Coping Corner

Dealing with the day-to-day struggles of living with a chronic illness can be trying. Coping Corner is the spot where you can find the online support you need to get through your day. Check out these Coping Corner features:

Dear Friends — Meet Eunice Beck, RN, a ‘PWC’ and a really good person to have in your corner. Eunice will contribute regular columns to the Coping Corner. She’ll also answer some of your questions. But remember…Eunice is a PWC…her energy is limited. As much as she’d like to answer everyone’s emails, she’ll tackle as many as her health permits.

  • From Eunice — I welcome your comments and questions at: My articles and email responses are not being offered as those of a health care provider. The information and opinions included are intended to give you some information about your disease. It is very important that you empower yourself with knowledge and participate in your own search for care. Any advice given is not intended to take the place of advice of your physician or mental health care provider. Always follow your physician’s advice, even if contradicted by something written here. You and your physician know your situation far better than I do. Thank you and be well. Eunice.

    Reviews — There’s a wealth of information out there in print, you you don’t have to wade through it alone! When a book or film comes out we think you’ll enjoy, we’ll review it.

  • Interview with Peggy Munson, Author of “Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
  • Tape (Lecture) Review- “FM Update 2001″, by I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD
  • Film Review- “I Remember Me”, by Kim Snyder
  • Book Review: “Fibromyalgia-Simple Relief Through Movement”, by Stacie Bigelow, M.A.
  • Book Review- “Making Informed Decisions: Where to Look and How to Use What You Find”, by Nancy Oster, Lucy Thomas, Darol Joseff M.D.
  • Book Review- “Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection”, by William B Salt II, M.D. and Edwin H. Season, M.D
  • Book Review- “A Delicate Balance”, by Susan Milstrey Wells
  • Book Review- “Alternative Treatments for Fibromylagia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Insights from Practitioners and Patients”, by Mari Skelly and Andrea Helm.
  • Book Review- “The Fibromyalgia Help Book”, by Jenny Fransen, R.N. and I. Jon Russell.
  • Book Review- “THE VIRUS WITHIN: A Coming Epidemic”, by Nicholas Regush.

  • My Story — Don’t suffer alone – read how others have learned to deal with CFS and FM, and let their inspiration and information support you in your path to wellness. Submit your own story for publication so that others may benefit form your experiences.

  • My Invisible Enemy: A Life with CFS
  • She’s Back! A Woman Reclaims Her Life after Battling Fibromyalgia
  • The Glass Cage: A Story of Recovery
  • Back on Track
  • FMS: The Lonely Disease