From the article: “In one of the first sections, ‘Neuroinflammation as a Peripheral Pain Mechanism,’ they assert that neuroinflammation ‘likely contributes to many of fibromyalgia’s clinical features’ … and may even produce the small nerve fiber neuropathy found in the skin and corneas of many FM patients. Not only that, but they lump FM’s allies (irritable bladder syndrome, migraine, restless legs syndrome (RLS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)) in the same basket.”
Dr. Jay Davidson: Famous people who have battled Lyme disease and coinfections
From the article: “As anyone with Lyme knows, it can affect any individual. Young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor. And this includes those often in the public eye. Many celebrities have started to share their own personal journeys with Lyme disease and its coinfections. For a topic often so underrated and overlooked – despite its spread at a pandemic level – raising public awareness is a crucial step in the right direction.”
PRNewswire.com: Therapy dogs offer new fibromyalgia management option
From the article: “The Better Together study found the patients in the treatment group were in a more positive emotional-physiologic state as a result of the animal-assisted activity session compared to the control group. People who interacted with therapy dogs saw their oxytocin levels increase significantly, while their heart rates decreased. They reported less negative emotions and more positive emotions.”
LymeDisease.org: Though more common in dogs, Lyme disease can affect cats, too (Video, about 3 minutes)
From the video description: “Experts say the signs to look out for are fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and stiffness and swelling in muscles and joints. If treated promptly, cats have a good chance at a full recovery.”
Pain News Network: How ketamine infusions helped me
From the article: “Ketamine has become a trendy new treatment for pain and depression, but it’s actually been around for decades. Chemists first discovered ketamine in 1956. By the 1960s, it was in widespread use as an anesthetic, from veterinary offices to battlefields. Ketamine is only approved by the FDA for depression, anesthesia and post-surgical acute pain — which makes its use as a treatment for chronic pain off-label.”
And an extra…
From the article: “I just finished up with a two-day medical conference called ‘Transforming The Future Of Medicine.’ There were lots of great topics presented, but one of my favorites was a simple decision-making tool that I wanted to share with you here. Although this was presented as a great way to help guide patients in making difficult health decisions, it could really work for any decision you are facing that feels overwhelming.”
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