Archives for May 2015

05.28.2015

Why your fibro meds aren’t working

If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chances are your physician has written you a prescription to try at least one of the three drugs – Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella – currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fibromyalgia. And chances are you may have been disappointed when those drugs didn’t work. Well, here's what your doctor won't tell you, or maybe he/she doesn't even realize: The drugs approved to treat fibromyalgia aren’t much better than sugar pills. The results of several clinical trials support this. Lyrica In 2007, Lyrica became the first … [Read more...]

05.28.2015

This week’s headlines (week of May 25, 2015)

Four new fibro drugs may be on the way. (Let's hope these actually work without all the nasty side effects!) Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. will give a sneak peek at one of those potential drugs next month during the 16th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Rome, Italy. TNX-102 SL, also known as cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablet 2.8 mg, is intended to reduce fibro symptoms by improving sleep. Tonix is conducting a Phase 3 trial of TNX-102 SL, involving about 500 fibro patients in 35 clinical centers around the U.S. New UK research may lead to a blood test to diagnose … [Read more...]

05.08.2015

This week’s headlines (Week of May 4, 2015)

Whew, there's a ton of news this week, and I didn't even include it all! Here's the best of the week... EmpowHER has a nice article with tips on how to celebrate Mother's Day when your mom is chronically ill. Tired of the lack of research into ME/CFS and fibro? Then conduct your own! That's now possible with Mendus, a new website that enables patient-produced studies! According to Health Rising, "Researchers provide the guidance. Mendus provides the base of operations. You – the patient community – provides the ideas and the patients. You suggest a study. People sign up for it. You … [Read more...]

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