06.02.2017

Friday 5: June 2, 2016 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

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June 2, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Fibromyalgia News Today: Skeptical researchers say not enough evidence to support CAM [complementary and alternative medicine] therapy in battling FM pain

From the article: “Acupuncture is the only type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy that has shown any promise in relieving pain among people with fibromyalgia (FM), and even its benefits are not entirely accepted by the medical community, according to a recent study on the topic.”

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TheMighty.com: 23 spoonie hacks that can make life with chronic illness way easier

In case you don’t know what a spoonie is, here’s the explanation…

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Paste Magazine: 6 myths about Lyme disease debunked

Lyme disease isn’t the benign, easy-to-treat condition that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have the public believe.

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Pain News Network: The 4 A’s that can help relieve chronic pain

Columnist Barbara Ingle shares four alternative therapies for reducing pain.

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Sassy Holistics: 25 sleep crutches to help with insomnia

This list isn’t specific to any particular illness, but it has a lot of good ideas for overcoming insomnia – a common problem for those with fibro, chronic fatigue and/or Lyme. 

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Comments

  1. Allison Mashak says:

    What are your thoughts about leaky gut syndrome’s connection to fibromyalgia and
    also the RepairVite diet? Thanks so much for whatever info you could provide.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      I think it’s an emerging topic. More and more research is connecting gut health to overall health. It makes sense to me that if you have leaky gut, then that’s fanning inflammation in the body, and inflammation leads to increased pain, fatigue, etc. I wish there was a good way to test for leaky gut. I’m curious if that’s an issue for me or not. I haven’t heard of the RepairVite diet, but just did a quick Google search. It looks similar to other restricted, anti-inflammatory diets, like AIP and Whole 30. I just finished the Whole 30. I didn’t think it was really making much of a difference in my symptoms while I was doing it, but I’ve been off of the diet 2 weeks now, and my pain has really amped up after adding foods back in. I think it’s worth it to try these sorts of diets and see if they make a difference.

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