New Book on FMS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by klutzo, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I went to the library today looking for the book that Father Troll had told me to read, called Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. They did not have it, which is amazing considering how large this library is!
    But....I found a new book on FMS, which I am already very impressed with. It is called All About Fibromyalgia by Daniel J. Wallace, M.D. and Janice Brock Wallace. For 14 yrs. I have had a set of mysterious and scary symptoms that come and go and none of the many docs I've seen have had an answer. Two of them even thought I had a rare form of terminal cancer! I opened this book and there it was, a whole explanation of what I'd been experiencing and why. The good part is relief that nothing else is wrong with me. The bad is that it's the FMS causing it, and I have to live with it. I recommend this book to those of you that are a bit more advanced in your reading, as it does go very in-depth on all the medical stuff. Dr. Goldstein is quoted often.....here's a book for you, Jaimy! Happy reading,
    Klutzo
  2. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I went to the library today looking for the book that Father Troll had told me to read, called Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. They did not have it, which is amazing considering how large this library is!
    But....I found a new book on FMS, which I am already very impressed with. It is called All About Fibromyalgia by Daniel J. Wallace, M.D. and Janice Brock Wallace. For 14 yrs. I have had a set of mysterious and scary symptoms that come and go and none of the many docs I've seen have had an answer. Two of them even thought I had a rare form of terminal cancer! I opened this book and there it was, a whole explanation of what I'd been experiencing and why. The good part is relief that nothing else is wrong with me. The bad is that it's the FMS causing it, and I have to live with it. I recommend this book to those of you that are a bit more advanced in your reading, as it does go very in-depth on all the medical stuff. Dr. Goldstein is quoted often.....here's a book for you, Jaimy! Happy reading,
    Klutzo
  3. metoo110

    metoo110 New Member

    what where the mysterious and scary symtoms you were experiencing?

    thanks for sharing the info on the book for us.
    donna
  4. kitkat623

    kitkat623 New Member

    I checked this out on Amazon.com and they do carry this book at what they say is a 30% savings. I must say that it looks to be a very good choice. I'm adding it to my wish list for now and will probably order it later. Thanks for the tip. [ Didn't know if it was okay to list where I found the book listed for sale. If this is a goof I'm sorry, but really don't think the above mentioned is much of a secret.] Thanks again for posting about this book. Kathy
  5. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Klutzo, wrote it on my 'want list' of books, along with John's last recommendation to get.

    As soon as I am able to get to the bookstore will buy it.

    If I get stumped on the 'medical terms' will ask you to help!

    It sounds great, boy there is just so much we have to learn, its like an everyday thing with these illnesses.

    Thanks again.

    Shalom, Shirl


    PS, KitKat, I don't think it is a problem at all to list where you can fine the book, saves us the trouble of searchng.

    I love going in the bookstores, as I am by nature a bookworm big time! I forget how sick I am in the bookstores!

    [This Message was Edited on 08/25/2002]
  6. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    Very cute Jaimy! I love you, but please quit calling me Marilyn. My mother only called me that when I had been a very, very bad little girl!:)
    Donna - here are my mysterious symptoms. When they arrive, they usually last about 3 wks. but I have had them last as long as five months!
    Red, swollen, burning skin. Pressing the skin leaves a mark for hours. Red tongue and scratchy throat. Feet sometimes so red and sore I can't wear shoes. Eyelids swell so much they hurt and it's hard to see. I have a special pair of much stronger reading glasses for these flares. Diarreha. High blood pressure despite the med I take for it, very slow pulse and palpitations, and extreme irritability almost to the point of rage. Agitation and insomnia so bad that my usual doses of meds for it are like taking sugar pills, and I have to double them. The burning is cyclical, getting worse in the evening and early am, then fading until it starts to gear up again every afternoon. It sounds like hormone shock from menopause but I have been through that for a long time now. It was dx'd by two specialists as probable carcinoid syndrome, a rare cancer, but I have lived far too long with it now for them to have been correct. The book went into the explanation of neurogenic inflammation and reactive hyperemia due to dysautonomia and came up with the dx of "causalgia". It says that while causalgia is rare, 100% of people who have it also have FMS. It can develop into RSD sometimes. In plain English, my nervous system is sending the wrong messages to my body. Hope this doesn't confuse you more.
    Klutzo
  7. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    so don't expect it to be. And, he presents both sides of every argument about FMS and then tells you what he believes and why. Some will not like being reminded that many don't belive our illness is real, but I like seeing both sides of the argument and then seeing how and why he chose one point of view (he does believe it's very real). He also pushes meds more than I would like personally, and some of the case studies he includes are of people with very mild FMS. But, it is VERY comprehensive and goes into the neurological and hormonal basis for these things in much more depth than I have ever seen elsewhere.
    I am including this caution as I don't want to be blamed if you buy the book or get it from your library and then you don't like something he says! I am so sensitive, you know! :) Klutzo