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Living with Fibromyalgia

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Fibromyalgia is a condition linked to ME which causes widespread soft tissue pain accompanied by a variety of symptoms including fatigue, insomnia, IBS, migraine and allergies. This volume covers the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment (including analgesics and NSAIDS), self-help (including diets and complementary therapies), plus the stresses of living with a chronic c ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Sheldon Press
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Tria
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Only really worth reading if fibromyalgia is your primary illness. If you have it secondary to something else, even if fibro affects your life just as much as the primary, this book is almost useless.

I have fibromyalgia secondary to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III (a.k.a. hypermobility syndrome), and a fair chunk of the ideas in this book would cause me more harm than good.
Stephanie Fletcher
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to meet Christine in Tenerife and she has great understanding of this debilitating condition which is much maligned. A¬s a sufferer myself I found the tips in this book invaluable. A must for any sufferer's of a chronic pain and fatigue condition.
Sheila
Apr 21, 2010 rated it liked it
Mostly stuff I already knew, but I came away with a couple new strategies.
Geraldine
Dec 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: health, abandoned
Warning: contains quackery and unevidenced pseudo-cures.

Overpriced for an out-of-date book of 128 pages. I started reading it more in hope than expectation, that it would contain insights not available from eg Adrienne Dellwo's awesome webpages, perhaps a specifically UK perspective.

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/bio/A...

I read about quarter of the book, bland listing of symptoms, (some) possible causes. And then I looked at the possible treatments suggested. Herbs, cranial osteopathy and WOO.
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Rowan Evenstar
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fibro
This was the first Fibro book that I have read (actual paperback, not digital).
It came highly recommended, and I agree.

Nicely set out, easy to follow and quite comprehensive. Can get a little technical, but not overwhelming at all.

A good place for getting a basic understanding of the condition from someone who was a suffer herself.

She wrote and published the first British book on the condition around 1999/2000.
Jean
This had lots of information to take in which was helpful
Jillian
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An extremely important read for friends and families of people with fibromyalgia. It will tell them everything you can't explain.
Caz
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
honest & open book explaining the condition in detail along with possible associated conditions. a must for recently diagnosed fibromyalgics, their relatives & close friends.
Evelyn
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative book which I will refer to again and again. Would recommend.
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