03.24.2017

Friday 5: March 24, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. National Pain Report: New chemical gets fast-tracked by FDA to treat moderate to severe chronic pain NKTR-181 may provide potent pain relief without the high or addiction concerns seen with standard opioids. 2. HealthRising: Trump’s budget cuts threaten progress in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia One step forward, two steps back... 3. PBS: The Painful Truth documentary Watch PBS' newest documentary (56 minutes) on the chronic pain epidemic.  4. YouTube: What is the #1 biggest mistake you can make when applying for Social Security disability?  If you're in the … [Read more...]

03.17.2017

Friday 5: March 17, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. HealthRising: What are the best doctors to treat fibromyalgia? HealthRising polled patients to find out which types of doctors (rheumatologists, neurologists, etc.) are the most effective at treating fibromyalgia. Find out the results here! 2. Fibromyalgia News Today: Swedish study looks at inflammatory factors related to fibromyalgia pain From the story: "In patients with fibromyalgia, the central nervous system is inflamed, as is the rest of the body, according to a study that found a large range of increased inflammatory factors in the blood and spinal fluid of fibromyalgia … [Read more...]

03.10.2017

Friday 5: March 10, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. National Pain Report: Green LED light being used to treat chronic pain and fibromyalgia Wouldn't it be nice if the solution to fibromyalgia was this simple?  2. Nevada Center for Biomedical Research: NVCBR researchers close in on a diagnostic test for ME/CFS patients ME/CFS researchers are definitely on a roll! There seems to be good news coming out every week.  3. Pain News Network: Common medical conditions linked to fibromyalgia Because no one ever has JUST fibromyalgia.  4. HealthRising: Does fibromyalgia get better?  What's in our future? Blogger Cort Johnson reviews … [Read more...]

03.03.2017

Friday 5: March 3, 2017 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news

1. HealthRising: Could Donald Trump be good for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia? I don't know whether to be hopeful or horrified by what this article says.  2. Pain News Network: The 411 on Calmare scrambler therapy Chiropractor Michael Cooney shares information on a non-drug, noninvasive therapy for chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia, neuropathy and other conditions.  3. HealthRising: Antiviral regimen returns wheelchair-bound ME/CFS and fibromyalgia patient to health More anecdotal evidence that antivirals might be helpful for fibro and chronic fatigue. (Note: If … [Read more...]

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! Pharmacist Abimbola Farinde is available to answer questions about … [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...]

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