Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition characterized by pain in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Other symptoms include fatigue, sleep problems, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, stiffness, anxiety, depression, and problems with short-term memory and concentration. As well as offering tried-and-tested advice on how to reduce pain, boost energy levels and help with regular sleep, this new edition looks at the latest treatments, such as the popular drug therapy guaifenesin. It also explores how pain is experienced, and considers the possibility that fibromyalgia may be partly due to a rogue gene.
Other topics include:
fibromyalgia and immune dysfunction
links with hypothyroidism and chronic fatigue syndrome
diet and digestive system
the importance of posture and exercise
pain and stress management
'Having managed her own fibromyalgia, Christine Craggs-Hinton now passes her experience and knowledge on to others so that they do not have to spend their precious time on research. At present there are no national guidelines for treatment. That is one reason why reason why this book is so vital to those with fibromyalgia, their families, friends and employers' Pam Stewart MBE, Chair, Fibromyalgia Association UK