From the article: “Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that, as expected based on previously reported pre-specified interim analysis results, TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablets) did not achieve statistical significance on the primary endpoint of reducing fibromyalgia (FM) daily pain at week 14 compared to placebo (p=0.115) in the phase 3 RALLY study.”
Monash University: Eye movements may be key to chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis
From the article: “What we’re trying to do is generate a unique ME/CFS signature based on characteristic changes to eye movements, a behaviourial signature that is specific to the disorder that can be used to help diagnose it and monitor the effects of any treatments.”
LymeDisease.org: New program helps pay for internet access
This article comes from a Lyme disease-related website, but the program is open to anyone who receives one of the listed benefits and/or meets certain income requirements.
Psychology Today: Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy for chronic pain
From the article: “[Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy] was developed to treat psychological trauma or conflict in patients with certain pain conditions – specifically, primary pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and head pain, as opposed to pain resulting from pathological somatic processes such as neuropathy, inflammation, or tumors. EAET is a relatively new intervention – with trials of the earliest versions of EAET occurring from 2006 to 2011 – but it draws from many established psychological approaches including exposure therapy, intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy, experiential therapies, and written emotional disclosure, among others.”
ME/CFS Holistic Coach: Personal policies for holistic wellbeing
From the article: “In preparation for some business training that I’m undertaking at the moment, the lovely Claire MacPherson set us the task of setting ourselves policies for how we are going to approach the training and our businesses to get the best results. It occurred to me that it would be helpful to have a similar set of policies for how to approach holistic wellbeing. For me, wellbeing isn’t just about eating, drinking and moving right, it’s also extremely important that we take care of our mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.”
The National Fibromyalgia Association is working with a company that’s developing a new way to help fibro warriors live with less pain. To assist in that effort, the NFA is asking fibromyalgia patients to fill out this brief 8-question survey.
Warrior of the Week…
This week’s fibromyalgia warrior is Jacqueline Tyrrell, the brand manager at NOMO, a vegan candy company.
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Product of the Week…
The Product of the Week is Elepure’s magnesium lotion! I’ve tried several brands of magnesium lotion over the years, and this one is my favorite because it’s unscented, does double duty as a body moisturizer and doesn’t sting like other magnesium lotions/sprays.
Magnesium has so many benefits for those of us with fibromyalgia. For me, it helps to reduce those all-over, flu-like body aches that are so common in those of us with fibro. I’ve also found it helpful for calming restless legs and reducing leg/foot cramps. It’s good stuff!
Caveat: Of course, everyone is different, and what works for me may or may not work for you!
Migraine device sale…
The Cefaly, a device clinically proven to reduce and prevent migraines, is on sale for 20% off through April 10. Plus, save an additional 15% off when you use the code CEFALY15 at checkout.
FYI: This is the best sale I’ve seen so far for the Cefaly.
Read more: What is Cefaly and how does it work?