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  • By Lorre Hopkins
    May 26, 2014
    I just received this book and it is like a PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) for Fibromyalgia drugs. The introduction is valuable by itself with it's excellent overview of the different theories that researchers are investigating for the causes of these two illnesses. It also has a wonderful explanation of the two illnesses, and the difference in the two illness's symptoms. (Which didn't seem very different to me between the two.)The final chapters cover experimental therapies, Drug interactions, surgery, vaccines, and problems with polypharmacy. There is also a valuable chapter on Nootropics, which are Smart drugs and supplements and treatments to improve the brain and memory.But most of the chapters are references to any drugs that are useful in improving our condition. I am getting ready to buy another one of these books to give to my doctor to read or reference so that I can explore some of the other treatments recommended. This book is written in a way that a doctor could use... More > because it outlines the drugs in categories, and then explains how each of these drugs help our symptoms/pain. At the end of each chapter (which is chaptered by drug categories like pain meds, muscle relaxers, sleep meds, etc) the author lists references and case studies that every doctor wants to see. But this book is also written for the lay person...us...the sick ones. It is very plain spoken, and the drug explanations are very short and much less wordy than any insert that comes with our prescription. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone that has CFS/ME and/or Fibromyalgia that goes to a doctor for help. This book will enable you to be armed with knowledge about your options and be able to request from your doctor the things you want to try. If he isn't familiar you can just copy the page and the references and he won't have an excuse to say no.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781409203353
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Maija Haavisto
Published
August 14, 2011
Language
English
Pages
346
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.28 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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