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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Are Fibromyalgia Patients Crazy?

4th Edition Of Critically Acclaimed Book On Fibromyalgia Now Released

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 1, 2009 -- In this recently released 4th Edition of his book, Dr. Murphree makes it perfectly clear, he understands what his patients are going through.

Dr. Murphree reports: "I'd feel crazy too if I went days without sleeping, suffered with chronic pain, had no energy, had no life, and had been bounced from one doctor to another only to get worse year after year!"

I'd feel crazy too if I went days without sleeping, suffered with chronic pain, had no energy, had no life, and had been bounced from one doctor to another only to get worse year after year! 

Dr. Rodger Murphree, author of Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has been specializing in treating Fibromyalgia patients for the last 14 years.

Because those with Fibromyalgia have an illness that's hard to "prove," loved ones may secretly convict them of hypochondria or laziness. Patients may be told, "it's all in your head." They may be told that they need to exercise, lose weight or take antidepressants.

Physicians can be even worse. If they believe the condition exists at all--and some don't--their first impulse is to mask the symptoms with prescription drugs. Patients often end up on a medical merry-go-round, seeing doctor after doctor after doctor. They end up more confused and disoriented than ever, often concluding, "Maybe I am crazy, after all."

The traditional drugs of choice for Fibromyalgia include NSAIDS, antidepressants (Cymbalta), anticonvulsant medications (Lyrica), muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, and pain medications. These drugs may provide short-term relief but their results are often fleeting and their side affects often create more symptoms. It's not unusual for Fibromyalgia patients to be taking twelve or more prescription drugs, many of which contribute to "fibro fog", anxiety, depression, and overall fatigue.

Our Stress Coping Savings Account
We have in this savings account certain chemicals, vitamins, minerals, and hormones like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and cortisol that allow us to handle moment-to-moment, day-to-day stress. The more stress we are under, the more withdrawals we make. Individuals with fibromyalgia have made more withdrawals than deposits. Poor sleep, chronic stress, nutritional deficiencies, prescription drugs, and other stressors have taken their toll. The patient has bankrupted their stress coping savings account. This causes the body to become overwhelmed and poor health soon follows.

Fortunately there are some tried-and-true nutritional protocols that can help build up the bankrupted stress-coping savings account. Reestablishing optimal brain chemicals or neurotransmitters, especially serotonin and norepinephrine, is critical for reversing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Building up the stress coping savings account with the nutrients that regulate pain, sleep, energy, moods, digestion and mental clarity is the key for feeling good again!

Why merely cover up symptoms when the cause can be corrected?

Dr. Murphree's book helps patients correct the cause(s) of their disease. The Fibromyalgia Jump-Start Program, formulated by Dr Murphree, uses the right combination of supplements and drugs (when needed), to help patients overcome their Fibromyalgia.

For this book and other health concerns like Heart Disease or Anxiety and Depression by Dr Murphree visit http://www.cardinalpub.com or call 800 296 0481

About Dr. Murphree
Dr. Rodger Murphree, D.C., C.N.S, has been in private practice since 1990. He is the founder and past clinic director for a large integrated medical practice specializing in fibromyalgia and located on the campus of Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He's been specializing in fibromyalgia for the last 13 years.

He is the author of 5 books patients and doctors including the critically acclaimed "Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." Dr. Murphree writes for several medical and nutritional publications, lectures throughout North America, and sees fibromyalgia patients at his clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.

Find out more about Dr. Murphree, Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, http://www.treatingandbeating.com205 879 2383


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