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Julie1014
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   Posted 11/8/2008 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if any of you have purchased any books on Fibro, and which ones you suggest are helpful/not helpful.  I went to Amazon, but the number of books are overwhelming.  I see someone here recommended "From Fatigued To Fantastic," which looks interesting.  Thanks in advance for any suggestions!  Blessings, Julie :-)
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   Posted 11/8/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I picked up a book called fibromyalgia for dummies. If you google it you can find it easily. I don't know if that is what you are looking for, but it does have a lot of information in it.

Hope that this helps some. I use to get the fibromyalgia network newsletter too. It has all the recent findings on fibromyalgia. It is a little expensive and you only get an issue every three months. But I think you would find it very informative.

Hugs, Karen
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Julie1014
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   Posted 11/8/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Karen!:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


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   Posted 11/10/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Sue


julieleaps
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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
From one Julie to another!

When I was first diagnosed, I visited my local library, and they had Fibro for Dummies, and about another 5 or 6 books. I don't think I could tell you what any of the other titles were, though, let alone to try remember which ones were good or bad. It's that darn fibro fog!

I guess I just wanted to remind you if you have access, I would "preview" books through your local library (many are part of an interlibrary lending system, so they can get books from surrounding libraries for you).

Hope that helps.
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   

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. 


Julie1014
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   Posted 11/12/2008 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all of the suggestions! I went to the library yesterday, and they only had one book on Fibro.... "Fibromyalgia, a Survival Guide" by Devin Starlanyl, one of the recommendations from Alice! I look forward to reading it today. Blessings, Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Julie, I hope you enjoy the book, I think it has a lot of great info in it. I don't know how your library is set up, but ours is county wide. I usually go on line and check to see all the books they have in the system (we have many branches), maybe they have more selections in the other branches. As I said, I took ALL the books out, which didn't leave any for other sufferers lol. Maybe they have more on hand to give you some other views. As I found more books, they found their way to my house, also.
 
Good luck.  God bless.  Alice.

Julie1014
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   Posted 11/13/2008 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Alice, the book has some excellent info! Thank you again. Unfortunately, I live in a very rural area, so we have limited books through our library system. I think this book has everything I need. Blessings, Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


MT Lady
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Julie,

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.

Warmest wishes,

Miriam


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