Note: It’s been a slow week for fibromyalgia and Lyme news, so you’ll notice #4 and #5 are older articles. I had saved both articles for my weekly news posts when they published, but just never got around to sharing them … until now!
Pain News Network: Study of fibromyalgia drug continues despite disappointing results
From the article: “[CEO Seth] Lederman said the company would continue its phase 3 trial with the patients who are already enrolled and report the results in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will then determine its next steps.”
OutbreakNewsToday.com: Lyme disease linked to psychiatric disorders
From the article: “This study found that with a single diagnosis of Lyme disease, there is a 24% increased risk of any mental disorder, including depression. With two or more episodes of Lyme disease, that risk increases to 79%.”
PainfullyLiving.com: HRV and fibromyalgia | What’s your heart rate variability?
My friend and colleague Katie Clark gives us a deep dive into heart rate variability (HRV) – what it is and how we can use it to improve our fibromyalgia symptoms. Her post includes an interview with a physician who specializes in HRV and its relationship with chronic pain.
RawlsMD.com: How to ease chronic myofascial pain
From the article: “…there’s one part of the body that typically goes ignored that may hold a critical piece of the puzzle to providing pain relief – or at a minimum, relieve some of its unceasing nature. Called the fascia, it’s an intricate web of tissue that extends throughout your body from head to toe. Here, we’ll take a closer look at this expansive connective tissue, how it contributes to discomfort and solutions for working with your fascia to lessen aches and pains.”
Note: Fellow fibromyalgia warrior Andrea Wool has created an exercise program, which focuses on the fascia, for those of us with fibromyalgia and similar illnesses.
LymeDisease.org: How stomach massage for gastroparesis can get things moving again
From the article: “For years, I had lots of daily stomach pain, nausea, reflux, and eventually I developed food allergies with mast cell activation syndrome too. … On top of all of that, at my worst I developed gastroparesis. With this condition, the stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. … In my case, the only things that ‘got things moving’ were getting a saline IV, using glycerin suppositories, and doing this truly lifesaving stomach massage.”
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Attention kratom users…
From the article: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comments on the medical use and abuse of kratom. In a notice published … in the Federal Register, the FDA said the comments will be reviewed as it prepares a response to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is considering whether to place international restrictions on kratom and six other psychoactive substances.”
Comments are due by Aug. 9 and can be submitted here.
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