Top news …
Like the chronic pain community doesn’t have enough problems. Now they want to tax opioids…
Great news! The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will receive $3.2 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to find better ways to diagnose and treat ME/CFS.
Lidocaine injections found to lessen fibromyalgia pain.
This made me laugh so hard that I shed tears: “7 ways to cure your fibromyalgia”
Leafly.com: “Best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia”
Research and treatments…
HealthRising: “Wine Substance Beats Lyrica in Fibromyalgia Study”
Griffith University (Australia) researchers identify malfunctioning immune cell receptor in ME/CFS patients. They say “they are getting much closer to a complete understanding of this disabling condition.”
HealthRising summarizes recent research on exercise and fibromyalgia.
FDA advisory committee approves new oxycodone/naltrexone pain combo.
Australian review fails to find any effective pharmaceutical treatments for ME/CFS.
Study finds incidence of suicide is higher in those with ME/CFS.
Labdoor: “Top 10 magnesium supplements”
From the blogosphere…
Chronic illness blogger Laura’s Pen creates special comic to raise awareness for ME/CFS. (Worth a share on social media!)
Brainless Blogger tells us why we shouldn’t always push through the pain.
Psychology Today: “When You’re Chronically Ill: ‘Giving Up’ Versus ‘Giving In'”
Odds & ends …
I know a lot of us struggle with preparing meals. Living Well Spending Less has some good tips on how to use batch cooking to plan ahead for those days when we’re flaring too much to cook.
Prohealth.com: 8 ways to save money on your prescription medications
In case you missed it …
Here’s a sampling of recent posts from FedUpwithFatigue.com.
More fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news…
This post is part of Being Fibro Mom’s Chronic Friday Linkup!