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All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and Their Families [Hardcover]

By Daniel J. Wallace (Author) & Janice Brock Wallace (Author)
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This year, six million Americans--most of them women--will go to their doctors, complaining of an illness they have no name for. The majority will be turned away or treated for depression; the few who persist will go to an average of four doctors before they receive the correct diagnosis: fibromyalgia.
In their earlier Making Sense of Fibromyalgia, noted medical writer Janice Wallace and Dr. Daniel Wallace, a leading expert on this disorder, provided a comprehensive guide--for both patients and professionals--to this little known and poorly understood syndrome. Now, in All About Fibromyalgia, the Wallaces provide a thoroughly revised and updated version of that highly successful volume, incorporating a wealth of new information. This edition provides the current understanding of the disease as well as the latest drug treatments--all laid out in clear and accessible language.
As in the previous volume, the authors provide a detailed, yet clear explanation of the disease. Fibromyalgia, they explain, is a form of chronic neuromuscular pain, a pain-amplification syndrome brought on by abnormal interactions between hormones, the immune system, neurotransmitters, and the autonomic nervous system. Sometimes the syndrome occurs spontaneously; in most cases, the authors write, it is associated with trauma, stress, such conditions as lupus and hypothyroidism, and over forty microbes, from hepatitis to Epstein-Barr to Lyme disease.
Drawing on actual cases to illustrate their points, the authors help break through the isolation that patients often feel when doctors misdiagnose or simply ignore their symptoms. All About Fibromyalgia addresses a desperate need for information on this disease and offers reassurance to patients and their families.

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  • Choice - 10/01/2002 page 311
  • Booklist - 04/15/2002 page 1370

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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.96"
Weight:   1.12 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 2002
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  0195147537  
ISBN13  9780195147537  

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Daniel Wallace, M.D., is an attending physician who has served as Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, and has treated hundreds of victims of fibromyalgia. He is the author of The Lupus Book and co-author of All About Osteoarthritis, both by Oxford. Janice Wallace is a freelance medical writer. They live in Los Angeles.

Daniel J. Wallace currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California. Daniel J. Wallace was born in 1949 and has an academic affiliation as follows - David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Los Angeles.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Disorders & Diseases > Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Disorders & Diseases > Musculoskeletal Diseases
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4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Allied Health Professions > General
5Books > Subjects > Medicine > Allied Health Professions
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7Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Rheumatology
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I have Fibromyalgia.  Jun 10, 2008
I am a retired RN (retired do to the disease.) I was diagnoses with FM in 2000. Since then I have researched this disease until my fingers can no longer type. This book is easy to read and very informative...and I have read and seen many books on the subject of FM. My Rhuematologist suggested I read it, and I am glad I did because it talks about how the diagnosis was formulated and it's not a new disease, because it's been called many names. It also talks about every kind of treatment used and makes it so I can choose which is best for me.
Great Resource  Apr 29, 2008
This is a great book that answers a lot of questions and it cross- references well with other autoimmune diseases. It is certainly one of the best books I have read concerning fibromyalgia. I have this book along with Dr. Wallace's book about lupus and they make wonderful companions. Again, I highly recommend this book!
Buy this book!  Apr 29, 2006
Dr. Wallace is a life saver and one of the most well respected Rhuematology doctors in the country! I was undiagnosed for 3 years and had gone to 10 doctors when I finally went to Dr. Wallace He actually listened to me, thoroughly tested me and finally diagnosed me. He got me into a comprehensive pain management program and I'm now out of my wheelchair. I've read this book cover to cover and keep it as a reference tool. I can't say enough about it. Buy it!
Good Science  Mar 20, 2003
I was fortunate enough to find this book right after I was diagnosed. It explained everything I wanted to know, and more. Each chapter or section begins with a literary quotation that brings the subject into focus. The second section is heavily scientific, and the author even recommends skipping it and reading it later. I found the second section well written, but complex. It requires several readings. Each chapter of the book ends with a "Summing Up" paragraph (especially helpful in the scientific section)that helps you remember what you just read.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what is happening inside his/her body. However, it is not the best choice for someone who just wants to feel better without understanding the biology behind this complex syndrome.
Packed with lots of information  Oct 22, 2002
"All About Fibromyalgia" is a great book! I have read half a dozen books about Fibromyalgia (several in my possession), and this book is the most informative of them all. It has more technical information than the others I've read, which helps me understand the mysteries of Fibromyalgia even more. I wish I had read this book first.

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