From the article: “Pressure in the trapezius muscle of patients with FMS is remarkably elevated and may be an intrinsic feature of FMS that could be monitored as part of the diagnostic evaluation. The burden of the pressure abnormality may help explain the diffuse muscle pain of FMS.”
From the article: “The Cohen Center for Health and Recovery from Tick-Borne Diseases, supported by a $16 million gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, will be the first in New York City to offer dedicated treatment for people with Lyme and related diseases.”
Clinical Pain Advisor: Fibromyalgia linked to hypersensitivity to heat and auditory stimuli
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From the article: “Patients with fibromyalgia may experience hypersensitivity to not only painful stimuli but also to sound and heat, which suggests that mechanisms of fibromyalgia augmentation are operant in both the spinal cord and in the brain, a study in The Journal of Pain suggests.”
From the article: “Recently, the Bay Area Lyme Foundation provided a grant of more than $2 million to support Lyme disease research at Duke in honor of Spector, who was the Sandra Coates Associate Professor in the Duke University Department of Medicine and also served on the foundation’s scientific board.”
From the article: “Using all the patient scores (instead of focusing on the last month) suggested that the drug did help reduce generalized pain and high pain scores by about 30%. The drug also seemed to work better in those in more pain.”
And an extra…
Sue Jackson/Live With ME/CFS: How to nap with chronic illness (YouTube video, 24 minutes)
My colleague Sue Jackson shares tips for effective napping when you live with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and similar conditions.
This week on FedUpWithFatigue.com…
I’m working on a project for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day next month. Click below to find out how you can help educate others about fibromyalgia!
New Lyme documentary…
A new Lyme documentary called “The Red Ring” is scheduled to debut later this year.
I couldn’t find an actual release date but I will be following the documentary’s Facebook page and let you guys know when it’s available for viewing.
Drug trial still recruiting…
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Co. is still recruiting fibromyalgia patients for its phase 3 RALLY study, which is testing whether TNX-102, a low-dose, sublingual formulation of the common muscle relaxer cyclobenzaprine, might be effective at reducing fibromyalgia-related pain.
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Holly Bertone, the founder of PinkFortitude.com, is hosting Diagnosed: Your Autoimmune Disease Game Plan + Summit on April 19-23.
A few of the many topics covered during the free five-day online event will include:
- Managing Autoimmune Fatigue
- The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare
- Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate
- Healing from the Stress
- Weight Gain, Hormone Imbalance, and Other Autoimmune Problems
- Healing Your Gut and the Connection with the Liver and Immune System
- Are Parasites to Blame?
- And much more!
Each day’s talks will be free to watch for at least 24 hours. However, if you’d rather watch at your leisure, you can purchase the summit for $47.
FYI: When you register, you’ll receive access to a free three-page guide entitled “25 Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Diagnosed with Autoimmune Disease” + other bonuses.