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Many of the books on fibomyalgia tend to focus primarily on how to live with the condition. While there is value in this approach I believe we need more answers about why fibromyalgia is more common in women.
This is a book that will share twenty women’s stories of courage in living with this unbelievably common, debilitating and chronic condition. It is storytelling that allows voices to be heard that have often been silenced. During the process of interviewing the women I lived through an ‘aha’ moment that led me to a possible, and highly likely explanation about why fibromyalgia occurs primarily in women.
I include much of the existing research regarding fibromyalgia, and I explore the current theories, symptoms, medical and complementary treatments and economic implications of this syndrome. I do not either in the book or on this site give medical advice, nor do I suggest any alternative or complementary therapies.
As well, this website presents ideas and speculative theories which have not been ‘proven’ but are based upon intuitive hunches, extensive reading, research and experience. I believe that my book provides the background to the emerging ideas that I discuss in my blogs. While I have also presented here photos of other books related to brain research which I believe are relevant to my arguments on the blogs, I recognize that they are very academic for most (myself included). I am not recommending them for purchase but rather to let the reader know that there is much to be learned about the brain and its relationship to pain.
My book would be of interest to all who have fibromyalgia, and/or chronic fatigue, accompanied by chemical sensitivities , and their families, as well as researchers who are interested in these conditions. Academics and health professionals who are involved with issues regarding women and health will also find the content of this book informative. While some may disagree with the theory I present regarding the gender aspect of fibromyalgia, I believe most readers will find the ideas challenging and thought provoking.