01.22.2020

Chronically Kind Yoga review

(I received free access to Aroga Yoga's Chronically Kind Yoga course in exchange for this review. However, all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links.) I bet I can read the minds of some of you: "Another yoga-related article? Is she seriously gonna try to convince me that stretching is really gonna help my chronic illness?" I know the feeling because I've been there myself! But there's a reason why so many chronic pain-related websites are obsessed with publishing yoga articles. It's because it actually works! Below are links to a few research studies, which … [Read more...]

01.07.2020

FedUpwithFatigue.com’s top posts from 2019

Am I the only one who felt like they were just barely treading water throughout the entirety of 2019? I'm not gonna sugar coat it ... 2019 was a tough year for me, both physically and professionally, and I'm glad it's over. There, I said it. But some positives did come out of 2019! Below you'll find last year's most popular posts on FedUpwithFatigue.com, and I'm thrilled to report the top two articles cover new research into several potential fibromyalgia drugs and a possible genetic link for fibromyalgia. It's progress ... however slow!!! The other three spots are occupied by … [Read more...]

12.12.2019

6 reasons why your elimination diet failed

This article was originally published on Prohealth.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This article contains an affiliate link. When I became serious about healing from chronic illness, the first thing that made the biggest difference in my fibromyalgia symptoms was going on an elimination diet. I started in 2015 by cutting out gluten, soy, processed foods and most processed sugar. Within 30 days, I experienced a noticeable reduction in my pain. A few years later, I added dairy to my do-not-eat list after I tested positive for a casein sensitivity. Within … [Read more...]

12.05.2019

New fibromyalgia & Lyme research studies (December 2019)

It's time for another research update! The latest fibromyalgia and Lyme disease studies entered into the federal government's ClinicalTrials.gov database are summarized below. As usual, you'll notice a great disparity between the number of fibromyalgia studies vs. those for Lyme. Thank God for the supplement companies because otherwise the Lyme community would be completely left out in the cold (as usual). I'm praying Congress will pass the TICK Act so more federal funding will be earmarked for Lyme research. Find out how you can support the TICK Act here! As for fibromyalgia, there … [Read more...]

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...]

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