Reviving the Broken Marionette

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Reviving the Broken Marionette
Broken marionette.jpeg
Author Maija Haavisto
Country Finland
Language English
Subject Medical guide, parmaceuticals
Genre Medical
Publication date
Media type print & digital
Pages 346
ISBN 978-1409203353

Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia[1] is a book by Maija Haavisto describing potential treatments for relief of the many symptoms of ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, and other related conditions. The book features over 250 medications.[2]

There is also a Finnish language version of this book called CFS:n ja fibromyalgian hoito.

Publisher's synopsis[edit | edit source]

Haavisto's CFS/ME/FM treatment book features over 250 medications (with over 1,000 references) that can be used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia and related conditions, such as Gulf War syndrome (GWS), NMH, POTS and other dysautonomias, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), restless legs syndrome (RLS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), headaches and chronic pain in general. It aims to help patients and doctors to understand the patient's illness better and to make more informed treatment choices.

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) - A form of orthostatic intolerance where the cardinal symptom is excessive tachycardia due to changing position (e.g. from lying down to sitting up).

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