- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 6, 2002

Books

• "The Fibromyalgia Relief Book," by Chet Cunningham, United Research Publishing, 2000. This is a good, general book on mainstream and alternative approaches to managing fibromyalgia.

• "Fibromyalgia: Simple Relief Through Movement," by Stacie Bigelow, John Wiley and Sons, 2000. This book outlines how to use exercise to work through pain.

• "The Fibromyalgia Help Book: A Practical Guide to Living Better With Fibromyalgia," by Dr. I. Jon Russell and Jenny Fransen, Common Sense Books, 1997. Dr. Russell, a leading researcher into fibromyalgia, shares medical insights in this book.

• "The Fibromyalgia Handbook," by Dr. Harris McIlwain and Debra Fulghum Bruce, Owl Books, 1997. This book has a seven-step plan to ease pain, as well as information about sleep and nutrition.

• "The Fibromyalgia Relief Book: 213 Ideas for Improving Your Quality of Life," by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson, Walker and Co., 1998. Mrs. Williamson, a fibromyalgia sufferer, offers coping ideas and lifestyle advice in this book.

Association

• National Fibromyalgia Partnership Inc., 140 Zinn Way, Linden, Va. 22642. Toll-free phone: 866/725-4404. Web site: www.fmpartnership.org. This nonprofit group has research news, books, videos and articles available for health-care providers and patients.

Online

• The National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine has readings about the causes and treatments of fibromyalgia at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html.

• The National Fibromyalgia Awareness Campaign, a nonprofit group, has research news, treatment options and support information on its Web site (www.fmaware.org).

• Miryam Ehrlich Williamson, a fibromyalgia sufferer and author of two books on the subject, provides coping tips, including nutritional advice, on her Web site (www.mwilliamson.com).


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