ActiPatch review | Advanced 24-hour pain relief + free offer

I was given a 7-day trial device and a 720-hour device to use for this ActiPatch review. Although I was given these products for free, all opinions are my own and were not in any way influenced by ActiPatch USA.  Like most of you, I've been living with chronic bodywide pain for years. I thought I'd felt most every kind of pain there is until I developed a herniated disc last summer. Let me just say severe back pain is a whole different level of misery! When the herniated disc first made its presence known, I was couch- and bed-bound for a few days. At one point, I was literally … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Feb. 16, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: Study finds little evidence shock therapy works [for fibromyalgia] Wow, that's a relief, right?  2. MD magazine: Why chronic fibromyalgia pain can be treated with physics From the article: "A new study posits that hyperactivity in the brain networks of patients with fibromyalgia is to blame for those patients’ chronic pain. According to the research, that hyperactivity causes brain networks to react in major ways to minor changes, a phenomenon known as 'explosive synchronization.'" 3. Prohealth: Five supplements that support the immune system Columnist Jenny … [Read more...]


If I could give anything to people living with fibromyalgia, it would be …

This article was originally published on Prohealth.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  A few weeks ago, Prohealth's fibromyalgia editor Cindy Leyland asked me to contribute to her article, "If I could give anything to people living with fibromyalgia, it would be..." When I read her email, I immediately responded back, "You know I could write an entire article on that, right?" Besides a cure, there are so many things I wish for my fellow fibro warriors: lots of money so they can afford the medical care they need (including non-pharmacological treatments … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Feb. 9, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Health Rising: The Cortene way | New drug to be trialed in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) soon – pt. I From the article: "A small drug development group will soon be trialing an experimental drug not being used in other diseases in ME/CFS. Time will tell if it will work or not." 2. CFS Unravelled: Leah McCullough tells of her CFS fibromyalgia (Gulf War syndrome?) recovery (YouTube video, 28 minutes) A recovery story! Yes, it's possible!  3. Johns Hopkins: Severe, lingering symptoms seen in some patients after Lyme disease treatment Those of us with chronic Lyme already knew … [Read more...]


What to do when you get sick on top of already having a chronic illness

RawlsMD.com recently published an article of mine on how to manage a cold or the flu when you already have a chronic illness like Lyme or fibromyalgia. My research for the article was handy yesterday when my hubby came home from work sniffling and sneezing. We're hoping he just has a cold, and I'm praying I don't get it! Since we're in the midst of a bad cold/flu season, I thought some of you might find the RawlsMD article helpful. You can check it out here.  … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Feb. 2, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: Feds target doctors and pharmacies in new crackdown From the article: "'Over the next 45 days, DEA will surge Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, and Intelligence Research Specialists to focus on pharmacies and prescribers who are dispensing unusual or disproportionate amounts of drugs,' Sessions said during a Tuesday speech to law enforcement officials in Louisville, KY." 2. Jaime Heidel: Why you should go to the doctor looking like a zombie (YouTube video, 7 minutes) Jaime discusses how our appearance affects the way our doctors perceive … [Read more...]


How to choose hemp CBD oil

This article on how to choose hemp CBD oil was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  If you've researched natural pain treatments, you've likely seen articles and advertisements for hemp CBD oil, an extract of the cannabis plant that reportedly eases pain without causing euphoria like marijuana. As a chronic pain patient myself, I understand how tempting it is to hand over your credit card number in hopes of finding relief. But before you do that, know that all hemp CBD oils are not created equal! A recent study … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Jan. 26, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. University of Alabama at Birmingham: Do sex hormones influence fibromyalgia? (YouTube video, 11 minutes) A recent study shows correlations between hormone levels in female fibromyalgia patients and the intensity of their pain.  2. Gluten Free Society: The real causes of fibromyalgia with Dr. David Brady (Podcast, 52 minutes) Dr. Brady covers a lot of ground in this interview, including how to get accurately diagnosed, conditions that mimic fibromyalgia, the best supplements for fibromyalgia, the gut's role in fibromyalgia and more!  3. National Pain Report: New York Times looking … [Read more...]


FedUpwithFatigue.com’s top fibromyalgia posts of 2017

I am several weeks late on publishing this post. Most of my fellow chronic illness bloggers published their "best of 2017" posts right after New Year's. Well, as they say better late than never. Below you'll find FedUpwithFatigue.com's most popular articles from last year. I'm thrilled the top two articles covered issues we really need to talk more about in the fibromyalgia community: the high rate of misdiagnosis and the link between thyroid dysfunction and fibromyalgia. My interviewee Dr. David Brady really did an excellent job of covering both topics. I was a little surprised my … [Read more...]


Friday 5: Jan. 19, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: Fibromyalgia linked to overactive brain networks From the article: "For the first time, this research shows that the hypersensitivity experienced by chronic pain patients may result from hypersensitive brain networks," says co-senior author Richard Harris, PhD, an associate professor of anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine’s Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center." 2. Alliance for Natural Health: FDA says all homeopathic drugs are illegal If you use homeopathic remedies, you might want to stock up because the FDA may be preparing to remove certain ones from the … [Read more...]

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