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From Fatigued to Fantastic: A Clinically Proven Program to Regain Vibrant Health and Overcome Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia New, Revised Third Edition

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The original, bestselling guide to treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia-now completely revised and updated.
For the more than twenty-five million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other fatigue-related illnesses, there is only one bestselling guide-"From Fatigued to Fantastic." This new, completely updated third edition incorporates the lat
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Published October 1st 2007 by Avery Publishing Group (first published June 1st 1996)
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Mar 09, 2012 Jodi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health-books
Any book that uses the terms fatigue, chronic fatigue, CFIDS and even M.E. INTERCHAGEABLY as if they were the same thing and promises easy cures is 100% likely to contain absolutely no useful information for true ME sufferers at all, and it doesn't. The title says it all really.

The scientific study mentioned on the back cover of the book etc. was done on 64 people with chronic fatigue and I think that just about says it all. As if the 'CFS' definitions wrren't silly and useless enough! He actual
Dana Arcuri
Apr 21, 2012 Dana Arcuri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the fact that Dr. Teitelbaum provides both alternative medicine approaches along with traditional medicine. I've tried many of the natural approaches recommended in this book & have had success with them. Through my own personal Fibromyalgia journey, I advocate holistic & natural alternatives, rather than traditional medicine. Primarily, the reason I oppose traditional medicine is because I almost lost my life, due to multiple physicians prescribing medications WITHOUT checking fo ...more
Jun 18, 2008 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book literally has saved my life! D-ribose AMAZING stuff I'm so thankful I found this book!!!! I have a new life and I'm starting to do all those things I have wanted to for so long. YAY!
Jun 25, 2009 Lena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, medical
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are vexing conditions that are poorly understood by modern medicine. Some, in fact, still think that they are psychological disorders despite the fact that it is now recognized that they have distinct physiological origins. Internist Jacob Teitelbaum has spent his career researching these conditions and developing treatments for them. From Fatigued to Fantastic is an overview of CFS/FMS and what Teitelbaum has found effective in his work with CFS/FMS pat ...more
Nancy Schober
May 13, 2011 Nancy Schober rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adrenal, burnout
Quote:[return][return]Role-entrapped people were taught that they have to be the perfect spouse or the perfect parent or the perfect employee. The superwoman complex is a good example. CFIDS can be your body s way of getting out of the roles in which you are trapped. Most of us have so bought into society s expectations of us that we have taken them on as our own. What we fail to recognize is that because of its tremendous rate of acceleration, our current society is an aberration. There has bee ...more
Sarah Trowell
Apr 22, 2013 Sarah Trowell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful information! It empowered me to know about my fatigue, the possible catalysts, and possible treatments. This doctor is highly knowledgeable and well respected in the medical community. I have far fewer infections now, and ultimately found out that I have a neurocardiogenic syncope issue that causes the fatigue. I wouldn't have kept pushing my doctors to finding out what my issues were without having read this book (which made me feel like there was hope to getting better)!
Carrie Kellenberger
Excellent and well researched advice from a doctor (and sufferer of CFS and FE) who has helped thousands of patients achieve relief from these devastating illnesses. Although I have sourced my own vitamins and supplements from his list of recommended products, I have found that some of his recommendations have been excellent. The SHINE protocol makes sense.

Jul 11, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cannot recall what led me to this book while researching magnesium, iodine, selenium and related supplements but it was a nice find.
Great piece on Thyroid testing, specific tests to ask for and the difference between T4 and T3.
This book is also a great resource for complimentary supplements and dosage amounts.
Jan 29, 2013 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a real it gave me a lot of information on how best to treat my illness. I learned several different treatment options that i plan to discuss with my dr.
Tami Stackelhouse
This is the first book I read many years ago when I suspected that I might have fibromyalgia or CFS. It is an excellent read! It is essentially a textbook on how to get well. In it, Jacob Teitelbaum covers both natural and drug alternatives for helping with everything from sleep to pain control.

What I appreciated most about From Fatigued to Fantastic was that it covers what each drug and supplement does. When I was finally diagnosed and put on a “cocktail” of medications by my doctor, I was ab
People seem to either hail this book as a miracle cure-all or want it burned at the proverbial stake for crimes against CFS sufferers; as is often the case with victims of such wildly differenciating opinion, I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. If you have an illness which involves chronic fatigue - whatever that illness may be, and whatever you, your doctor or anyone else may call it - you are sure to find some ideas that will be helpful to you among the many in 'From Fatigued To Fa ...more
Dec 21, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health, loaned-out
The author is a doctor as well as someone who has battled fibromyalgia, so this isn't written from a strictly "clinical" point of view. It's readily apparent that he understands where his readers are physically, and this book is quite full of information. I came away with a far better understanding of how fibromyalgia is affecting my body and why I have the struggles that I do. It's a lot to digest in one reading, though. You will want to answer the questions at the end of each section and proba ...more
Apr 22, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I have learned nothing else from my experiences with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, I have come to understand the need to educate myself about my health issues. Often health care professionals simply don’t have the knowledge of how to help my symptoms. Unless they specialize in these conditions, they simply can’t keep up with the bulk of current research. Therefore, the onus is on me, as someone dedicated to my good health, to be part of the solution.

