Dec. 6, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: CDC planning to update opioid guideline in 2021 From the article: "Public pressure has been building on the CDC to clarify the guideline. Although voluntary and only intended for primary care physicians treating chronic pain, the guideline’s recommended limits on opioid prescribing have been widely adopted as policy by federal agencies, states, insurers, pharmacies and many doctors." 2. WBUR.com: Human testing of springtime shot against Lyme disease coming soon From the article: "In the United States, Lyme disease vaccines are only available for dogs. But … [Read more...]


New fibromyalgia & Lyme research studies (December 2019)

It's time for another research update! The latest fibromyalgia and Lyme disease studies entered into the federal government's ClinicalTrials.gov database are summarized below. As usual, you'll notice a great disparity between the number of fibromyalgia studies vs. those for Lyme. Thank God for the supplement companies because otherwise the Lyme community would be completely left out in the cold (as usual). I'm praying Congress will pass the TICK Act so more federal funding will be earmarked for Lyme research. Find out how you can support the TICK Act here! As for fibromyalgia, there … [Read more...]


Nov. 29, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. Yahoo Finance: Tonix Pharmaceuticals announces initiation of the phase 3 RELIEF study of TNX-102 SL for the management of fibromyalgia From the article: "'We are in the process of activating approximately 40 U.S. sites to start enrolling patients, and we expect to dose the first patient by year end 2019,' said Seth Lederman, M.D., president and chief executive officer." 2. PR News Wire: iGeneX introduces cost-effective tests for Lyme disease and tick-borne relapsing fever iGenex now offers a Lyme test around $195. That's a savings over some of their other test panels, which … [Read more...]


FedUpwithFatigue.com’s 2019 gift guide for fibromyalgia & Lyme disease

I had all the best intentions. To get ahead of the holiday rush, I was going to be one of those bloggers who publish their annual gift guide in early November. This was finally going to be the year! Did that happen? Nope. And I don't even have a really good excuse. Everything started well. I began working on this year's gift guide in mid-October, so I had more than enough time to finish it early in the season, but for some reason... I just couldn't get it done!!!!! One thing after another kept delaying me: First, I couldn't think of what I wanted to put on my list this … [Read more...]


Nov. 22, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. GlobeNewsWire.com: Aptinyx initiates two phase 2 studies of NYX-2925 in patients with chronic centralized pain conditions From the article: "NYX-2925 is a novel NMDA receptor modulator that has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company expects to report data from ... the fibromyalgia study in the first half of 2021." 2. Bostonia.com: Lyme disease set her back. And pushed her forward. Boston University's alumni magazine profiles Hannah Olson, a graduate who has chronic Lyme and has started a new company called Chronically Capable … [Read more...]


Nov. 15, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. Prohealth.com: Physicians' fibromyalgia protocols I'm pretty sure I've shared this link with you guys at some point over the years, but Prohealth has been recently updating pages on their website so I think it's worth a second share. This page includes fibromyalgia treatment protocols from various physicians around the country. I think it's interesting to see how different doctors approach our illness. 2. NeurologyToday: A positive test for Lyme disease is not associated with neuropsychiatric disorders From the article: "In a longitudinal study, researchers found no … [Read more...]


Nov. 8, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. Global Lyme Alliance: Global Lyme Alliance launches its first observational study on Lyme disease treatment protocol From the article: "[The alliance's] first study will focus on the treatment regimen developed by Joseph Jemsek, M.D., the founder of the Jemsek Specialty Clinic of Washington D.C. Dr. Jemsek was chosen for his willingness to put his 'Jemsek Protocol®' to the test following a thorough evaluation by GLA of several patients who experienced positive results from working with the physician." 2. Healio: Fibromyalgia linked to worse cognitive function, 'fibrofog' From … [Read more...]


35 Lyme & fibromyalgia treatments that didn’t work for me (but might work for you)

Over the years, I've reviewed quite a few Lyme- and fibromyalgia-related products here on Fed Up with Fatigue. Generally, my reviews are either positive or neutral. Because of that, I'm sure some of you have wondered if I'm the placebo queen and maybe even thought, "Does anything NOT help her?" Well, the reality is LOTS of treatments don't work for me! I just don't usually share those because of limited time and energy. I'd rather focus on what works than what doesn't. But today I'm doing something a little different. I've decided to add some balance by sharing a … [Read more...]


Nov. 1, 2019 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news

1. GlobeNewsWire.com: Aptinyx announces results of phase 2 fibromyalgia study of NYX-2925 have been selected for late-breaking presentation at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting From the press release:  "'The results from this study are very encouraging based on our previous demonstration of the relevance of these neural markers in patients with fibromyalgia,' said Steven Harte, Ph.D., associate research scientist and director of sensory science at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. 'We were able to objectively measure that NYX-2925 is affecting the apparent … [Read more...]


Oct. 25, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: 2 proteins identified that may play role in underlying mechanisms of fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, study finds From the article: "Results of the study ... suggest that these proteins could take part in underlying pain mechanisms involved in these disorders. However, additional studies are still warranted to better understand their role." 2. LymeDisease.org: Donate samples to Lyme Disease Biobank to aid research From the article: "Tissues donated to the [Lyme Disease Biobank] will be made available to approved researchers. This will provide the … [Read more...]

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