I have to give Tonix Pharmaceuticals and its CEO Seth Lederman credit: They will not give up on bringing TNX-102, a sublingual version of the muscle relaxer cyclobenzaprine, to market for fibromyalgia patients. Despite lots of setbacks, the company is pushing forward with yet another – and hopefully its final – clinical trial.
Will we finally get a new fibromyalgia drug? Stay tuned … I will keep you updated!
Pain News Network: U.S. falls to 8th globally in per capita opioid sales
From the article: “The highest opioid rate was found in Canada, estimated at 988 milligram morphine equivalents (MME) per day for every 1,000 people. That was down from an average of 1,581 MME per day in Canada in 2015. By comparison, the U.S. rate was 738 MME per 1,000/day, a 45% decline since 2015. Long touted as having the highest per capita opioid consumption in the world, the U.S. now ranks 8th globally in opioid sales.”
In this small Spanish study, the symptoms of fibromyalgia patients improved after completing a program combining pain neuroscience education and exercise.
Physician’s Weekly: Impact of fibromyalgia syndrome on female sexual function
From the analysis’ summary: “Our data revealed a severe sexual dysfunction in women with [fibromyalgia]. Furthermore, among women with [fibromyalgia], the secondary outcomes that were most affected were sexual pleasure and discomfort during sexual encounters.
LBHealthAndLifestyle.com: Anxiety and stress relief | 15 things to do in bed
In this post, Lucy from LBHealthAndLifestyle.com shares 15 tools that she uses to ease anxiety and stress – all of which can be done in bed.
Warrior of the Week…
The Warrior of the Week is Jonathan Davis, a former Scottish police officer who lives with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and a rare bone disorder called Klippel-Feil syndrome.
New fibromyalgia / neuropathy supplement…
Last week, Nervitalize announced its release of Advanced Nerve Relief Support, “a potent mix of antioxidants, vitamins, and natural ingredients that promote nerve health. The supplement is for anyone looking for relief from the discomfort, aches, and weakness associated with aging and neuropathy.
“The new nerve healing formula contains Ashwagandha, Benfotiamine, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, which lowers inflammatory protein levels. It also contains Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for neuropathic pain relief, fibromyalgia, and other related conditions.”
Note: I haven’t tried this supplement so I cannot vouch for its effectiveness, but I thought it was worth a mention since it has a good mix of ingredients, and I know several of you have written to tell me about your positive results with palmitoylethanolamide (aka PEA) products.
Free Kindle books…
The following Kindle books are available for free on Amazon today (April 15 as of when this was posted):
(The sections below contain affiliate links.)
Mental Wellness Connection…
HealthMeans is sponsoring the Mental Wellness Connection on April 18-24. This free online event features Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dave Asprey, J.J. Virgin, Hyla Cass, doctor of chiropractic Tom O’Bryan and many others.
During the event, you’ll have 24 hours to view each day’s presentations for free, but you can purchase access to all of the interviews if you’d like to watch at your leisure.
HealthMeans.com and Dr. Rodger Murphree are partnering again this year to bring us the Fibro Summit! The summit will be free and online on May 16-22 with an encore weekend (where you have a second chance to watch any presentations you missed) scheduled for May 28-29.
As in previous years, HealthMeans is offering several registration gifts. I’ve listed all of them below. Just click on the link for the gift that you’d like to receive, and that will take you to a registration page.
During the summit, you’ll have 24 hours to view each day’s presentations for free, but if you’d like to watch at your leisure, you can purchase the summit starting at $69.
FYI: This discounted price usually increases a day or so after the summit begins.
Product of the Week…
The Product of the Week is Epsoak’s 19-Pound Bulk Bag of Epsom Salt, which earns a perfect 5 stars with more than 13,000 reviews (including several glowing reviews from fibro sufferers). I’m not a bath person, so I can’t attest to the effectiveness of Epsom salt baths, but I know MANY of you use them – sometimes daily – for pain relief.