02.24.2017

Friday 5: Feb. 24, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. #MEAction: Stanford University announces breakthrough in ME/CFS research It sounds like they might be getting closer to an answer!  2. ME Association: Gold Coast researchers make chronic fatigue breakthrough And the good news just keeps coming for those with ME/CFS! 3. Prohealth: How I found my long-lost energy Prohealth editor and fibro warrior Karen Lee Richards shares how she's using thiamine to increase her energy levels.  4. National Fibromyalgia Association: Ask your medication questions! Abimbola Farinde, a pharmacist with fibromyalgia, is available to answer … [Read more...]

02.17.2017

Friday 5: Feb. 17, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Pain News Network: Medicare planning to adopt CDC opioid guidelines and how to stop it! Bad news for the chronic pain community! 2. Prohealth: Getting well - A chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia mind game HealthRising's Cort Johnson shares an effective goal-setting strategy for the chronically ill. This feeds right into my type A personality and maybe yours, too.  3. Counting My Spoons: 13 ways Amazon Alexa can help those with chronic illness This little gadget sounds awesome!  4. Oregon Health & Science University: Maternal chronic pain study OHSU is seeking … [Read more...]

02.10.2017

Friday 5: Feb. 10, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. The Zebra Mom: 9 ways to keep the romance alive when you're chronically ill Just in time for Valentine's Day!  2. HuffPost: How gut bacteria is helping to unpack chronic fatigue syndrome A malfunctioning gut is being implicated in all sorts of conditions now, including ME/CFS. 3.  The Mighty: How I simplified my routine so I can live a normal life with fibromyalgia Contributor Violet B. discusses how making small changes have enabled her to live a more normal life.  4. Fibromyalgia News Today: Fibromyalgia patients seen to benefit from moderate exercise, … [Read more...]

02.03.2017

Friday 5: Feb. 3, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Prohealth: Long-term fibromyalgia and ME/CFS sufferer recovers after 20+ years and tells her story (video, 31 minutes) We don't hear about recovery stories very often!  2. Prohealth: How to let go and actually ease fibro pain Columnist Boni Wagner-Stafford shares tips for managing life after fibromyalgia.  3. HealthRising: Acupressure mats for better sleep in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome I actually have one of these, but I'm not sure if I could ever sleep on it! Could you?  4. HealthRising: The NIH’s five-year funding increase for chronic fatigue syndrome … [Read more...]

01.27.2017

Friday 5: Jan. 27, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. HealthRising.org: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)/Fibromyalgia Lifestyle: What Works for Me Blogger Darden Burns shares how she manages her fibromyalgia and ME/CFS symptoms with lifestyle changes.  2. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietary and nutrition interventions for the therapeutic treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic review A new meta-analysis finds there's insufficient evidence to support the use of nutritional supplements or modified/elimination diets for relieving ME/CFS symptoms.   3. The Autoimmune Revolution … [Read more...]

01.20.2017

Friday 5: Jan. 20, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. TED Talk: Jennifer Brea on "What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose" (video, 17 minutes) The very first TED Talk on ME/CFS. This is big!  2. Prohealth: Ultrasound therapy for fibromyalgia and Lyme disease Columnist Lindsay Christensen shares how she's using therapeutic ultrasound for fibromyalgia pain.  3. Laara Van Bryce: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Summit This free 10-day webinar series featuring Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum starts on Monday, Jan. 23.  4. Cindy Perlin: What to do if you're abruptly cut off from your opioids Since the Centers for Disease … [Read more...]

01.16.2017

A year in review: 2016’s top fibromyalgia news

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor.  As I reviewed headline after headline to compile this list of top fibromyalgia-related news stories from 2016, I became more and more frustrated. Another year has passed, and yet again we've learned little about fibromyalgia. We don't know what causes it. There's no widely accepted diagnostic test. We still don't have any treatments that consistently work well for everyone. When coupled with the federal government's crackdown on opioids and natural pain … [Read more...]

01.13.2017

Friday 5: Jan. 13, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

(This post contains an affiliate link.) 1. Pain News Network: Experts say weather’s not to blame for your pain Millions of chronic pain sufferers would heartily disagree!  2. #MEAction: Unrest film pre-premiere Q&A with Jen Brea Jen Brea, director of "Unrest," an upcoming documentary about ME/CFS, will conduct a live, virtual Q & A this Sunday. Registration details at the link! 3. Pain Pathways magazine: 6 ways to find calm in the storm of chronic pain Pain Pathways magazine shares several mind-body strategies for reducing pain.  4. Huffington Post: Can light treatment … [Read more...]

01.06.2017

Friday 5: Jan. 6, 2017 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

I think one of the most frustrating things about fibromyalgia is how variable it is. As fibro symptoms go, I've felt pretty good the past three months. My pain levels have been fairly low, and with the exception of battling almost daily nausea from the Lyme medications I'm taking, I've felt better than I have in a long time.  And then, WHAM! January arrived, and Old Man Winter finally hit the East Coast. Wow, what the heck happened?!? I feel like I've been hit by a snow plow! We've had snow and rain a couple of times this week, the temperatures have dropped down into the 30s and 40s, and … [Read more...]

12.30.2016

Friday 5: Dec. 30, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Chaffee County Times: "University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy." This sounds like it could be a really big deal! 2. Fibromyalgia News Today: Remeron may provide pain relief in fibromyalgia, Japanese study suggests Another antidepressant shows promise as a treatment for fibromyalgia.  3. PR Newswire: The AVACEN 100, an over-the-counter medical device has received approval in the European Union to treat fibromyalgia. This device is already available in the U.S. 4. Atlanta 11 … [Read more...]

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