Living with Fibromyalgia

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April 19, 2005


Electronic book text, 304 pages


0071466584 / 9780071466585

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Main description

A clear, four-step plan to overcoming fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder that afflicts nearly 10 million Americans--mostly women. Written by a fibromyalgia sufferer and her doctor, who are collaborators for the Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group, Living with Fibromyalgia provides you with a revolutionary four-step plan to overcoming this debilitating condition.

Although there is no known cause or cure for fibromyalgia, much can be done to relieve the pain. Living with Fibromyalgia lays out a clear strategy and easy-to-follow plan that will help you learn how to adapt to this chronic illness.

The book explores how you can:

  • Find the right care
  • Rebuild your relationships
  • Stabilize stress . . . and more

Author comments

Dean L. Mondell, M.D., is a physiatrist who has been in private practice for more than 20 years specializing in compassionate care of chronic pain patients suffering from severe injuries, trauma, and fibromyalgia. He serves as the medical director of Creekside Hospice.

Patti Wright is the founder and leader of the Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group. She writes regularly for AWARE magazine (National Fibromyalgia Awareness Magazine) and is a member of several fibromyalgia organizations.

Back cover copy

"This book will give you excellent insight into the psychological stages of this severe illness and how to navigate them. A must-read for those who choose to reclaim control over their own lives!"
-- Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., bestselling author of From Fatigued to Fantastic!

Although there is no known cure for fibromyalgia (FM), a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes can be very effective in managing and alleviating your symptoms. Living with Fibromyalgia introduces a revolutionary plan to help you adapt to this chronic illness. Divided into four steps, the plan involves:

  • Assessing reactions to this life-disrupting illness
  • Securing adequate professional and emotional care
  • Rebuilding your life and your relationships with others
  • Stabilizing fibromyalgia with stress and crisis management

Written by a lifelong FM survivor and a physician, this is the first book to address the unique social and emotional challenges presented by fibromyalgia.

Living with Fibromyalgia discusses how you can:

  • Understand and manage your symptoms
  • Overcome blocks, setbacks, and pitfalls
  • Cope with the stigma of having a chronic illness
  • Re-create a satisfying way of life for you and your family despite FM
  • Rebuild your career and your social life
  • Redefine your self-worth and more

Real stories from people living with FM are also featured. This empowering guide will help all those affected by FM build a more rewarding life.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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