The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome Paperback – Nov 1 1998
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From Library Journal
...Starlanyl (Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual, LJ 9/15/96) offers an impassioned, in-depth manifesto for FMS and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) patients that explores the wide spectrum of traditional and alternative approaches to these two disorders. Herself a physician living with both FMS and MPS, Starlanyl gives the reader valuable information for working with various health specialists through numerous "data sheets" geared to a particular practitioner, e.g., the cardiologist or dentist. Although her book would seem to accept uncritically many experimental therapies for FMS and MPS, Starlanyl argues that in medicine "hardening of the attitudes" is a common response of clinicians who lack a true understanding of these two painful conditions. Well referenced, with an extensive index but no illustrations, this is essential for every consumer health collection. Lisa McCormick, Health Sciences Lib., Jewish Hosp., Cincinnati
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Devin J. Starlanyl specializes in the research and treatment of FMS/MPS and related conditions. She is one of the several support persons who assist FMS/MPS patients through the Internet support group at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, VT. Starlanyl has both conditions, so her books are written from the empathetic perspective of one who understands the disorder from the inside. She lives in West Chesterfield, NH.
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Dr. Michael L. Johnson, author of "What Do You Do When the Medicaitons Don't Work--A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Conditions".
One of the most useful sections is 'What Your Doctor Should Know: Information for Medical Specialists,' which detail how the disease affects the physician's specialty and can be copied at your convenience. Some information from Dr. Starlanyl's first book, "Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual," has been recycled, but both are worth owning to have for reference.
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I found this book right after I was diagnosed and found it extremely helpful. I found myself doing alot of "a ha" moments. Read morePublished on July 26 2001
This book was ok but it had alot of info. on stuff I don't need. It also repeated itself ALOT! It wasn't what I thought it was going to be from the info given. Read morePublished on July 6 2001
This is the best book I ever read on the subject. It's broken down so everyone can understand it, even my 11 year old son. Read morePublished on June 20 2001
Extremly helpful! NO beating around the bush, straight forward ideas to relieve pain and day to day living with fibro. Full of information the doctor doesn't tell you. Read morePublished on April 17 2001 by Lynda S.
This book and the previous book by the authors is a valuable resource. I refer to it often as I try different avenues to seek relief. Read morePublished on April 11 2000
I found Devin's book to be very helpful. The book is filled with information which should help us learn more about how we can help ourselves. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2000 by Linda Manley
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