Reviving the Broken Marionette:

Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia

(Maija Haavisto)





De jonge Finse journaliste, zelf grotendeels hersteld van ME/CVS,

heeft op zeer uitvoerige wijze 250 geneesmiddelen en supplementen beschreven

die bij kunnen dragen aan het bestrijden van klachten en het bevorderen van het herstel.






Het boek kost 17.00 (paperback-versie) en 10.00 (eBook-versie)

en is voorlopig alleen via de website te bestellen (in de toekomst ook bij Amazon).

Klik op onderstaande afbeelding om het boek te kunnen bestellen.





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Over het boek


This book contains information about over 250 medications that can be used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and fibromyalgia. It is useful for both the patient and their doctor. All latest research breakthroughs are covered, including controversial theories. There are treatments for every symptom and comorbidity, but most address more than just a single symptom. Some treatments can even affect the actual disease process. No matter how severe your illness is, what symptoms you have and how sensitive you are to medications, you can most likely get better.


For every featured drug possible side effects, contraindications and drug interactions are listed. One of the appendices is also dedicated to drug interactions and how to avoid them. The other two appendices cover the possible consequences of surgery and vaccinations for people with CFS/ME and fibromyalgia. There is a glossary and index for ease of use. The book will help you understand your illness and how medications really work. It also contains invaluable information for doctors.


This book can also be very useful for people with e.g. restless legs, migraine, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic pain, IBS and autoimmune diseases, even if they do not suffer from CFS/ME or fibromyalgia.




Een persoonlijke toelichting


van de auteur n.a.v. een kritische vraag van mijn kant (via e-mail):


I can assure you that this is not a fad book that promotes miracle cures or talks about going from "fatigued from fantastic." It's all about science and the experiences of prominent CFS/ME/FM experts like Paul Cheney, Jay Goldstein and Richard Podell, about CFS/ME and fibromyalgia as severe neurological illnesses. There are over 1,000 references. The book does not promote any particular theory about the origins of CFS/ME, though all the major theories (like enteroviruses, herpesviruses, mycoplasma, "NO/ONOO" etc) are included.




Een grove inhoudsopgave








1.   Sleep aids, tranquilizers and muscle relaxants

2.   Painkillers

3.   Anticonvulsants

4.   Antimicrobials

5.   Psychiatric drugs

6.   Stimulants and nootropics

7.   Heart and blood pressure drugs

8.   Hormones and immunomodulators

9.   Other medications

10. Experimental therapies


Appendix A. Drug interactions

Appendix B. Surgery

Appendix C. Vaccinations