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Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know

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ISBN-10: 0060521252

ISBN-13: 9780060521257

Edition: 2004

Authors: Mary J. Shomon

List price: $15.99
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From the author of Living Well With Hypothyroidism, a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia--vital help for the millions of people suffering from pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. Recent studies indicate that 3 to 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia--a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. This terrible condition is often accompanied by chronic fatigue syndrome, a persistent and debilitating sense of exhaustion that is estimated to affect 800,000 Americans--twice the number of people with multiple sclerosis. Yet there are no official blood tests of…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Mary Shomon is a thyroid sufferer herself and is the founder and editor-in-chief of several thyroid, autoimmune, and nutrition newsletters, as well as the internet's most popular thyroid disease website: www.thyroid-info.com

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Risk Factors and Symptoms
Risk Factors and Symptoms Checklist
Getting Diagnosed
The Role of Infections
The Immune System
Endocrine System, Hormones, and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
The Brain, Pain, the Nervous System, and the Heart
Sensitivities, Allergens, and Toxins
Nutritional Imbalances and the "Guai" Protocol
The Musculoskeletal Connection
Sleep, Biopsychology, and Stress
Finding and Working with the Best Practitioners
Creating Your Plan
Finding Hope
Resources
CFS/Fibromyalgia Experts
References
Index