Making Sense of Fibromyalgia

Making Sense of Fibromyalgia

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A pain amplification syndrome, fibromyalgia is related to tension headaches, premenstrual syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome, but its status as a disorder is fairly new. While there are numerous lay-oriented books on fibromyalgia relating to headache, PMS, and chronic fatigue, this text on fibromyalgia is written by a rheumatologist for patients and professionals. The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association and the Arthritis Foundation have both endorsed this book.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 165.1 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 24 line drawings
  • 0195116119
  • 9780195116113

Table of contents

Why write a book on fibromyalgia syndrome?; fibromyalgia - a parable. Part 1 Fibromyalgia: the why's and wherefore's; the evolution of fibromyalgia; what is fibromyalgia?; who gets fibromyalgia and why? Part 2 Basic science and fibromyalgia: why and how do we hurt?; what's wrong with my muscles?; how do stress, sleep, hormones and the immune system interact and relate to fibromyalgia?; what is the autonomic nervous system?; generalized complaints; I'm stiff and achy-musculoskeletal complaints; tingles, shocks, loose wires and other neurologic complaints; insights into insides - Chest, cardiovascular and other concerns. Part 4 The clinical spectrum of fibromyalgia: what are localized and regional forms of fibromyalgia?; what disorders are associated with fibromyalgia?; controversial syndromes and their relationship to fibromyalgia. Part 5 Evaluation of fibromyalgia patients: what happens at a fibromyalgia consultation?; are you sure its really fibromyalgia?; I'm not crazy!. Part 6 Improving your quality of life; lifestyle and environment can influence fibromyalgia; the role of exercise and rehabilitation on the mind and body; how to overcome fibromyalgia. Part 7 The medical management of fibromyalgia: medicines that work for fibromyalgia; drugs that are useful in selected fibromyalgia patients; behind the hype - unproven, experimental, herbal and innovative remedies; work and disability. Part 8 Where are we headed?: what's the prognosis?; the future holds a lot of hope. Appendices: glossary of Terms; resources for patients; a complementary medicine perspective - Soram Singh Khalsa, MD.show more

About Daniel J. Wallace

Daniel Wallace, M.D., is an attending physician who has served as Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, and has treated hundreds of victims of fibromyalgia (including popular talk show host Rosie O'Donnell). He is the author of The Lupus Book (OUP). Janice Wallace is a freelance medical writer. They live in Los Angeles.show more

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