08.22.2016

Winning your fibromyalgia disability case

This article on fibromyalgia disability originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. Winning your fibromyalgia disability case Between the pain, fatigue and other troublesome symptoms, maintaining employment can be a big challenge for many of us living with fibromyalgia. According to National Pain Report’s most recent fibromyalgia survey, 58 percent of respondents said they can’t work due to health reasons. Only 21 percent said they are employed full time. These numbers reflect how debilitating fibromyalgia can … [Read more...]

08.19.2016

Friday 5: August 19, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Yahoo Finance: "New research by Mendus.org brings hope to fibromyalgia sufferers" From the story: "New human research using the mitochondria-targeted antioxidant 'MitoQ' has shown as much as a 33% reduction in pain and significant improvement in memory among sufferers of fibromyalgia, a debilitating and painful condition with no known cause or cure affecting tens of millions worldwide." Sounds like a promising supplement. Anyone tried it? 2. Fibromyalgia News Today: "Symptoms of fibromyalgia improve with Tai Chi mind body exercises" 3. The Mirror: "Experience what it's like to … [Read more...]

08.12.2016

Friday 5: August 12, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Hi everyone! I thought I'd give you a quick health update because it's been a while since my last one. As some of you know, I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in May. I've been struggling with treatment. Actually I guess it would be more accurate to say I've been struggling to START treatment. My doctor has been good about adding supplements and drugs slowly over time in order to minimize side effects. I was able to add in the recommended supplements with minimal issues, and my body seemed to accept the first prescription drug, too. At some point, I tried to add in a good probiotic … [Read more...]

08.10.2016

Ask the doctors: Is fibromyalgia progressive?

This article, "Ask the Doctors: Is fibromyalgia progressive?," was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  At one time or another, all of us with fibromyalgia have wondered (and maybe even feared), “Is fibromyalgia progressive? Are my symptoms going to worsen over time?” Based on current research, fibromyalgia doesn’t appear to be degenerative, but I know a lot of us who live with this debilitating condition – myself included – question that conclusion. For many of us, it definitely feels like it’s getting worse! … [Read more...]

08.05.2016

Friday 5: August 5, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

National Pain Report: Spanish study finds ai chi water therapy reduces fibromyalgia pain and improves overall quality of life. Pain News Network: Is your doctor threatening to reduce or eliminate your use of opioids for chronic pain? It seems a lot of doctors have misunderstood the intent on the Centers for Disease Control's new opioid prescribing guidelines. You might want to print this story out and take it to your next appointment... Integrative Practitioner: Dr. David Brady believes as many as 2/3 of fibromyalgia patients may be misdiagnosed. Find out what else it could be instead of … [Read more...]

08.01.2016

EULAR’s revised fibromyalgia recommendations are more of the same

This story about EULAR's revised fibromyalgia recommendations was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. Earlier this month, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released its revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there’s nothing really new about EULAR’s latest report. The group’s main conclusion is something every fibromyalgia sufferer has heard from their physician: “Based on meta-analyses, the only ‘strong for’ therapy-based recommendation in the guidelines was … [Read more...]

07.29.2016

Friday 5: July 29, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Tonix Pharmaceuticals has started a second phase III trial to test the effectiveness of Tonmya, a sublingual form of cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) that's been developed to improve the sleep of those with fibromyalgia. Researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discover ME/CFS symptoms can be triggered by straining muscles and nerves. Musician Kris Kristofferson was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and later Alzheimer's disease. Turns out, he had Lyme disease! With treatment, now he's back performing on stage. This is a real-life account … [Read more...]

07.26.2016

What the research really says about using opioids for fibromyalgia

This story on using opioids for fibromyalgia first published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  Using opioids for fibromyalgia My fibromyalgia and primary-care doctors have always been united when it comes to one thing: Opioids do not relieve fibromyalgia pain! Early on, I believed them and didn’t question their treatment plans. I figured they must have formed their opinions based on actual clinical trials. Turns out, I was wrong. The reality is there have been no sizable, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to … [Read more...]

07.22.2016

Friday 5: July 22, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

I'm trying something different today! I've been missing the weekly fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news posts. Since I started to publish them semimonthly, it feels like I'm not giving you the most up-to-date fibromyalgia/ME/CFS news in a timely manner. So, I'm going to try something called Friday 5 for a few weeks and see if this works better! Each Friday, I'll send you 5 interesting tidbits from the fibromyalgia and ME/CFS communities. This way, you'll always get the latest news, but you won't be overwhelmed with a LONG ... LONG ... LONG post of links. Let me know how you like it! This … [Read more...]

07.19.2016

Futura Genetics review

Disclosure: I received a Futura Genetics DNA test as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Futura Genetics review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. Futura Genetics review ... Would you want to know if you were genetically predisposed to having certain life-altering conditions? I know not everyone feels this way, but I definitely would! For me, the more information I know about potential health issues, the better. It helps me to make better decisions regarding my health. So … [Read more...]

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