Archives for April 2017

04.28.2017

Friday 5: April 28, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: 8 celebrities living with fibromyalgia By the way, Lady Gaga is NOT on this list! She doesn't have fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis - despite what certain click-bait sites might say!  2. Clinical Pain Advisor: Transcranial random noise stimulation effective on multiple fibromyalgia-associated symptoms From the article: "Compared with women in the sham stimulation group, women who had received real tRNS reported improvements in fibromyalgia-related pain, overall disease impact, anxiety, depression, and executive function." 3. Dr. Jay Davidson: Toxicity … [Read more...]

04.25.2017

New UAB study could radically change fibromyalgia treatment as we know it

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  For more than a decade, Dr. Jarred Younger's research has been guided by one theory: Fibromyalgia is caused by an overreactive immune system. This spring, he'll finally prove once and for all if his theory is correct, and the outcome could profoundly shift the future of fibromyalgia research. Beginning this month, Younger and his team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will inject up to 20 fibromyalgia patients and 20 healthy controls with … [Read more...]

04.21.2017

Friday 5: April 21, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. Business Wire: EpicGenetics, with the assistance of leading medical centers, expands clinical study of FM/a® test to diagnose fibromyalgia, identify genetic markers unique to the disorder and explore direct treatment approaches EpicGenetics, the maker of the controversial FM/a fibromyalgia blood test, just announced it will be sequencing the genomes of up to 250,000 fibromyalgia patients in an effort to identify fibromyalgia-specific gene markers and mutations. (Click here if you'd like to learn more about the fibromyalgia blood test!) 2. CindyPerlin.com: Five amazing chronic pain … [Read more...]

04.18.2017

13 tips for getting a better night’s sleep with fibromyalgia

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post may contain affiliate links.  How did you sleep last night? If you have fibromyalgia, your answer is probably not very well. I know the feeling! I've struggled to get a good night's rest for years. Unrefreshing sleep is one of the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia. No matter how much we sleep, we still wake up exhausted. Multiple research studies have confirmed our disordered sleep. We don't spend enough time in the deeper, more restorative stages of … [Read more...]

04.14.2017

Friday 5: April 14, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. DrLiptan.com: A new treatment target for fibromyalgia - inflammation in the brain Fibromyalgia specialist and fellow fibro warror Dr. Ginevra Liptan​ writes about a recent Swedish study, which showed brain inflammation in fibromyalgia patients and possible strategies for reducing it. One of the treatments she mentions is low-dose naltrexone, which you can learn more about here.  2. Pain News Network: Few drugs effective at treating neuropathy [nerve] pain Research is confirming what a lot of us with fibro already know: Cymbalta, Lyrica, gabapentin and other drugs aren't very … [Read more...]

04.11.2017

Limitless Lotion review

I was given a bottle of Limitless Lotion as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Limitless Lotion review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. Anyone who's read Fed Up with Fatigue for a while knows I'm a sucker for lotions and potions that promise pain relief, so any time I have the opportunity to try a new one, I am all over it. A few weeks ago, I was asked by the Chronic Illness Bloggers network to test out Limitless Lotion, a pain-relieving lotion developed by the makers of … [Read more...]

04.07.2017

Friday 5: April 7, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. Indian Express: Glenmark gets USFDA nod for milnacipran hydrochloride tablets A generic version of Savella, one of the three drugs approved by the FDA to treat fibromyalgia, is on the way.  2. Huffington Post: 3 key devices to relieve chronic pain Contributor Puja Rios shares three devices she's found helpful for reducing fibromyalgia pain.  (You might also be interested in checking out my post, "6 pain relief devices for fibromyalgia.") 3. Empowered Sustenance: 5 reasons we must search beyond science for healing Just because something isn't backed by a research study … [Read more...]

04.05.2017

The fibromyalgia-thyroid connection | If your TSH thyroid test is normal, you better read this…

This article, "The Fibromyalgia-Thyroid Connection," was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Did you know that thyroid conditions are routinely misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia? Before we were labeled with fibromyalgia, I’m sure most of our doctors ran a TSH test to check our thyroid function since hypothyroidism is one of the many conditions that are supposed to be ruled out before diagnosing fibromyalgia. But did you know that you can have a normal TSH test result and still have a thyroid disorder? It … [Read more...]

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