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...]

01.30.2018

How to choose hemp CBD oil

This article on how to choose hemp CBD oil was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  If you've researched natural pain treatments, you've likely seen articles and advertisements for hemp CBD oil, an extract of the cannabis plant that reportedly eases pain without causing euphoria like marijuana. As a chronic pain patient myself, I understand how tempting it is to hand over your credit card number in hopes of finding relief. But before you do that, know that all hemp CBD oils are not created equal! A recent study … [Read more...]

01.17.2018

How I’m using coffee enemas to reduce fatigue, brain fog and pain

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor. This article contains affiliate links. The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only.  When one of my fibro friends tried coffee enemas, I thought she was crazy. I don't even drink coffee, and I had no intention of sticking it up my butt! But after living with unresolved pain and fatigue for years, I've gotten to the point where I'll try most anything … [Read more...]

01.03.2018

Taking Back My Health | A New Year’s resolution for 2018

A quick note from Donna: I hadn't planned to cover a New Year's topic this year, but my fibro friend Andrea from Autoimmune Strong reached out to me and asked if I'd be interested in publishing this guest post. As I read it, it reminded me of how I have dropped the ball so many times by making decisions that aren't the best for my health. I'm guessing most of us can relate to that. Her post was also a reminder that I had planned to begin the Autoimmune Strong program months ago when I first wrote about it. I think it's time that I finally commit to getting started. What about … [Read more...]

12.19.2017

Best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia and how to use them

A guest post by Amanda Sobczak With no known cure and limited treatment options, living a normal life with fibromyalgia can seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, medical cannabis can help. Cannabis won’t cure fibromyalgia, but it can make it more manageable. Cannabis is a well-known pain reliever. Additionally, medical cannabis for fibromyalgia patients also helps with insomnia and nausea, further alleviating symptoms associated with the disorder. What are the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia? The key to finding the perfect strain for your symptoms is to experiment. There … [Read more...]

10.18.2017

New book gets to the underlying cause of fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links.  In recent years, I’ve read several news articles about neuroplasticity and how brain training might be helpful for reducing the pain of fibromyalgia. Since I’m so logically minded, I’m fascinated by the idea that we might be able to somehow reset the brain so it stops amplifying pain signals and other fibromyalgia-related symptoms. Last year, I learned about ANS REWIRE, a recovery program developed by Dan Neuffer for those with … [Read more...]

10.11.2017

How potatoes can help you fight fatigue

Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. Guest post by Lucy Wyndham According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 1 in every 5 Americans suffer from fatigue that hinders their daily lives. As draining as fatigue can be for an average person, it is even more debilitating in individuals suffering from underlying medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis or Lyme disease. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help … [Read more...]

10.09.2017

Three new (to me) treatments that are helping my fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme symptoms

Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor.  I'm constantly tweaking my treatment protocol for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme, hoping to find something that works better and gives relief. I've recently added a few new things that I've found beneficial and wanted to share, so here goes... Using CBD oil topically I've started adding CBD oil … [Read more...]

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