10.11.2019

Oct. 11, 2019 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news

1. UPI.com: Psychedelic drug therapy enters new era with Johns Hopkins center From the article: "Johns Hopkins University researchers plan to use psychedelic drugs to attack some of society's toughest problems at a new research center, including smoking, depression, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, Lyme disease and even addiction to opioids. Private donations of $17 million have been pledged for the new Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research, which opened this month in Baltimore." 2. KWWL.com: University of Iowa researchers receive $13 million in grants to … [Read more...]

10.08.2019

My current treatment protocol for #Lyme & #fibromyalgia (2019)

My last post in which I shared my complete treatment protocol was in December 2017, so I am WAYYYYYYYYY overdue for an update. So much has changed since then - both good and bad! At the time of my last update, I had just started working with my current Lyme/fibromyalgia doctor. I've made wonderful progress under his care. He is by far the best doctor I've ever seen. Yes, he's THAT good! I wish I could clone him and send him to every one of you who need a great doctor! At this point, I would say I'm about 2/3 of the way recovered from Lyme and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, I've had some … [Read more...]

10.04.2019

Oct. 4, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. Health Rising: New anti-CGRP migraine drugs disappear both migraine and fibromyalgia for Liz From the article: "This year, after switching neurologists, though, her new doctor suggested one of the new CGRP inhibiting [migraine] drugs – Ajovy. ... In the 39 days since starting Ajovy, she’s had but a single slight migraine and, get this, no fibro flares since then." 2. Global Lyme Alliance: Global Lyme Alliance reveals several drugs and drug combinations that show success in treating Lyme disease This is a really nice overview of GLA-funded research for Lyme treatment. I'm so … [Read more...]

09.27.2019

Sept. 27, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. RebuildingWellness.com: 20 reasons why your supplements aren’t working From the article: "When I recommend a natural remedy or protocol to others in the chronic illness community, it’s not uncommon to hear them say, 'I’ve already tried that. It didn’t work for me,' which then opens the door for further investigation." 2. Bay Area Lyme Foundation: In search of a cure for Lyme disease | The disulfiram story From the article: "While not every patient has had as dramatically favorable an outcome ... Dr. Liegner remains very impressed by the utility of disulfiram and has not seen … [Read more...]

09.23.2019

Yoga for Chronic Pain book review and an interview with the author

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Yoga for Chronic Pain: 7 Steps to Aid Recovery from Fibromyalgia with Yoga" in exchange for this book review. This post includes Amazon affiliate links. Since my diagnosis in 2014, I've read numerous articles and research studies promoting the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia. The problem is most yoga routines found online, on DVDs or at local yoga centers are just too fast-paced and intense for those of us with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme or ME/CFS. Kayla Kurin, founder of Aroga Yoga and author of "Yoga for Chronic Pain" and … [Read more...]

09.20.2019

Sept. 20, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: DEA proposes more cuts in Rx opioids From the article: "For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing steep cuts in the supply of hydrocodone, oxycodone and three other opioid painkillers classified as schedule II controlled substances." 2. HealthRising.org: Could an Alzheimer’s drug disaster end up helping ME/CFS and fibromyalgia? From the article: "...the silver lining in the Alzheimer’s drug development fiasco may be the development of a drug or protocol that could help with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and … [Read more...]

09.18.2019

Break free of the flare cycle!

I may send out another blog post to you later today, but because this is time sensitive, I wanted to let you know my colleague Andrea Wool will be presenting a free online masterclass tomorrow on the topic, "The Road To Recovery: How To Finally Break Free Of The Flare-Up Cycle And Get Your Life Back." Andrea is a fellow fibromyalgia warrior and the creator of Autoimmune Strong, a fitness program for those with fibromyalgia and similar illnesses. Register for the class here! If you'd like to learn more about Autoimmune Strong, I've linked my previous articles about it in the "more from … [Read more...]

09.13.2019

Sept. 13, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. Cornell Chronicle: Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020 Recently, we've had quite a number of news articles announcing new Lyme tests. I'm actually excited about this one, however, because it is a DIRECT Lyme test, meaning it's looking for parts of the Lyme bacteria, not just the body's immune response (antibodies) to Lyme like current testing. 2. MedicalDialogues.com: Obese women experience more severe fibromyalgia symptoms A Spanish study has found fibromyalgia symptoms are more severe in women who are overweight or obese. The article above provides a … [Read more...]

09.11.2019

Mold illness and its connection to Lyme, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

Prohealth.com recently published an article I've written about mold illness and its link to Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The headline on Prohealth specifies Lyme but I also mention fibromyalgia and ME/CFS in the article, and all of the information is pertinent to those conditions as well as Lyme disease. Click here or on the photo to read the article! I don't believe the general public and conventional medical community really understand how dangerous mold exposure can be. It isn't just an eyesore or nuisance that needs to be cleaned. Certain kinds of mold can … [Read more...]

09.06.2019

Sept. 6, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. ScienceDaily.com: An innovative new diagnostic for Lyme disease From the article: "In new research, Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, and his colleagues describe an early detection method for pinpointing molecular signatures of the disease with high accuracy." 2. Prohealth.com: What causes fibromyalgia itching and how to make it stop My Prohealth editor Karen Lee Richards tackles one of the most annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia and how to manage it. 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Altered gray matter volume in … [Read more...]

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