Does anyone have any books by Dr. Mark Pellegrino?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TJC, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. TJC

    TJC New Member

    If so, what did you think of them? Are they worth the money? I checked out my local library, but it is small (we live in a very rural area). They do not have them, so I was wondering if they were worth purchasing?

    Interesting note on Dr. Pellegrino.....he is actually my specialist. When trying to get a diagnosis of what the heck was wrong with me, my PCP referred me to him. He didn't tell me anything about Dr. Pellegrino or even what I was being referred for. It is probably a good thing because I am such a researcher that if my PCP had told me "fibromyalgia" I probably would have went into the appointment with a completely different expectation. I did not know that Dr. Pellegrino was so big in the industry until he diagnosed me and I came home and Googled fibromyalgia. Then I find out this guy has written all kinds of books on it and has it himself! Needless to say, I was shocked.

    It probably sounds funny wanting to get books when he is my doctor....but lets face it....doctors aren't there 24/7. I just want to know if his books are worth the money or if I should invest somewhere else.
  2. Rene

    Rene New Member

    Hi I think I may have read it yrs ago. Not much help to you but ask you library if they can get the book for you anyway. I live in CAL and my library would send books from Utah and Colorado!!! I'm not kidding.

    Also in Corsicanna TX they do the same thing and that is a small town. They will go to larger cities and ship the books to the library.
    Good Luck,
    Rene
  3. Cinlou

    Cinlou New Member

    How lucky can you be to be able to go to Dr. Pellegrino! I have his book "Fibromyalgia Up Close and Personal"I must say it is very informative, and very good to give to one that knows little about the DD. Very well written, with fibro humor, I enjoy it very much. A funny thing I was just this morning reading over some of it.

    Where is Dr. P from? I would love to be his patient, could you ask who he would recommend, a physiatist in the High Desert area in Southern California? Only if you can, it would be great.

    By all means get the book. I got mine at a Barnes and Nobels, for about $24 it is well worth it. I was able to read parts of it in the store, because they have nice comfy chairs there.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Iam sooo jealous!
    Cindy
  4. TJC

    TJC New Member

    Thanks for the book tip. I think I will purchase at least one or two of his books. I will see if I can get any on E-bay cheap first, though. I also have some Border's gift cards that I got for Christmas, so that may be what I use them for! I actually was just diagnosed this past week by him, so I am very new to FM....which means of course so is my husband! I saw that he had one book out that I think was meant more for loved ones, so I might get that one as well.

    As far as getting a reference for a psyiatrist on your area, I can ask him, but I honestly don't know if he will know any. His office is located in Canton, Ohio ....which is a small city/large town about 10 minutes south from Akron, Ohio and about 40-50 minutes south of Cleveland, Ohio. Needless to say, it is a long way from you! I currently do not know when my next appointment will be, though. I am supposed to schedule one with him after I complete my physical therapy that he prescribed. I will see what I can find out, though.

    I do feel very lucky and honored to have him as a doctor. Like I said, I am glad I knew absolutely nothing when I walked in because I think that would have raised my expectations. I came home and told my husband that he had such a wonderful bedside manner, was very funny, and took so much time with me. He gave me an extremely thorough exam and then spent at least 20 minutes with me explaining what my diagnosis was (FM), what it meant in terms of life changes, what he thought caused it (stress and trauma from a move plus a hereditary disposition), and how best to combat the pains. He never told me he had it....I found that out later.
  5. ruru1992

    ruru1992 New Member

    Hi! I also have "Up Close and Personal". It is a wonderful book.I've read many books about fibromyalgia, & this is the best so far!!!
  6. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    TJC,
    Yes, I have one of his books, "The Fibromyalgia Survivor." I can't even remember if I read it or not. I have a bunch of books on FMS and most I don't believe I ever read.

    The ones I have read, I can't remember what was in them.

    You are lucky to have him as your doc. Wish I could tell you about his book, but I see a bookmark in the front of the book and that means, generally, that I never read the book.

    This book that I have is from 1995, and has a lot of diagrams of stretches and other things.

    Thanks for jogging my memory that I have a nice amount of FMS books that I have yet to read. :(

    Hugs,
    Faye
    Right now I'm reading a novel about the Beatles. lol