About “Living Well With Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia”

March 2004 — From noted patient advocate Mary J. Shomon, comes a groundbreaking source of help and hope for millions, Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know . Mary Shomon draws on extensive research and her own battle against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia to give you the tools you need to create a personalized plan for living well with these illnesses.

If you are one of the estimated 6 to 12 million Americans, the majority women, who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia, you know how difficult it is to cope with these difficult conditions. Both CFS and Fibromyalgia can be characterized by debilitating fatigue, insomnia, and “brain fog” or difficulty with concentration and memory, along with varying degrees of muscle and joint pain. As you suffer these symptoms, you may face the additional challenge of getting properly diagnosed. You may have already discovered that some of the more shortsighted members of the medical profession consider CFS and Fibromyalgia to be “fad” diseases or psychosomatic illnesses.

Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia demystifies – in Mary Shomon’s trademark accessible, conversational style — these often confusing conditions and arms you with vital information on every important aspect of CFS and Fibromyalgia.

While most books promote one particular theory and treatment approach, Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia looks at the bigger picture, by exploring a myriad of theories and treatment options–from conventional therapies such as medication and vitamins, to alternative approaches including yoga and massage.

Unique features include: A detailed plan for getting diagnosed, including the tests you might ask for in some cases to aid in diagnosis Descriptions of risk factors and symptoms, and a detailed checklist you can use to aid in self-evaluation and diagnosis with your physician. (See a short version of this helpful Checklist online now) A patient-oriented look at the popular protocols A look at the roles of hormonal treatments, antibiotic and antifungal treatments, dietary changes, detoxification, allergy treatment, stress reduction, lifestyle, and mind, body, and spirit Detailed information on how to find and work with the right practitioners Empathetic advice from the author and others diagnosed with CFS and Fibromyalgia on finding hope while coping with these illnesses Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is the first book to provide a comprehensive, personalized plan for those suffering with CFS and Fibromyalgia. This inspiring guide is set to empower, reassure, and help you live well.

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See reviews from some of the nation’s leading healthcare practitioners Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is the third book in Mary Shomon’s empowering “Living Well” series. Other books include the bestsellers Living Well With Hypothyroidism and Living Well With Autoimmune Disease. For more information, see the Bookstore.
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