The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome by Devin J. Starlanyl
Video Tape: Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: The Trigger Point Guide with Devin Starlanyl. New Harbinger, Devin's 2 hour video, a companion to the books $49.99
This book is well-rounded, with sections on the problems of gettin an FMS diagnosis, memory and concentration problems, lifestyle adjustments and employment issues.
This is a marvelous book written by a pain specialist who knows trigger points, and what to do about them. It is easy to understand.
Miryam has fibromyalgia. She has a good section on co-existing condtions, covers pain management and sleep, including alternate therapies.
This is a good book on chronic invisible diseases, and contains personal stories of the obstacles we face in dealing with them.
Gayle was one of the first to write about fibromyalgia. She's part of the FMily. Her book contains explanations about FMS, treatment options, coping strategies, and many helpful appendices giving resources.
Mark Pellegrino is a remarkable physician who has fibromyalgia, an open mind, and a balanced sense of humor. In this book he us gives insight as to how he approaches a fibromyalgia patient, and how to cope with the challenges of fibromyalgia, as well as valuable training on such topics as ways to make your car "fibromyalgia-proof".
Fibromyalgia: Managing the Pain. Mark J. Pelligrino. 1993.
I have talked with Jacob Teitelbaum, another physician with fibromyalgia, and was impressed with the comprehensive nature of his approach. He looks at metabolic factors and tests for a variety of infections. Included are handy questionnaires and valuable protocols for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and yeast.
Advances in Research,
Fibromyalgia Network Newsletter, PO Box 31750, Tucson, AZ 85751-1750, 800-853-2929, fax: 520-290-5550.