Archives for April 2019

04.30.2019

How to roll away your fibromyalgia pain

This is a guest post by Andrea Wool, fellow fibromyalgia warrior and founder of Autoimmune Strong, a fitness program developed for those with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. This post contains affiliate links. I was an active person before fibromyalgia changed my body. I was a go-getter, someone who threw myself into my long work days. I was a long distance runner, a gym rat, a skier. I was someone who loved to go out, to travel, to hike and camp, the life of the party. Andrea Wool, founder of Autoimmune Strong That all changed once fibromyalgia hit. I went from this … [Read more...]

04.26.2019

April 26, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: CDC [says] opioid guideline should not be used to taper patients From the article: "In an impassionate commentary published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the guideline’s authors say the agency does not support abrupt tapering or discontinuation of opioid medication, and that the guideline’s recommendation that daily doses be limited to no more than 90 MME (morphine milligram equivalent) should only be applied to patients who are starting opioid therapy." 2. Newsweek: Untreatable form of Lyme disease could hit 2 million Americans by 2020, scientists … [Read more...]

04.25.2019

5 lessons I’ve learned from 7 months in bed

This article was originally published on National Pain Report. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. When I developed a severe headache and neck pain after breakfast on June 30 last year, I didn't think anything was out of the ordinary. I have fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme so unexpected symptoms are not unusual for me. I popped some over-the-counter pain killers and settled onto the sofa for a Netflix marathon, figuring it would pass. Little did I know I'd be stuck alternating between that sofa and my bed for the next 7+ months. I'd wake up each morning feeling … [Read more...]

04.19.2019

April 19, 2019 fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme news

1. Street Insider: Tonix Pharma (TNXP) announces plans to expand TNX-102 SL phase 3 program beyond PTSD to include fibromyalgia From the article: "Tonix believes that increasing the dose of TNX-102 SL from 2.8 mg to 5.6 mg in the new Phase 3 fibromyalgia study will likely provide the clinical evidence to support the 5.6 mg dose as the efficacious dose for the management of fibromyalgia." 2. Global Lyme Alliance: Global Lyme Alliance reveals several drugs and drug combinations that show success in treating Lyme disease This is a comprehensive update on various research efforts … [Read more...]

04.17.2019

5 more of my favorite things for fibromyalgia and Lyme relief (2019 edition)

This article was originally published on National Pain Report and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. It may contain affiliate links.  In 2016, I shared a few of my favorite things for relieving fibromyalgia symptoms. That article is still one of the most popular ones on FedUpwithFatigue.com. A lot has happened since then, so I think it's time to publish an updated list. Below are some of my current favorites for managing and healing from fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme. I'd love to read about what's helping you in the comments section! Disclaimer: This article is for … [Read more...]

04.10.2019

First quarter 2019 fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme news + a health update

Fibromyalgia news & research Medical News Today: Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia Ohio State University researchers have detected "molecular signatures" in the blood of fibromyalgia patients. The finding could lead to a third fibromyalgia blood test. You can read about two other fibromyalgia blood tests here and here. ***** Pain News Network: Men needed for fibromyalgia vaccine study A much-anticipated update on the EpicGenetics study to see if the BCG vaccine, used for more than a century to prevent tuberculosis, can be repurposed to eliminate fibromyalgia … [Read more...]

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