Archives for August 2017

08.29.2017

Century-old vaccine gives new hope to fibromyalgia community

This article was originally published on Prohealth.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? That may sound like a dream but it's closer to reality than you might think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a clinical trial next year to test the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine as a potential treatment for fibromyalgia. "BCG is a … [Read more...]

08.25.2017

Friday 5: Aug. 25, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: Aptinyx conducts phase 2 trials of investigational therapy for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia A clinical trial is underway for another potential fibromyalgia drug.  2. Pain News Network: New drug discovered for neuropathic pain University of Texas researchers have discovered a drug that works as well as gabapentin at relieving nerve pain but lasts much longer. This could end up benefitting the fibro community since gabapentin is a common treatment for fibromyalgia.  3. Outbreak News Today: The history behind the Lyme disease controversy and what’s new … [Read more...]

08.18.2017

Friday 5: August 18, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: DEA proposes further cuts in opioid supply The DEA is making this change, stating "demand for these opioid medicines has dropped." 2. National Pain Report: We want a few good men and women to COMMIT themselves The recent crackdown on opioids has had a detrimental effect on chronic pain sufferers. Our voices have been lost in the debate over the opioid "crisis." The Opioid Policy Correspondents List is seeking persons who are willing to meet with their federal legislators to advocate for the chronic pain community.  3. Solve ME/CFS Initiative: Announcing SMCI’s … [Read more...]

08.14.2017

What the federal government isn’t telling you about the “opioid crisis”

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  The U.S. government loves to play the blame game. According to officials, the rise in the use of heroin and the increase in deaths due to drug overdoses are the direct result of the so-called "opioid crisis." A few days ago, President Donald Trump announced the problem has become so great that it's a "national emergency." The irony of this is that while the government keeps pressuring physicians to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain, they are … [Read more...]

08.11.2017

Friday 5: August 11, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. MSN.com: Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse I think the headline on this says it all. Sigh.  2. Dr. Josh Axe: Lyme disease remedies (YouTube video, 28 minutes) Dr. Axe sometimes oversimplifies his treatment videos for certain conditions, but I thought he did a really good job on covering natural treatments for chronic Lyme disease in this video. It's worth the watch.  3. AnnLouise.com: Are parasites your missing diagnosis?  A lot of us mistakenly believe parasites are only a problem in third world countries. Not so! Some of the symptoms associated with … [Read more...]

08.09.2017

Using myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions

This article on myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions was first published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains an affiliate link. Don't tell my husband, but I am in love with a woman. Her name is Christine, and I just met her a few weeks ago, but she's definitely changed my life for the better. Christine has the gift of gab. We love to talk about conspiracy theories and how the elites are destroying our planet. But what I love most about her is her hands. Her hands are magic! You … [Read more...]

08.04.2017

Friday 5: August 4, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Stanford Medicine: Researchers identify biomarkers associated with chronic fatigue syndrome severity Big news for the ME/CFS community! Researchers have identified biomarkers that may possibly lead to a diagnostic test. This could also have implications for fibromyalgia since some believe the two conditions are related. This finding made international headlines, including articles on NPR.org, Science magazine and others.  2. Huffington Post: Medical mysteries solved with six strands of hair? This is an interesting feature story on how hair mineral analysis may be helpful in … [Read more...]

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