We asked our members to make recommendations on books and other information materials that they found useful, provided insight and information, and helped them on their journey with Fibromyalgia. We invite you to check these out!
MAYO CLINIC GUIDE TO FIBROMYALGIA
Authors: Andy Abril, M.D., Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P.; Released in 2019
ABOUT THE BOOK: – Written by Mayo Clinic Press
Drawing on decades of experience in treating fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia offers research-supported, practical strategies that can help anyone with fibromyalgia live their best life. From personal stories of people living with fibromyalgia to the compassionate expertise of its medical editors, this book seeks to connect with people who have fibromyalgia in a way they may not have experienced from loved ones, or even doctors. From there, readers will learn about what fibromyalgia is — and isn’t — and find solace in knowing that they’re not alone in the challenges that they face.
This book outlines practical strategies shown to be effective in managing fibromyalgia, with worksheets throughout designed to help guide readers toward finding the best mix of strategies for managing their symptoms. The conclusion allows readers to put everything they’ve learned into an actionable daily plan they can start using right away.
THE FIBRO MANUAL
Author: Ginevra Liptan, M.D.; Released 2016
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is the most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment guide to fibromyalgia, by a renowned physician who has the condition herself. If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are struggling to get help from your doctor, you’re far from alone. Ten million Americans experience the widespread muscle pain, profound fatigue, and fuzzy brain (“fibro fog”) that have long frustrated both patients and doctors. In this unique resource, Ginevra Liptan, M.D., shares a cutting-edge new approach that goes far beyond mainstream medical knowledge to produce dramatic symptom improvement.
Dr. Liptan’s program incorporates clinically proven therapies from both alternative and conventional medicine, along with the latest research on experimental options like medical marijuana. Since many health care providers have limited fibromyalgia expertise, The Fibro Manual includes a thoroughly sourced “health care provider guide” that enables readers to help their doctors help them.
Alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms in four simple steps (Rest, Repair, Rebalance, and Reduce) and you will
• restore deep, restful sleep
• achieve long-lasting pain relief
• optimize hormone and energy balance
• reduce fatigue