For those individuals wanting
Trixie Fontaine
I didn't read this book cover to cover, just the beginning and selective chapters. I gave it three stars because I did "like it", though there were some things that made me raise my eyebrows, like the way the author is also trying to sell a line of vitamins or supplements or something. On the other hand that's not really so nutty or snake-oily if a doctor like him has researched all of this and feels a need is not being met. There was also something weird to me about the way he described fibromy ...more
Mar 05, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled on this book while I was in the book store looking for something else. I ended up purchasing this book instead of what I went there to buy.

My mom was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 24 years ago (she was in her early 40s, and I was in my early 20s). She has mostly struggled with this illness, with occasional spurts of remission. Remission the last 10 years has been few and far between.

I read the book in 3 days, and for the first time ever - I had hope for my mom. I couldn't wa
Nov 27, 2010 Blue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, health
I started reading this book because I have suffered from a slow metabolism and hypothyroidism. The writing, which can be poor in these kinds of books, is actually very good. The language is clear and concise, easy for people who are not medically trained, with a special chapter for doctors, etc. It is a good source to understand what you can ask from your doctor, in terms of appropriate tests to investigate certain metabolic and fatigue-related problems. This book can provide assuring confidence ...more
Aug 03, 2012 Pippa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Although the studies in this book have not been done on a very large scale Teitelbaum makes a good case for chronic fatigue type illnesses often being caused by a combination of things that are just slightly out of balance. (thyroid, B12 levels etc). I am sad to see it is being hyped in the way it is because it does make some good points and my reaction now, seeing the blurb about it, would be to reject it completely. There are some nuggets and wise thoughts in it, so it's worth a look. My own p ...more
Jerrod Carter
Jul 27, 2015 Jerrod Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow there's a lot of detail in here. You could make a master's degree study out of this, I think. Luckily, there's a checklist at the end of each chapter that allows you to select your symptoms and put together a comprehensive treatment program.

I very much like that it's ordered in priority of treatment. First, Sleep, then see what your body is able to heal on its own once it's getting enough sleep. Then, on to more advanced treatments to help the body make up what it can't do on its own.

We'll s
Renee Sweet
Apr 22, 2011 Renee Sweet rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
This book has a ton of information, backed up by studies. I found Dr. Teitelbaum's theories and approaches helpful in explaining some of my own health issues as well as some of the frustrations I've had with the medical industry over the last several years. He provides a plethora of potential solutions--so many it's a little overwhelming. But overall I am grateful to have discovered his book and am looking forward to trying some of the approaches he suggests. Recommended for anyone suffering fro ...more
Oct 14, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have hypothyroidism due to radioactive obliteration of my thyroid in the late 90s. I've been suffering some pretty 'random' symptoms, to include debilitating fatigue. I read this book, and found it helpful. I don't know if I have CFS, but I have taken some of the advice presented in the book and have found relief. I confess, I skipped the chapter on fibromalgia and pain (it doesn't apply to me). Overall I found the ideas presented helpful.
Mar 01, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of great information for people with CFS and FMS. I highly recommend it. Especially for people who are searching for answers. It discusses avenues to pursue, and gives a long list of medications and supplements that have helped people. If I would have read this book 8 years ago, it would have saved me so much time and energy. It would have helped me understand what to explore as opposed to learning it over several years.
He does also mention the guai protocol. :)
Jan 18, 2009 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read lots on the subject of Fibromyalgia. This one is above them all. If your interested in knowing all your options for treating Fibromyalgia this is your book. If your only interested in antidepressants and the pain relievers you can get from your doc I wouldn't bother. He does tote his supplements in the book which annoyed me at first but he tells you exactly what's in them so you can decide for yourself and buy others too.
Jul 23, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Teitelbaum is so Brilliant and helpful. This book is a God send for anyone who has Chronic Fatigue, whether it is diagnosed or not. If you are tired or suffering and you cannot seem to feel better or get a proper this book. He has been on Dr. Oz and is a world renowned and sought after doctor.
Sep 13, 2012 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fibromyalgia
Considered to be the "Bible" of CFS/Fibro I finally got around to reading it. Some good ideas with science seeming to back it up - however, I would go broke from all the supplements/treatments in order to follow this plan... the problem being most CFS/Fibro sufferers don't have expendable income as many can't work full time (I am fortunate that I can).
Shelley Westover
Apr 11, 2011 Shelley Westover rated it it was amazing
Really well written and so much good information.
I'm now taking supplements like it is my job. I'm especially impressed with the check-list (Appendix B) that I can take to my PCP for more tests and prescriptions.

I just bought a copy for my Mom as well... I really hope this works!
Lis Wheaton
Jul 14, 2008 Lis Wheaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feel like crap, but not sure what to do about it? This'll give you more things to try than you will probably be able to. It's helpful and informative and sure beats just scratching your head and wondering what the heck is wrong with you.
Nov 28, 2007 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with fibromyalgia
This book made me realize I'm not crazy (well, at least when it comes to fibromyalgia), and gave me great ideas on how to handle fatigue and pain...especially when your doctor is less than sympathetic.
Dec 22, 2010 bookme4life rated it really liked it
Regardless of what health disorder you have that may be causing chronic fatigue, you will find some useful tips on ways to improve your quality of life, whether it be through nutrition or one of the other topics discussed.
Feb 05, 2010 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm trying some of the suggestions in this book. I'll let you know what I think. One thing I know I like is that he combines allopathic medical advice with natural remedies and that is my approach as well.
If you are having any problems with chronic pain, or fatigue, I would recommend picking up this book (maybe from the library). In part I think he is selling a product, but it is extremely informative and really helps to figure out what exactly is going on.
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