Fibro/CFS Book Recommendation

Reminder to myself, for when I have $ for books—as well as passing the recommendation to others.

During my visit with him this week, my pain specialist strongly recommended Jay Goldstein’s book, Betrayal by the Brain: The Neurologic Basis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Related Neural Network Disorders.

From what I’ve read by others, many readers will prefer A Companion Volume to Dr. Jay A. Goldstein’s Betrayal by the Brain: A Guide for Patients and Their Physicians by Katie Courmel. It’s written in layman’s terms, intended to help patients undergoing treatment with Dr. Goldstein’s protocol to understand and cooperate with their treatment.

I’ll go for the original, as I like my information straight from the horse’s mouth—but I’ll probably get the companion guide, as well, to help me understand anything that really goes over my head.

Dr. Goldstein has retired and is no longer practicing. Apparently, he had an extensive website a few years ago at (don’t bother right now—it’s a domain squatter page). Some of the info can be read via, though.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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