Introduction

Introduction

Oh great, another book about fibromyalgia. Aren’t there enough already?

Yes, I know there are a lot of books out there. I have read many of them. Some books discuss all the medical jargon while others insist the pain is all in our head. Still others have a miracle cure that is going to make us all better.

Like many of you, I have spent endless hours online. I have read numerous newsletters. I have tried most of the therapies out there. I wouldn’t say this gathering of information was a waste of time, because I learned different things from each book. I have a good understanding of fibromyalgia now, and through trial and error I’ve found a lot of things that don’t work and other things that do work.

I am writing this book because I want to be able to help those of you who are suffering but do not have the time, money or energy that I have invested in this research. I am writing this book as though it were to a girlfriend. Yes, I know there are men who have fibromyalgia, and most of these concepts will work for a man also. It was just more fun for me to write like I was talking to a girlfriend.

I will tell you right up front: I am not a medical professional. I am just a person with fibromyalgia who wants to give you something that I didn’t have when I was first diagnosed, a compilation of information from someone who has been there and tried it all. I will not get into all the medical jargon because that information is out there in other books. There have been several good books written about fibromyalgia and more are being written, but I find it tedious at times to weed through all the jargon. And I will not get into all the symptoms, because you already know what those are or you would not be reading this book.

This book does not claim to have a miracle cure for fibromyalgia. From everything I have read, there is no real cure, but the things that I am doing now are making my life much more manageable. I am doing much more than just surviving. I am thriving! And you can too.

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