04.27.2018

Friday 5: April 27, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

April 27, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue & Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Daily Mail: Top medical journals accused of skewing research by raking in millions of dollars in ‘bribes’ from drugs firms

This is downright shocking! It’s interesting that this didn’t make big headlines in the U.S. – probably because the pharmaceutical industry spends so much on advertising with the major media companies.

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I Told You I was Sick: The sure-fire way to get ANY doctor to listen and take you seriously!

Blogger Jaime Heidel shares a simple strategy for getting your doctor to take action.

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Fibromyalgia News Today: Biomarkers in saliva of fibromyalgia patients may be diagnostic tool

From the article: “Researchers have found that increased levels of three proteins in the saliva, namely alpha-enolase, phosphoglycerate mutase 1 and serotransferrin, may help differentiate fibromyalgia (FM) patients from those with other inflammatory diseases.”

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Prohealth: 8 supplements for Lyme disease that you can feel working

Many of these may be helpful for fibromyalgia, too, but I would caution against adding an iron supplement unless you’ve been tested and shown to be deficient. Too much iron can cause serious health problems!

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Mercola: Dr. Mercola interviews Todd Harrison about CBD oil and homeopathy (YouTube video, 46 minutes)

In recent months, the U.S. government has taken steps to illegalize hemp CBD oil and homeopathic remedies. In this video, attorney Todd Harrison gives an update on what’s being done to try to keep these products available to the public.

And a couple of extras…

A Journey through the Fog: Practical solutions to everyday spoonie problems

Blogger Jo Moss shares tips for navigating certain challenges that come with chronic illness, such as the inability to lift everyday objects, showering/bathing, having limited mobility and more!

SurvivingMold.com: Lab tests for detecting mold illness

Mold illness can cause fibromyalgia and ME/CFS symptoms, and it can also aggravate chronic Lyme disease, making it harder to treat. If you’ve ever lived in a moldy home or worked in a moldy building, it may be worth it to research mold illness (SurvivingMold.com is a good online resource!) to see if that might be an underlying cause for your symptoms. Even if you no longer live/work in that environment, you may still be affected because mold can colonize within the body.

Coming up…

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The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 3 is starting this Monday, April 30, free and online! Register here! If you aren’t able to listen to all of the free talks each day, you can purchase the talks at a discounted rate of $59 until Monday. After the summit starts, I think the price goes up to $79.

If you have chronic Lyme, this is THE event of the year where you’ll learn about the latest research and treatments. Dr. Jay does an incredible job each year of bringing together the top experts in the field of chronic Lyme, so have your notebooks and pens handy!

Mentions…

I was thrilled to make HealthLine’s list of Best Fibromyalgia Blogs this year! Check out all of the winners here! 

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Comments

  1. Hi Donna, I always look forward to reading your weekly round up and just wanted to let you know. I agree with Anjali that research is what we need and know you work constantly for Fibromyalgia Awareness. Best wishes.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      Thank you, Lee! And thanks for all that you do to raise awareness, too!

  2. Thanks Donna for providing such a valuable research. It is hard to explain others about fibromyalgia conditions but with more awareness hopefully there will be more research work done.

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