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The Fibromyalgia Relief Book: 213 Ideas for Improving Your Quality of Life Paperback – October 1, 1998
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Williamson, who has suffered from fibromyalgia (FM) since childhood, is coauthor of the excellent Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach (LJ 9/15/96), and now adds this practical self-help guide to her acomplishments. In it, she discusses ways FM patients can manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life, from diet and supplements to strategies such as ergonomics and energy conservation tips. The chapters on traveling and sleep are especially useful. Williamson writes in a straightforward, direct manner that makes the material easy to comprehend. A helpful section on resources adds to the title's value. The growing number of people diagnosed with FM makes Williamson's patient education book very timely. Highly recommended for consumer health/patient education collections in all libraries.?Janet Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville
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“This book is full of useful advice for living better with fibromyalgia. Only someone like Miryam Williamson, who's been there and understands, could have written it.” ―Timothy McCall, M.D., author of Examining Your Doctor
“This is an invaluable book for those who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain and fatigue. It's full of wise and gentle ways to make life more comfortable and productive .... Miryam Williamson has filled a much-needed gap in current publications by laying out simply and completely a guide to a better way of life for those in need.” ―R. Paul St. Amand, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harbor General UCLA
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This book is not for the newly diagnosed or nearly new but it is for EVERY person, male or female, adult or child/teen. I even recommend this book for the family or friends that give support to a person with FMS, I mean emotional and mental not financial. I also recommend this book for kids whose parent, sibling or other relative has this. What a great way to find a positive way to get the kids and others to do something for you that you need done and without feeling uneasy about it.
One great thing I read was not having to say, "No, I can't" about something. I can now say, "I am not able to do that at this time." Period. What a feeling of freedom of not having that "I can't" hanging over my head day in and day out! I love the idea of not "having to" give up my bed when someone comes to visit. She is right, that is why there is a guest room and a sofa, not to mention nice hotels nearby that are reasonably priced too!
I am very excited to sit down and read this book but then take it one step further and put her ideas into action in order to really improve the quality of my life, just like the title says! This book was worth every penny and if someone could only have one book about fibromyalgia, I would recommend this one. This has plenty of day to day ways to make life easier while teaching long term changes also! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
A look at the Table of Contents of the FM Relief Book makes it immediately clear that Ms. Williamson has included every possible coping strategy known to humankind. Of course, she knows her subject well since she has FM. Moreover, she has spoken with hundreds of people whose experiences she incorporates into the book, and she's a medical journalist of note, so her medical information is 1st rate. She presents all technical info to her lay readers, however, with simplicity and clarity, so the book is an easy read, but a very important one.
Miryam Williamson practises what she preaches with great success. She should be read by every doctor who treats FM and by every lay person who has FM.
Ms. Williamson is the premium writer about Fibromyalgia, a condition from which at least 5% of the population of the world suffers.