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.”
From the article: “‘Although antibiotic therapy cures most [Lyme disease] patients, a significant proportion of patients continue to suffer persisting symptoms that can derail normal life,’ the researchers wrote.”
Selfhacked: Innovative research on neuroinflammation, pain and fatigue with Dr. Jarred Younger (YouTube video, 61 minutes)
A long-form interview with Dr. Jarred Younger from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in which he discusses his fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue research.
More details on the latest Johns Hopkins antibiotic trial.
Business Insider: The best muscle rubs you can buy
From the article: “The muscle rubs in this list are tried-and-true performers. They’re effective, not greasy, and while some are scented, the fragrance is minimal. These muscle rubs can make a great addition to your medicine cabinet and be a complementary treatment to pain medication, stretching, and hot and cold therapy.”
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Michigan Medicine: Health library
This is a great little resource to check if medications may be depleting your vitamins and minerals. It also gives tips for how to reduce side effects and lists known drug interactions. Drugs are listed in alphabetical order.
My latest Vitacost haul
I filmed a quick 9-minute Vitacost haul this week! Check it out below.