01.19.2018

Friday 5: Jan. 19, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: Fibromyalgia linked to overactive brain networks From the article: "For the first time, this research shows that the hypersensitivity experienced by chronic pain patients may result from hypersensitive brain networks," says co-senior author Richard Harris, PhD, an associate professor of anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine’s Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center." 2. Alliance for Natural Health: FDA says all homeopathic drugs are illegal If you use homeopathic remedies, you might want to stock up because the FDA may be preparing to remove certain ones from the … [Read more...]

01.12.2018

Friday 5: Jan. 12, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news + giveaway

1. Holtorf Medical Group: Is your physician treating 17 years behind the research? This confirms what I've suspected for a long time: We often know more about our condition than our doctors do.  2. Simmaron Research: Could chronic fatigue syndrome be a chronic form of sepsis?  This is an interesting idea especially since there's a similar theory floating around in the chronic Lyme world these days, and chronic Lyme is sometimes mislabeled as ME/CFS.  3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Sex hormone fluctuations regulate pain severity in women with fibromyalgia, study finds From the … [Read more...]

01.08.2018

2017’s top fibromyalgia news and research

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Last week, I spent a few hours sifting through online media archives to compile my annual list of the top fibromyalgia news. As in previous years, 2017 brought a mix of good news and bad news. The high point of the year was when our community shared the spotlight with Lady Gaga after she officially acknowledged her fibromyalgia diagnosis. 2017 also brought the hope of two new treatments while another potential fibro drug failed its clinical trial. And … [Read more...]

01.05.2018

Friday 5: Jan. 5, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. CNN.com: 2017 - The year Americans couldn't say Gal Gadot (and a lot of other words) Fibromyalgia made 2017's top 10 list of most mispronounced words.  2. Pain News Network: Most cannabidiol [CBD] oils sold online are mislabeled Buyer beware for those who use hemp CBD oil. From the article: "...a new study published in JAMA has found that nearly 70 percent of all cannabidiol (CBD) products sold online are either over or under-labeled." 3. Buzzfeed News: A controversial therapy for ME has led to claims of death threats, harassment and pseudoscience From the article: "[Lightning … [Read more...]

12.29.2017

Friday 5: Dec. 29, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

(This post contains affiliate links.) 1. Fibromyalgia News Today: Aptinyx raises $70 million to expand clinical-stage pipeline in therapies for neurologic disorders From the article: "The funds will support clinical studies of several investigational candidates, including NYX-2925, which is in development for the treatment of fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain." 2. Solve ME/CFS Initiative: 2017 ME/CFS research highlights The initiative provides a summary of some of the top ME/CFS research from the year.  3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Selenium reduced pain in fibromyalgia rat model, … [Read more...]

12.22.2017

Friday 5: Dec. 22, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news + giveaway

A quick note...I would like to wish each one of you a blessed holiday if you celebrate. It's going to be a quiet one again this year for my hubby and I since our families live out of state, and I'm not able to travel. Love you guys! 1. Pain News Network: Four infusions that can help relieve chronic pain Columnist Barby Ingle continues her ABC series on alternative pain treatments. This time, she covers infusions.  2. Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) CDE Public Review The U.S.-based National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...]

12.15.2017

Friday 5: Dec. 15, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Health Rising: Tying the brain and body together in fibromyalgia From the article: "For possibly the first time, problems with peripheral nerves in the body were correlated with central nervous system issues in fibromyalgia. Correlation is not causality, but the finding suggested that an underlying problem – still unnamed – may be producing problems in both the sympathetic and central nervous systems in fibromyalgia." 2. Claire's Comfy Corner: Strategies to help you get through a fibromyalgia flare Blogger Claire shares a long list of ideas to help weather a fibro … [Read more...]

12.08.2017

Friday 5: Dec. 8, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news + giveaway

1. TV 14 News Evansville, Indiana: Local doctor gives hope to fibromyalgia sufferers From the article: "An Evansville physician is going to the American Academy of Pain Management conference in San Antonio Wednesday, to present what could be a breakthrough finding. He suspects the chronic pain of diseases like fibromyalgia could be caused by a series of viruses." 2. Sassy Holistics: The beginner’s guide to natural healing Kristen from Sassy Holistics covers the basics of natural healing. I think these are key to regaining health.  3. Better Health Guy Blogcasts: Is your house making … [Read more...]

12.01.2017

Friday 5: Dec. 1, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Simmaron Research: Norwegian Rituximab chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) trial fails From the article: "Over the past five years or so, Rituximab has been the great hope for the ME/CFS community. The anecdotal stories of dramatic recoveries were beyond enticing. A successful trial could ultimately have led to the first FDA-approved drug for ME/CFS and relief for many, a huge shift in how the disease is viewed, and surely more research funding. That unfortunately is not to be." 2. Prohealth: Four ways CBD (cannabidiol) may help Lyme patients Columnist Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio covers … [Read more...]

11.24.2017

Friday 5: Nov. 24, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Fox 25 Boston: MGH researchers make major discovery about fibromyalgia and IBS From the article: "Researchers at Mass. General Hospital have made a groundbreaking discovery that could ease symptoms for millions of people suffering from conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander says a good proportion of patients diagnosed with those health issues may actually have a disease called small fiber polyneuropathy, SFPN." 2. HealthRising.org: Could a diet reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? A FODMAPS study suggests yes From the … [Read more...]

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