08.18.2017

Friday 5: August 18, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: DEA proposes further cuts in opioid supply The DEA is making this change, stating "demand for these opioid medicines has dropped." 2. National Pain Report: We want a few good men and women to COMMIT themselves The recent crackdown on opioids has had a detrimental effect on chronic pain sufferers. Our voices have been lost in the debate over the opioid "crisis." The Opioid Policy Correspondents List is seeking persons who are willing to meet with their federal legislators to advocate for the chronic pain community.  3. Solve ME/CFS Initiative: Announcing SMCI’s … [Read more...]

08.14.2017

What the federal government isn’t telling you about the “opioid crisis”

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  The U.S. government loves to play the blame game. According to officials, the rise in the use of heroin and the increase in deaths due to drug overdoses are the direct result of the so-called "opioid crisis." A few days ago, President Donald Trump announced the problem has become so great that it's a "national emergency." The irony of this is that while the government keeps pressuring physicians to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain, they are … [Read more...]

08.11.2017

Friday 5: August 11, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. MSN.com: Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse I think the headline on this says it all. Sigh.  2. Dr. Josh Axe: Lyme disease remedies (YouTube video, 28 minutes) Dr. Axe sometimes oversimplifies his treatment videos for certain conditions, but I thought he did a really good job on covering natural treatments for chronic Lyme disease in this video. It's worth the watch.  3. AnnLouise.com: Are parasites your missing diagnosis?  A lot of us mistakenly believe parasites are only a problem in third world countries. Not so! Some of the symptoms associated with … [Read more...]

08.09.2017

Using myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions

This article on myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions was first published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains an affiliate link. Don't tell my husband, but I am in love with a woman. Her name is Christine, and I just met her a few weeks ago, but she's definitely changed my life for the better. Christine has the gift of gab. We love to talk about conspiracy theories and how the elites are destroying our planet. But what I love most about her is her hands. Her hands are magic! You … [Read more...]

08.04.2017

Friday 5: August 4, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Stanford Medicine: Researchers identify biomarkers associated with chronic fatigue syndrome severity Big news for the ME/CFS community! Researchers have identified biomarkers that may possibly lead to a diagnostic test. This could also have implications for fibromyalgia since some believe the two conditions are related. This finding made international headlines, including articles on NPR.org, Science magazine and others.  2. Huffington Post: Medical mysteries solved with six strands of hair? This is an interesting feature story on how hair mineral analysis may be helpful in … [Read more...]

07.31.2017

30 low-cost fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme treatments

This article on low-cost treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  Chronic illness can be a huge financial drain. As someone who is living with fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme, most of the money I make from working part time is spent on my treatment. I hand over hundreds of dollars every month for the cleanest, healthiest food I can find. I spend way too much money on supplements just so I can function. And then, there are the doctor's appointments (which cost hundreds of … [Read more...]

07.28.2017

Friday 5: July 28, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: Electrical brain stimulation could help relieve fibromyalgia pain, study suggests Multiple studies now support the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for fibromyalgia.  2. Remedy: How to negotiate a medical bill If you've got a big medical bill, it's worth it to try to negotiate a discount. I was recently able to get a reduction on a Labcorp bill.  3. Newsweek: Lyme disease vaccine on fast track for FDA approval I guess some people would consider this to be good news, but the general public probably doesn't remember that we had a … [Read more...]

07.25.2017

Another potential fibromyalgia drug bites the dust

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  The fibromyalgia community suffered yet another disappointment earlier this month when drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo announced mirogabalin, a potential new treatment, failed to meet its pain-reducing goals in clinical trials. Last year, I reported that three potential new fibromyalgia drugs were heading to clinical trials. Two of those contenders - mirogabalin and TNX-102, a sublingual form of cyclobenzaprine, have now been shown to be ineffective for fibromyalgia. The … [Read more...]

07.21.2017

Friday 5: July 21, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. ME Association: CDC removes CBT and GET as recommended treatments for ME/CFS Maybe this is the government's way of acknowledging the many flaws of the controversial PACE trial.  2. Fibromyalgia News Today: Cleaning house, the fibro way Columnist Carrie Anton shares tips on how she manages housework with chronic illness. If you enjoy her article, you might also like my post on "20 helpful tips for cleaning and organizing when you're chronically ill." 3. News 10: Clinical trial being held for Lyme disease test The existing testing for Lyme disease misses about half of all cases, … [Read more...]

07.18.2017

Got fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue? There’s a class to help with that…

When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I spent a lot of time researching and trying to figure out the best treatments. I was on a desperate hunt for that ever-elusive magical pill that was going to restore my previous life. Back then, I didn't understand fibromyalgia treatment involves much more than popping a few pills or supplements every day. Lifestyle changes can be just as important. That lesson was my most important takeaway from the Introductory Course offered by CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help. Yes, you read that right: There's actually an online class to help you … [Read more...]

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