What You Can Do About Chronic Pain and Fatigue
This is the first thorough, user--friendly resource that outlines the causes, symptoms and a full range of treatments for a condition that affects up to half a million Australians. Since fibromyalgia (FM) mimics other illnesses, many people who experience chronic pain and fatigue don't know they have FM - or think they have something else.
Miryam WIlliamson has gathered information from top medical specialists and research studies as well as practical advice from FM sufferers who share their strategies for working around FM's disabling symptoms.
You will discover how to find the right doctor; which medicines and non-drug therapies work best; the role sleep deprivation plays and what you can do to remedy sleep disturbance; how exercise and nutrition affect FM symptoms; massage, medication and relaxation techniques, and what to look for in detecting and treating FM in children.
Anyone who suffers from FM - and the more than fifteen similar or related illnesses - knows that the pain is not "all in your head". The symptoms are real and although there is no cure, this book offers realistic, effective ways to live a full life despite it.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2000
- 136 x 215mm