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Author Staud, Roland

Title Fibromyalgia for dummies / by Roland Staud with Christine Adamec
Edition 2nd ed
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2007


Description 1 online resource (xx, 336 pages) : illustrations
Series --For dummies
--For dummies.
Contents Fibromyalgia For Dummies, 2nd Edtition; About the Authors; Dedication; Authors' Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: The What, When, and Why of Fibromyalgia; Chapter 1: Yes, Fibromyalgia Is Real; Dumping Your Doubts about Whether FMS Is Real; Examining the Symptoms, Causes, and Pain Problems Associated with Fibromyalgia; Considering Who Gets Fibromyalgia
Looking at Related Medical ProblemsDo You Have Fibromyalgia? A Self-Test; Finding a Doctor Who's a "True Believer" in Fibromyalgia; Treating the Problem; Making Lifestyle Changes: Pulling Yourself into a Non-Fibro World; Coping with Fibromyalgia at Home and on the Job; Chapter 2: Recognizing Key Symptoms of Fibromyalgia; Describing Where It Hurts: Almost Everywhere!; Being Terribly Fatigued; Facing Fibro Fog: Mental Malaise; Weathering Your Reactions to Weather; Dealing with Common Sleep Disorders; Experiencing Related Medical Problems; Chapter 3: Understanding Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia
Down But Not Out: Physical TraumaCatching Fibromyalgia; Regarding Gulf War Syndrome; Studying Chemical Imbalances; Examining Environmental Causes; Exploring Other Theories; Looking to the Future; Chapter 4: Understanding Fibromyalgia Pain; Grasping Pain and Why People Have to Have It; Regarding the Different Kind of Pain That's Fibromyalgia; Working with Your Doctor to Manage Fibromyalgia Pain; Part II: Finding Out Whether You Have Fibromyalgia; Chapter 5: Who Gets Picked to Have Fibromyalgia?; Looking at the Numbers: Who Has Fibromyalgia?
Wondering Why Women Suffer More than Men from FibromyalgiaConsidering How Fibromyalgia Relates to Women's Ages; Fibromyalgia and Men: It Isn't Just a Woman Thing; Chapter 6: Identifying Diseases Often Confused with Fibromyalgia; Understanding the Uncertainty; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Arthritis; Thyroid Disease; The Other Suspects; Chapter 7: Working with a Good Fibromyalgia Doc: You Need a True Believer; Working with Your Primary-Care Doctor; Looking Elsewhere for a Doctor: How to Know if It's Time; Considering Types of Specialists
Finding a Good Specialist or a New Primary-Care DoctorInterviewing Your Physician Candidate: What's Up, Doc?; Chapter 8: Getting Physical: Your Initial Exam and Diagnosis; Diving into Your Medical History: What the Doctor Should Ask You; Volunteering Info if the Doc Doesn't Ask You about It; Getting All Your Questions Out in the Open; Identifying the Tender Points of Fibromyalgia; Test-ifying about FMS; Part III: Looking At All Your Treatment Options; Chapter 9: Medicating the Problem: Over-the-Counter Drugs May Help; Considering Guaifenesin; Relieving Pain with Painkillers
Summary FMS sufferers share their stories and tips. The fun and easy way® to stop hurting and start healing. Are you fed up with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)? Want to find relief? This plain-English guide outlines the latest treatments and highligh
Notes Includes index
Previous edition: 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Fibromyalgia -- Popular works
Fibromyalgia -- Treatment -- Popular works
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Musculoskeletal.
MEDICAL -- Orthopedics.
MEDICAL -- Rheumatology.
Fibromyalgia -- Treatment
Genre/Form Popular works
Form Electronic book
Author Adamec, Christine A., 1949-
LC no. 2007935017
ISBN 9780470233146