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Fibromyalgia For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05167-2
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360 pages
February 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: The What, When, and Why of Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 1: Yes, Fibromyalgia Is Real.

Chapter 2: Recognizing Key Symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 3: Understanding Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 4: Understanding Fibromyalgia Pain.

Part II: Finding Out Whether You Have Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 5: Who Gets Picked to Have Fibromyalgia?

Chapter 6: Identifying Diseases Often Confused with Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 7: Working with a Good Fibromyalgia Doc: You Need a True Believer.

Chapter 8: Getting Physical: Your Initial Exam and Diagnosis.

Part III: Looking At All Your Treatment Options.

Chapter 9: Medicating the Problem: Over-the-Counter Drugs May Help.

Chapter 10: Prescribing Health with Medications.

Chapter 11: Using Hands-On Therapies.

Chapter 12: Considering Alternative Remedies and Treatments.

Part IV: Modifying Your Lifestyle: Small Changes, Big Results.

Chapter 13: Depressurizing Yourself: Controlling the Stress-Eyed Monster.

Chapter 14: Sweet Dreams! Combating Sleep Disorders.

Chapter 15: Exercising, Losing Weight, and Avoiding Trigger Foods and Drinks.

Chapter 16: Coping with Emotions: Your Own

Part V: Managing Fibromyalgia at Work and at Home.

Chapter 17: Working with Fibromyalgia — Or Going on Disability.

Chapter 18: Helping Loved Ones Deal with Your Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 19: Helping Someone You Care About Who’s Hurting.

Chapter 20: Parenting a Child or Adolescent with Fibromyalgia.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Alternative Remedies That Help People with Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 22: Ten Mistakes to Avoid When You Have Fibromyalgia.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Beat the Effects of Brain Fog.

Chapter 24: Ten Myths about Fibromyalgia.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Fibromyalgia Medications.

Appendix C: Resources and Support.

Index.

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