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All About Fibromyalgia by
Call Number: 616.74 W155a
Publication Date: 2002-04-15
Provides clear and detailed information about the condition and is especially intended for patients and their families. This volume also draws on actual cases of individuals with fibromyalgia to help validate what sufferers are feeling.
Battle for Grace by
Publication Date: 2013-03-14
Cynthia Toussaint's memoir explores her journey from having a promising career as a ballerina, to experiencing thirteen years of undiagnosed pain, to coping with her condition and refusing to be a victim.
Publication Date: 2010-04-26
This guide is a concise and practical guide to help clinicians effectively diagnose and care for patients with fibromyalgia.
The FibroManual by
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Written by a physician who also has the condition, this is a comprehensive guide of understanding and treating fibromyalgia, ranging from conventional and alternative medicine to experimental options.
The Fibromyalgia Story by
Call Number: UIUC Online Resource
Publication Date: 2005
Kristin Barker explores the struggles women with fibromyalgia face due to the controversial nature of the syndrome. Through interviews with sufferers, Barker focuses on how the notion of fibromyalgia can give meaning and order to those "beset by troubling symptoms, self-doubt, and public skeptisim."
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by
Call Number: Residence Halls Florida Ave Romance 823 H521ge
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Described as a comedic romance, this volume features a young, female protagonist who suffers from fibromyalgia. After a near-death experience, she comes up with seven ways to "get a life" and tries to not let her chronic condition define her.
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by
Call Number: SSHEL S Collection S. F8515t
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Written in verse, this title features a female protagonist who suffers from Crohn's Disease. Throughout the story, she experiences suffering and frustration that can be likened to someone living with fibromyalgia.
Sick Kids in Love by
Call Number: ResHalls Florida Avenue Circulating Collection 813 M8538si
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Isabel, a young woman suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, doesn't allow herself to date anyone, believing it to make things easier, safer, and better for the other person. Upon meeting someone with a different type of chronic illness, however, she considers breaking this rule for him.
Ravyn's Doll: How to Explain Fibromyalgia to Your Child by
Publication Date: 2016-06-24
When her class is asked to create paper dolls of someone they love who is hurt or sick, Ravyn makes a paper doll of her mother, who suffers from fibromyalgia. From the outside, however, nothing appears to be wrong. This picture book helps explain how some illnesses are not visible, with a specific focus on fibromyalgia.
Why Does Mommy Hurt? by
Publication Date: 2014-05-09
Told by a young boy, this story revolves around him learning about and coping with his mother's chronic illness. In addition to being applicable to several types of chronic conditions, this book also includes a "Tips and Resources" section for parents.