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.
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 effective at treating nerve pain. (This article mainly focuses on diabetic nerve pain, but is still relevant to the fibro community since these drugs are usually our first-line treatments.)
Prohealth.com: Tired of your every night 2 a.m. wake-up call?
Do you wake up around the same time every night? Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum discusses what might be causing this to happen.
Medscape: Ketamine for chronic pain on the rise
Some pain management specialists are becoming more concerned over the increased use of the anesthetic ketamine for chronic pain.
U.S. News & World Report: Are there two forms of chronic fatigue syndrome?
From the article: “Scientists say they’ve found biological evidence of a second type of chronic fatigue syndrome they’ve dubbed ‘atypical.’ They said their findings may help lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for patients.”
Quick note: I know a lot of you are diagnosed with both fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, so I’ve decided to continue to include prominent ME/CFS research findings in the weekly news updates. However, I won’t be writing any more blog posts dedicated exclusively to ME/CFS (but truthfully, I wasn’t doing many of those anyway since Fed Up with Fatigue has always been dedicated mostly to fibromyalgia).
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