The original edition of this classic survival manual offered the first comprehensive patient guide for managing these conditions. Its extensive set of healing tools included targeted bodywork for painful trigger points and strategies to helpccope with chronic pain and sleep problems and the numbing effects of fibrofog. More than 75 percent of the second edition is new or updated material, including coverage of promising new research on the causes of fibromyalgia, evaluation of new treatments, complete discussions of special issues for women and men, and the latest information on medication. An update of the first edition's popular provider index helps sufferers select those practitioners who will take their complaints seriously and offer knowledgeable treatment advice. About the Authors Devin Starlanyl specializes in education in the field of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. She lives in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire. Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A., is a distinguished teacher, writer and lecturer, and also has FMS/MPS. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Christopher R. Brown, D.D.S., M.P.S., is president of the American Academy of Pain Management. He lives in Versailles, Indiana.