxation sessions. Readers learn to reduce stress and manage fibromyalgia through eight sequences: four for pain relief, one to diminish fatigue and improve sleep, and three for maintaining body awareness and general flexibility. The author's simple, supportive language and mixture of theory, practice, and the latest scientific data offer hope for one of today's most challenging health conditions.

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Fibromyalgia

Why Doctors Can’t or Won’t Treat Chronic Pain


Author: Linda Meilink; Patrick Rhoades, MD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781936236350

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 3781

FMS, a common term for fibromyalgia, attacks men, women, and even children of all ages, varying in intensity from patient to patient. Because doctors do not like to treat conditions they don’t understand, patients are often ignored, denied pain relief, shuttled off to other “experts,” or filled with powerful prescription drugs that may add new and confusing symptoms. Thus begins a vicious cycle of frustrating doctor appointments with no clear diagnoses and continuing treatments that may or may not lead to any relief. If you’ve always trusted that most of your doctors are up-to-date, informed, and rarely mistaken about a diagnosis or treatment, What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Fibromyalgia may change your mind. Fibromyalgia is listed as one of the top ten most painful conditions in medicine, but many doctors still do not “believe” in it. If they do recognize it, they have only a vague notion of a collection of mild symptoms that they attribute to stress, menstrual problems, weight gain, depression, or hysteria—none of which have been scientifically linked to fibromyalgia. What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Fibromyalgia will help you take charge of your condition and teach you how to find physicians you can trust so that you can obtain the relief you need.

Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain

The Mind-Body Connection


Author: Celeste Cooper,Jeffrey Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 2858

A guide to coping with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome • Reveals how to deal with each disorder and how treatments can interact or aggravate if more than one disorder is present • Offers techniques to dispel the side effects created by these illnesses Fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome are often seen as interchangeable conditions, a belief held even by many health care providers. Nothing could be further from the truth--however, they do often coexist. Knowing if more than one of these disorders is present is extremely important because the treatment for one of them can often exacerbate the problems caused by the others. Written by a registered nurse and a psychologist who has been treating these conditions since 1994, this book presents an integrative medical approach to these three disorders with a strong emphasis on utilizing and strengthening the mind-body connection to restore well-being. The authors provide a thorough guide to numerous treatment options--from diet, exercise, and herbs to mindfulness meditation, chi kung, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They also offer techniques to dispel the “brain fog” that these disorders often create and show how to overcome the resultant obstacles to effectively communicating with your doctor. The additional information included on the psychological issues that accompany these chronic pain disorders allows this integrative treatment guide to open the door not only to physical recovery but also emotional and mental well-being.

Fibromyalgia for Families and Friends

What You Need to Know to Support Your Loved One with Fibromyalgia


Author: Janet L. Black

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500628338

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 40

View: 9411

If you have fibromyalgia, you will want to share this book with your family, your friends and your healthcare provider. If you know someone who has it, this book will give you an understanding of what it is like to have it and how you can support someone who does.

Reversing Fibromyalgia

How to Treat and Overcome Fibromyalgia and Other Arthritis-Related Diseases


Author: Joe M. Elrod

Publisher: Woodland Pub

ISBN: 9781580540056

Category: Medical

Page: 223

View: 3768

Arthritis has always been considered a serious disease. Recently, various forms of the dreaded disorder have come to light -- and among them is fibromyalgia, a disease that affects connective and muscular tissue. Because this disease was not recognizable until recently, treatments have been varied and basically ineffective. With Dr. Elrod's program, however, fibromyalgia sufferers not only have the hope of merely managing the disease, but of actually reversing its effects. This 2nd edition provides even more of the valuable research and guidelines necessary for battling fibromyalgia.


Up Close & Personal


Author: Mark J. Pellegrino

Publisher: A N A D E M Incorporated

ISBN: 9781890018504

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 4581

Fibromyalgia: Up Close & Personal is packed with 43 chapters of "inside" medical information and "hands-on" practical advice for everyday living. Dr. Mark J. Pellegrino brings readers up-to-date with the newest drug and physical treatments for fibromyalgia. He also presents the latest thinking on diet and exercise to help people with this condition lead a full life. Recognized by fibromyalgia sufferers for understanding what they are going through, Dr. Pellegrino is a welcoming and encouraging presence for everyone with this condition and this quality comes through very clearly in his writing.It's as if each person reading his book is having a private consultation about their shared disease. In Up Close & Personal Dr. Pellegrino has enlisted two leading attorneys to bring readers much needed insight into disability and personal injury issues. Also, he asked a knowledgeable physician to contribute a chapter on common pain problems.

