11.05.2019

35 Lyme & fibromyalgia treatments that didn’t work for me (but might work for you)

Over the years, I've reviewed quite a few Lyme- and fibromyalgia-related products here on Fed Up with Fatigue. Generally, my reviews are either positive or neutral. Because of that, I'm sure some of you have wondered if I'm the placebo queen and maybe even thought, "Does anything NOT help her?" Well, the reality is LOTS of treatments don't work for me! I just don't usually share those because of limited time and energy. I'd rather focus on what works than what doesn't. But today I'm doing something a little different. I've decided to add some balance by sharing a … [Read more...]

10.08.2019

My current treatment protocol for #Lyme & #fibromyalgia (2019)

My last post in which I shared my complete treatment protocol was in December 2017, so I am WAYYYYYYYYY overdue for an update. So much has changed since then - both good and bad! At the time of my last update, I had just started working with my current Lyme/fibromyalgia doctor. I've made wonderful progress under his care. He is by far the best doctor I've ever seen. Yes, he's THAT good! I wish I could clone him and send him to every one of you who need a great doctor! At this point, I would say I'm about 2/3 of the way recovered from Lyme and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, I've had some … [Read more...]

09.23.2019

Yoga for Chronic Pain book review and an interview with the author

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Yoga for Chronic Pain: 7 Steps to Aid Recovery from Fibromyalgia with Yoga" in exchange for this book review. This post includes affiliate links. Since my diagnosis in 2014, I've read numerous articles and research studies promoting the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia. The problem is most yoga routines found online, on DVDs or at local yoga centers are just too fast-paced and intense for those of us with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme or ME/CFS. Kayla Kurin, founder of Aroga Yoga and author of "Yoga for Chronic Pain" and "Yoga for … [Read more...]

09.11.2019

Mold illness and its connection to Lyme, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

Prohealth.com recently published an article I've written about mold illness and its link to Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The headline on Prohealth specifies Lyme but I also mention fibromyalgia and ME/CFS in the article, and all of the information is pertinent to those conditions as well as Lyme disease. Click here or on the photo to read the article! I don't believe the general public and conventional medical community really understand how dangerous mold exposure can be. It isn't just an eyesore or nuisance that needs to be cleaned. Certain kinds of mold can … [Read more...]

08.27.2019

How I use medical marijuana for Lyme and fibromyalgia

A few weeks ago, I had a reader ask how I use medical marijuana as part of my treatment protocol for Lyme and fibromyalgia. I probably use medical marijuana a little differently than most people since I primarily use it for sleep and pain relief at bedtime. To explain, I've recorded a video of my current medical marijuana protocol. For those who prefer to read, the gist of the video is this: I generally don't use medical marijuana during the day because I need to be able to function for work. On really high pain days, however, I will sometimes vape marijuana and/or take a THC … [Read more...]

08.21.2019

New fibromyalgia & Lyme research studies (August 2019)

You guys liked my first new research summary so much that I've decided to keep doing them every few months! To refresh your memory or for those who are new, the following is a listing of new fibromyalgia- and Lyme-related research studies recently added to ClinicalTrials.gov. Like before, you'll notice a heavy emphasis on lifestyle-related research for fibromyalgia including studies incorporating dance, music therapy and exercise (as always). And also like before, you'll notice there are very few research studies listed for Lyme disease. I guess Lyme is so benign that it doesn't … [Read more...]

07.29.2019

Resonant Botanicals’ Painless PM & Neuro-Soothe pain-relieving lotions review + MSR maximum-strength pain-relief cream and Digest-Ease for digestive discomfort

Disclosure: I received free products from Resonant Botanicals in exchange for this review. However, all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by the company. This article contains affiliate links. If you've read my blog for a while, you probably know I'm a humongous fan of Resonant Botanicals' products. I've used their pain-relieving lotions almost exclusively for the past couple of years. I love Resonant Botanicals' products for so many reasons. They help to relieve my pain! They contain natural ingredients! They smell fantastic! They keep my skin moisturized … [Read more...]

06.03.2019

New fibromyalgia & Lyme disease research studies (May 2019)

I was on ClinicalTrials.gov earlier this month to research another article, and these bright blue boxes with the word "NEW" on them kept catching my attention as I was scrolling the pages. It seems we have quite a few new fibromyalgia and Lyme disease research studies in the works, so I thought it would be interesting to compile a summary of them. As usual, there are the typical exercise- and cognitive behavioral therapy-related trials for fibromyalgia, but there are few promising listings, too, including one that's looking at the effectiveness of cannabis for chronic pain and another … [Read more...]

04.30.2019

How to roll away your fibromyalgia pain

This is a guest post by Andrea Wool, fellow fibromyalgia warrior and founder of Autoimmune Strong, a fitness program developed for those with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. This post contains affiliate links. I was an active person before fibromyalgia changed my body. I was a go-getter, someone who threw myself into my long work days. I was a long distance runner, a gym rat, a skier. I was someone who loved to go out, to travel, to hike and camp, the life of the party. Andrea Wool, founder of Autoimmune Strong That all changed once fibromyalgia hit. I went from this … [Read more...]

04.17.2019

5 more of my favorite things for fibromyalgia and Lyme relief (2019 edition)

This article was originally published on National Pain Report and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. It may contain affiliate links.  In 2016, I shared a few of my favorite things for relieving fibromyalgia symptoms. That article is still one of the most popular ones on FedUpwithFatigue.com. A lot has happened since then, so I think it's time to publish an updated list. Below are some of my current favorites for managing and healing from fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme. I'd love to read about what's helping you in the comments section! Disclaimer: This article is for … [Read more...]

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