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Fibromyalgia Paperback – June 4, 2002
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Dr. Russell is one of the handfull of researchers who are looking for the answers. Accordingly, his book began by explaining in simple terms what seems to be happening within the fibromyalgia patient's body.
He talked about the antidepressants that seem to lessen the pain of fibromyalgia. And then he went on. He told us about all the interconnecting systems in the body that work differently in a fibromyalgia patient's body. He talked about the exciting neurological, hormonal, enzymatic, cycles that just don't work the same old way in a fibro patient's body.
Russell acknowledged that the tricyclic andidepressants and selective seritonin reuptake inhibitators that are standard first treatments may not relieve all symptoms all of the time. Accordingly, he mentioned some of the other drugs that practicioners have found help with individual symptoms.
Finally, Russell showed us the way new research is bringing us more and more information about fibromyalgia, and suggest treatment and management options for the future.
I expected THIS book, written by a similarly-credentialed doctor who is right in there treating fibromyalgia patients and studying them would pick up where the Russell/Fransen book left off. I expeced a short description of what fibromyalgia is and is not. I expected to see tender-point diagrams. I expected a human touch, since Dr. Goldenberg's wife has fibromyalgia.
Most importantly, I expected to have the continuation of the research information last heard of in 1996 in the Russell/Fransen book.Read more ›
However, each chapter has a 1-page summary at the end that tells you almost everything you need to know. You can read these summaries only and get 80% of the valuable content. Nonetheless, I recommend the book because it is one of the few trustworthy sources in a sea of misinformation, scams and outright lies.
Fibro is a very poorly understood disease and many seek to take advantage of it's victims with miracle cures, magic diets, 'alternative' treatments, and so-called 'research.' With Goldenberg, you can trust what he says.
Dr. Don Goldenberg's book on Fibromyalgia answers a multitude of questions in easy to understand language, with clinical expertise, and a personal component rendered by the journey of discovery, research, and treatment that he takes with his wife, Patty,... a person with Fibromyalgia.
I understood prior to reading the book that my chronic fatigue is part of Fibromyalgia; it is in competition with my pain,... I'm undone that I'm "done" at 4:00 p.m., I'm depressed and frustrated that my life is so limited ... I want to dance to blues- boogie at 10:00 p.m. like I used to..........., thanks to Dr. Goldenberg's education regarding "pacing", multi-faced stress, hormonal factors, ... ETC., ... I am hopeful that I just may dance again.
Dr. Goldenberg is comprehensive and offers the means to emotional, psychological, and physical relief. YOU WON'T REGRET BUYING HIS BOOK, and DO buy it from Amazon!
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We both learned a lot more about this horrid disease, that I have and am trying to live with it, the best way I can. Thanks for helping us learn more.Published on April 5, 2013 by Lisa Smith
This book is an excellent source of information for anyone with Fibromyalgia, caretakers, and family members of someone suffering this mysterious, horrible, life altering syndrome. Read morePublished on December 1, 2009 by Pamela Steele
This book has become my primer on this still somewhat misunderstood invisible ailment. Dr. Goldenberg, an internationally respected leading expert offers no "magic bullet. Read morePublished on February 5, 2009 by Bookaholic
I wrote the book -beyond the dark cloud,road to recovery from chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction.I know how much work it takes to write a book,I do feel that DR. Read morePublished on July 20, 2002 by THEA SCHLOSSER