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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


Friday 5: Dec. 23, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say happy holidays to all of my readers. I'm so grateful to each of you who take time each week to read my ramblings. This holiday season, I wish for you many low-pain days and enough energy to enjoy the things that really matter. Merry Christmas, everyone! 1. HealthRising: Coils, lasers and USB ports to the brain This is a great summary of some of the new fibromyalgia clinical trials in the works.  2. Arthritis Society: The Arthritis Society funds more medical cannabis research amid legalization speculation The Arthritis Society in Canada … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Dec. 16, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Market Realist: Lyrica to lose patent protection in the U.S. in 2018 Good news for those who are taking Lyrica. A cheaper generic version won't be far behind... 2. Griffith University: $4 million grant to aid chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis I believe Griffith is the same university who ID'ed a biomarker for ME/CFS earlier this year. This is really promising research.  3. Leafly: New DEA rule says CBD oil is really, truly, no-joke illegal Well, it's official: The DEA has officially ruled that ALL CBD oil, regardless of whether it's derived from hemp (which is sold online) or … [Read more...]


Friday Five: Dec. 9, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. PowerHealthTalk.com: Exposing the underlying causes of central pain syndromes Fibromyalgia falls under the category of central pain syndromes. In this video (YouTube, 27 minutes), doctors Martin Rutherford and Randall Gates explain why we feel pain even though there's no structural cause for it. They also briefly discuss brain retraining exercises.  2. ME Association: Newcastle University experts in hunt for “smoking gun” of chronic fatigue syndrome From the story: "University scientists are leading research to develop a simple blood test for [ME/CFS]." 3. Sarah Frison: Seven … [Read more...]


Friday Five: Dec. 2, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: Fibromyalgia study finds cupping therapy may not be effective Cupping can be painful, so I guess this is no big loss... 2. Miami's Community Newspapers: How stem cells can help with fibromyalgia This is a story about a Miami physician's office offering stem cell treatment for fibromyalgia. It's basically a press release, but I thought some of you might still find it interesting. I'm sure this is offered in other areas of the country and internationally.  3. Cordis: Twins help find genetic link to joint pain From the story:  "This really exciting … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Nov. 25, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Before I jump into this week's fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news, I need your help! FedUpwithFatigue.com has been nominated for Healthline’s Annual Best Health Blog Contest! I'm so honored to be a part of this year's contest. The winners will be selected based on votes, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd take a minute to vote for me! To vote, click right here, scroll down a bit on the page, type "fed up with fatigue" into the search box and then cast your vote. You can vote once a day through Dec. 12. Thank you so much! Now on with the news... 1. HealthRising.org: The Cannabis … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Nov. 18, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

1. Medical Xpress: Link between DNA and chronic widespread joint pain (which could lead to a fibromyalgia blood test) 2. Dr. Podell: Can mold cause chronic fatigue syndrome? 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Negative thoughts increase stress, worsen fibromyalgia symptoms 4. I Told You I was Sick: Top 3 apps that can help manage your chronic pain 5. Be More with Less: 30 simple ways to take care of yourself over the holidays This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com... … [Read more...]

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