Guaifenesin is a wonderful medication that should be listed among the accepted treatments for Fibromyalgia. It has helped many and completely managed the illness for some. However many FM doctors have stated that Guaifenesin by itself is not enough to manage the disease.
The book is very one-sided and much is not based in scientific facts. Many assumptions are made which have been well refuted elsewhere, or else are unknown as of yet. This is just one doctor's opinion.
Dr St. Amand systematically argues against every medication that might be used to manage FM symptoms, even vitamin supplements, under the assumption that the Guaifenesin will render them unnecessary. As well, he takes a strong stand against disability assistance, and even seems to side with the plot of the poor insurance companies. No one knows for sure what Fibromyalgia is at this time, no one has found a cure for it, or even a way to manage the symptoms well enough to render other medications and treatments unnecessary.
Guaifenesin has certainly not been proven enough to make a claim for it as the only treatment necessary; or that it will remove every fibromyalgic patient from the disability roles. Dr St Amand makes the assumption that CFIDS and FM are the same entity when the infectious clusters of CFIDS have been well documented.
This is a controversial book on a useful treatment. I wish that Dr St Amand would have stuck to his topic and area of expertise though. The rest shows his very strong prejudices and is potentially damaging to the many people with FM symptoms who are not helped by his discovery. I am saddened by his opinions in many areas and wish that he held to the subject of the medical treatment and kept them out of print, if only for the sake of his many patients he expresses such concern for.