Pain Free for Life

The 6-Week Cure for Chronic Pain--Without Surgery or Drugs


Author: Scott Brady,William Proctor

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 9781599951324

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 9394

More than fifty million Americans suffer today from chronic pain. Dr. Scott Brady was one of them. Doctors told him he would live with his back pain for the rest of his life. Having exhausted all options offered by conventional medicine, Dr. Brady overcame his pain using a mind-body-spirit approach¿in an incredible four weeks. In 2000, he founded the Brady Institute, where more than 80 percent of his patients have achieved 80¿100 percent pain relief, without surgery or drugs. In PAIN FREE FOR LIFE, Dr. Brady sets a clear course for readers to diagnose what is really causing their pain ¿autonomic overload syndrome, which is brought on by the repression of harmful negative emotions¿with profiles of pain-prone personalities and an innovative spiritual health inventory. He reveals the techniques behind his remarkably effective recovery plan, including the practice of depth journaling and prescriptions to boost the power of personal belief. Dr. Brady¿s approach has helped his patients overcome such conditions as chronic back pain, nagging neck and shoulder pain, migraine or tension headaches, muscle pain, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and many other chronic pain-associated ailments. The principles and techniques described in PAIN FREE FOR LIFE will be illustrated by in-depth case studies. His proven 6-week program produces results in as little as thirty minutes a day.


Understanding and Getting Relief from Pain that Won't Go Away


Author: Don L. Goldenberg

Publisher: Judy Piatkus

ISBN: 9780749923068

Category: Fibromyalgia

Page: 256

View: 9202

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that affects a large number of people - an estimated to 500,000 people in the UK alone. With symptoms ranging from extreme fatigue to sleep disturbances, headaches and pain throughout the body, it is a disease which for years has baffled medical science. Fibromyalgia is the first definitive guide to the causes, symptoms and treatment options for this increasingly common illness. Don Goldenberg has treated over 20, 000 sufferers and is America's leading investigator into the disease. In this book he answers patients' most frequently asked questions. Explains the common symptoms and why they occur; Explores the link between fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Explores the latest theories about the causes of the disease. Examines the connection between your emotional state and fibromyalgia. Details what conventional treatments are available. Explores the effectiveness of complementary and natural remedies. Debunks the myths and misinformation that abound about this disease Dr Goldenberg answers the most frequently asked questions about fibromyalgia: What is fibromyalgia and what causes the disease? Why is diagnosis so difficult and controversial? Why do I hurt all over? Am I just depressed and is the problem all in my head? What medications should I take? Can complementary therapies really help? Most importantly How do I get better?

EFT for Fibromyalgia


Author: Dawson Church

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1604152036

Category: Medical

Page: 170

View: 4943

EFT is a breakthrough treatment for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and similar conditions. This book is packed with heartbreaking stories by former sufferers, talking about the pain, despair, and limitation they lived through before finding EFT. After EFT, many report complete or partial remission, even though fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are labeled "incurable" by the US National Institutes of Health and many medical professionals. This book will teach you the steps of the method they used. It's called "Clinical EFT" because it has been validated in dozens of clincal trials, including one showing that fibromyalgia sufferers experienced much less pain, anxiety and depression after learning EFT, with many recovering completely. The reason for EFTs remarkable results is that it reduces stress, especially stress associated with negative emotions such as anger, guilt, grief, shame and blame. This book will guide you into identifying the traumatic experiences that contribute to stress, and tapping away their emotional charge. Imagine: no drugs, surgery, or demanding treatment regimens; just the powerful medicine of emotional healing, stress reduction, and inner peace.

From Fatigued to Fantastic!

A Clinically Proven Program to Regain Vibrant Health and Overcome Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia


Author: Jacob Teitelbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583332894

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

View: 5062

A new volume of a best-selling guide incorporates the latest advances in science and technology, counseling readers on how to assess their symptoms and develop a customized treatment program, in a resource that includes coverage of current medications and supplements, lifestyle modifications, and alternative therapies. Original.