About The Authors

R. Paul St. Amand, M.D., is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry.  Dr. St. Amand completed his medical training at UCLA. He has been on the teaching staff at Harbor-UCLA Department of Endocrinology for fifty-five years, where he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. St. Amand began treating fibromyalgia long before it had a name, pioneering the use of uricosuric drugs to reverse the disease.  In 1995, Dr. St. Amand began to use guaifenesin as a treatment to reverse fibromyalgia. His work is widely cited and respected. He is in private practice in Marina del Rey, California. He is also a member of The City of Hope research team working on biomarkers and the genetic cause of fibromyalgia.  With Claudia Marek he is the author of three best selling books about Fibromyalgia. Dr. St. Amand and three of his daughters have fibromyalgia.

Claudia Craig Marek is a medical assistant tutored, trained, and taught on the job by Dr. St. Amand. She has co-written medical papers with Dr. St. Amand and counseled fibromyalgia patients for over 20 years.  Ms. Marek has suffered from fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis since childhood and is the author of Fibromyalgia, the First Year.  She has given lectures all over the world to patients and physicians. She is a member of the NFA's Leaders Against Pain Coalition. Ms. Marek is the editor of The Fibromyalgia Treatment Forum, a bi-monthly newsletter and, with her husband, fine artist Lou Marek, the author of two children's books about FMS. Her eldest son, Malcolm, has fibromyalgia and was the first patient ever to try guaifenesin.


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