Julie, I opened this message thinking, I just finished a really good series of books about romance and time travel in Scottland, France and America! I was so excited to tell you. And since when we do things we enjoy we don't feel the pain as much . . . if you enjoy reading, you will probably LOVE Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. It is historical fiction and very interesting. The first one is Outlander.
Don't know any books on fibro.
Before I was Dx someone suggested I might have FMS. At that time I didn't have internet, so I did what I always do - Go to the library. I saw about 10 books on the shelf, I took them all out. Some were ok, some were very good, some were a revelation. I kept taking them out and gathering info to bring to my dr. I thought she would see what I saw. I documented all my info for her and she made the dx grudgingly. I really liked two books in particular and I finally bought them on Amazon.Com, much cheaper than book store. Both books are by Devin J. Starlanyl, The Fibromyalgia Advocate and Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofacial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Guide. I usually get my books at the library, these I had to have. Try them from the library first, if you like them,they are a good investment.
Hope they help you.
julieleaps, Welcome to the family! I know what you mean about the fog, I had to go in my room and get the book out, couldn't remember the author or the titles. Oh, well What are you gonna do? lol
God bless. Alice.
I have read countless books on FMS over the past 20 years. I, too, subscribe to the FM Newsletter and I believe you can now access it online to, through their website. It really has a lot of information, always has the up to the moment studies being conducted, etc.
I too have purchased the book "From Fatigue to Fantastic" by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. I read it and tried to follow his protocol and have been doing so for about a year now, I think, really aren't sure, but at least 9 months. I can't honestly say that it is helping. For a while, I thought I was feeling better, but now, well, what can I say? I seem to have more bad days than good.
He has so much information on nutrition, and supplements and prescription medications, I think it is a worthwhile book for anyone with FM or Chronic Fatigue to buy.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled