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The Fibromyalgia Solution: A Breakthrough Approach to Heal Your Body and Take Back Your Life Paperback – Bargain Price, May 29, 2007

ISBN-13: 860-1401188896 ISBN-10: 0446698172

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Wellness (May 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446698172
  • ASIN: B0046LUJVY
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,338,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

DAVID DRYLAND, MD, lives in Ashland,
Oregon. LORIE LIST lives in Ashland,
Oregon.

Customer Reviews

I only read half of the book.
deborah oday
I didn't expect to find a miracle fix to my fibromyalgia by reading this book but I had hoped it might tell me something I didn't already know.
JD Phillips
I now feel it is more imperative to caution anyone who buys this book.
T. Rimel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FMS) in 2000 by Dr. Dryland. It was a long process just to get diagnosed, so I was optimistic when Dr. Dryland offered Mirapex as a treatment option.

Mirapex is a drug used for Parkinson's patients. Its side effects (at least for me...) were very tough to take. Severe nausea and slight dizziness were from the start, and at higher doses (you slowly work up to a specified dose) I began exibiting Parkinson's-like symptoms. My flat affect, hand tremors and stumbling gate had not occured until I took this medication.

After two years on this medication and giving it my all, I asked to be taken off Mirapex. I asked Dr. Dryland if there were any more holisitc approaches that could be taken to get me beyond the battle with FMS symptoms and he told me had nothing else to offer me. I did not return to Dr. Dryland and began seeking other options.

Dr. Dryland is a bright man, a researcher and now an author with a thriving practice. I believe his book has some good basic FMS info and talks about getting good sleep, exercising, reducing stress and eating well (all things we should all do whether we have FMS or not). But know that before you buy this book, there are many books (some of which you may already own) which give you the same information on FMS. Mirapex is the drug he believes in, and that is 'breatktrhough' mentioned in the title.

While my own journey with fibromyalgia has had its ups and downs and Mirapex part of the trip, I am encouraged by a new drug; NOT MIRAPEX, that is currently in the final stages of a clinical trial. It's called Milcinipran.

I was a study participant for Milcinipran (an anti-depressant and not mentioned in Dr. Dryland's book...) which made me feel like my old self again!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Rae on July 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
The key point to Dr. Dryland's work with Fibromyalgia is that dopamine is depleted. This is due to a chronic, abnormally functioning stress response. In Dr. Dryland's personal case he was able to restore his dopamine level without medication and his symptoms of Fibromyalgia subsided. Patients can use his skillful method to alter their stress response with or without medication. From the very beginning Dr. Dryland has pointed out that Mirapex and Requip are used to accelerate the process and are the best medicines that he can offer at this time. He points out that new and better medication that raise dopamine may become available in the future.

I have dealt with some side affects from Mirapex for almost three years. Yet for me the choice is crystal clear. Without Mirapex, the constant stinging pain down my arms and spine from stress hormones every minute of the day makes a miserable existence. Every little stress becomes a Tsunami-like event. I rely on Mirapex, the stress reduction techniques found in this book and a self administered herb called Mucuna to stabilize my condition. Restoring dopamine means that I can have a more normal life. My senses tolerate a wider range of sensations. All pain - fibro and non-fibro - has substantially reduced. Best of all I am far calmer in the face of most daily stress. After a lifetime of an over-active stress response and more than 20 years of fibro -

Restoring Dopamine has Restored My Life.

J. Rae
Southern Oregon
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Potter Bosky on August 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
I've had FMS full-blown since 1999 and am disabled from it. I've read a lot of books and have knowledge of this condition and the neurological processes that rivals most doctors I've encountered. The dopamine connection is a very powerful one, and definitely something that FMS people should investigate. I've said for years that FMS is more a neurological-based condition. I'm glad that research is finally coming out about it and Dr. Dryland is ahead of the pack with his book. I will say that some of the info is your standard how-to-help-your-FMS fare, that any experienced and knowledgeable FMS person will already know and can skim through. So, I recommend it for the dopamine/ANS (autonomic nervous system) info and research. That may be the key to solving our illness. At least we're getting closer. Thank you Dr. Dryland for bringing this to light.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sue E. Devecka on July 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading this book and must say it is one of the best I have read. Dr. Dryland's approach from the aspect that fibromyalgia comes from depletion of dopamine due to an overactive fight or flight response is very interesting. While I am not willing to try the two meds he talks about in the book for raising dopamine levels, I am very interested in using natural methods to lower the fight or flight response. He even has a website for this method. He is supposed to be coming out with a new book soon on the fight or flight response and I will be watching for it. He has cured his own fibromyalgia and restored many of his patients. It is an intriguing book even if you don't totally agree with every little thing. I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia.

sue in ohio
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Davis on February 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book has been the best investment of both time and money for fighting my fibro. Some reviews have rated this poorly due to the meds mentioned in the book...don't let that fool you. The author does mention what he feels are the best medications to take for symptoms, but by no means dose he imply that is the only way to find relief! The authors approach to fibro and the connection to the fight or flight response has opened my eyes to my symptoms and has me going in a positive direction in regaining my life as I once knew it. If you are at all interested in regaining control of your fibro and getting back to some sense of normal this book is a must!
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