A New Kind of Life Although fibromyalgia is a real neurological condition, it is not uncommon for FM sufferers to be treated as if "it's all in your head." Support, understanding and even basic information can be hard to come by for those coping with the intense pain and fatigue of this debilitating chronic illness, as well as the grief, anger and isolation that often accompany its onset. Women Living with Fibromyalgia offers insight and practical advice to help sufferers alleviate the symptoms of FM and manage its impact on their lives, relationships and careers. Women from all walks of life share their experiences and the lessons they've learned about fibromyalgia, from a single student pondering the impact of FM on her future to the mother trying to find the energy to care for her children. Topics covered include * strategies for dealing with pain, fatigue and "brain fog" * advances in pharmaceutical treatment, results from the latest scientific research and exciting new "alternative" treatments * financial issues such as insurance and Social Security benefits * how an awareness of their rights can help women with FM in dealing with health-care providers By exploring how FM affects women's health, spirituality and the roles they play in their families and in the world, Women Living with Fibromyalgia can help its readers create new and rewarding lives even as they cope with the loss of the old one.Skelly, Mari is the author of 'Women Living With Fibromyalgia', published 2002 under ISBN 9780897933421 and ISBN 0897933427.