Top Five Fibromyalgia Books, You Need To Read These!


By Kara Sandoval

There are so many resources these days for people who live with fibromyalgia. In fact, the vast amount of information available can be overwhelming. Thanks to, we were able to compile a list of the top five books that fibromites are reading NOW. [1]

  1. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual[2][3]

by Devin Starlanyl, Mary Ellen Copeland

This classic survival manual offers you the first comprehensive patient guide for managing the common but often misdiagnosed conditions of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. The management techniques found in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain include targeted bodywork for painful trigger points and strategies to help you cope with the chronic pain, sleep problems, and numbing effects of ‘fibro fog’ that occur as a result of the disease.

  1. The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

by Devin J. Starlanyl 

With over 300,000 copies sold, the popularity of Devin Starlanyl’s book, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, has demonstrated the widespread demand for reliable material on this subject. If you or someone you love is struggling with fibromyalgia, her new book, The Fibromyalgia Advocate, offers a wealth of practical suggestions for dealing with an often skeptical medical establishment and getting the help and support you need.

  1. The First Year: Fibromyalgia: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

by Claudia Craig Marek, R. Paul St. Armand (Foreword)

Fibromyalgia affects between three and six million Americans—80 percent of whom are women—yet remains one of the most difficult conditions to identify and diagnose. In the tradition of the other titles in the First Year series, The First Year—Fibromyalgia uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year—to provide answers and advice that will help everyone newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia come to terms with their condition and the lifestyle changes that accompany it. Starting with the day of diagnosis, patient-experts Florence and Marek provide vital information about the nature of fibromyalgia, choosing the right doctors, treatment options, psychological issues, holistic alternatives, self-management strategies, illustrative charts and tables, and much more. The First Year—Fibromyalgia will be a supportive and educational resource for everyone who wants to take an active role in the management of their condition.

  1. The FibroManual: A Complete Treatment Guide to Fibromyalgia for You . . . and Your Doctor

by Ginevra Liptan

Dr. Liptan’s program incorporates clinically proven therapies from both alternative and conventional medicine, along with the latest research on experimental options like medical marijuana. Since many health care providers have limited fibromyalgia expertise, The FibroManual includes a thoroughly sourced “health care provider guide” that enables readers to help their doctors help them.

5.Fibromyalgia Basics: A Beginners Guide

by Pati Chandler

Fibromyalgia Basics: A Beginner’s Guide opens the door to a multitude of options that have been proven to help fibromyalgia symptoms-options you never knew you had. There’s no fancy medical jargon here; this book is designed to provide a simple, quick approach so you can immediately start learning what you can do to help the pain, exhaustion, sleeplessness, depression, and other symptoms. Pati Chandler reveals many of the often hidden and unknown factors that can aggravate many of those symptoms. And she shares her own tips and tricks that have helped her manage her symptoms quite successfully since the year 2000!

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