By Robert Ross



Beyond The Dark Cloud
by Thea Schlosser
ISBN: 0-9653215-0-9

"The special value of this moving book lies in the fact that it is utterly devoid of the slightest indication of artificiality, sensation mongering, or personal vanity"
                                            - Professor Wolfram Kuhnau, M.D.

Thea Schlosser is no stranger to pain. In fact, for a period of six years while battling Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction, she was on a regime of electric shock treatments, tranquilizers, anti-depressants, and pain killers. If that's not enough, she was also confined to a mental institution and told that her symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, Candida, allergies, "brain fog", joint pain and myofacial pain were . . . "all in her mind."

The author, Thea Schlosser, is a survivor of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction, a disease, which until recently, was unknown and unidentified in the annals of American medicine. "Beyond The Dark Cloud" describes Thea Schlosser's enormously difficult road to recovery, symptoms, coping skills and self- help suggestions. The book also includes articles by prominent physicians and health care providers.

The first half of the book describes Miss Schlosser's ordeal, from being institutionalized, to the loss of her home, her business and worst of all, the ability to care for her family. The second half of the book gives the reader practical information from coping skills to self treatments.

The author, after surmounting tremendous odds, in 1993, founded the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Media Awareness Association. Her goal - to bring more awareness to the unknown epidemic which affects millions of people in the U.S. alone, with sadly, one of the highest suicide rates of any illness.

If you think you have CFIDS, or know someone with CFIDS, this is a must read book.

Available through the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Media Awareness Association Press, P.O. Box 41028, Santa Barbara, California 93140, To order the book call (800) 266-5564

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