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Author Williamson, Miryam Ehrlich.

Title Fibromyalgia : what you can do about chronic pain and fatigue / Miryam Ehrlich Williamson ; foreword by David A. Nye
Published St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1998

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 MELB  616.74 Wil/Fwy  DUE 29-07-24
Description xi, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword / David A. Nye -- 1. Fibromyalgia Basics --2. The Role That Sleep Plays -- 3. Managing Pain -- 4. Illnesses Similar or Related to Fibromyalgia -- 5. Myofascial Pain Syndrome -- 6. Theories About the Causes of Fibromyalgia -- 7. Fibromyalgia in Children -- 8. FM and Your Private Life -- 9. Fibromyalgia and Work -- 10. Finding Your Balance -- Appendix A: Resources -- Appendix B: Tips for Making Your Life Easier
Summary Fibromyalgia: a comprehensive approach is the first thorough, user-friendly resource that outlines the causes, symptoms, and a full range of treatments for a condition that effects 10 to 12 million Americans. Since fibromyalgia (FM) mimics other illnesses, many people who experience chronic pain and fatigue don't know that they have FM or think they have something else. Ms. Williamson has gathered information from top medical specialists, research studies, and 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 pain medicines and nondrug therapies work best; the role deep sleep deprivation plays in FM and what you can do to remedy sleep disturbance; how exercise and nutrition affect FM symptoms; massage, meditation, and relaxation techniques that help; and what to watch for in detecting and treating FM in children
Notes Includes index
Subject Fibromyalgia -- Popular works.
ISBN 1864486929