Nov. 1, 2019 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news

1. GlobeNewsWire.com: Aptinyx announces results of phase 2 fibromyalgia study of NYX-2925 have been selected for late-breaking presentation at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting From the press release:  "'The results from this study are very encouraging based on our previous demonstration of the relevance of these neural markers in patients with fibromyalgia,' said Steven Harte, Ph.D., associate research scientist and director of sensory science at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. 'We were able to objectively measure that NYX-2925 is affecting the apparent … [Read more...]


Oct. 25, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: 2 proteins identified that may play role in underlying mechanisms of fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, study finds From the article: "Results of the study ... suggest that these proteins could take part in underlying pain mechanisms involved in these disorders. However, additional studies are still warranted to better understand their role." 2. LymeDisease.org: Donate samples to Lyme Disease Biobank to aid research From the article: "Tissues donated to the [Lyme Disease Biobank] will be made available to approved researchers. This will provide the … [Read more...]


Oct. 18, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

1. ScienceDaily.com: New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes From the article: "...our test could easily be used directly in a doctor’s office, obviating having to send the samples out to a laboratory that needs at least a couple of hours, if not days, to get test results.” 2. The Globe and Mail: Studies show sound baths can improve not only mood but also physical symptoms such as chronic pain From the article: "Bartel has also studied fibromyalgia patients, who suffer from widespread musculoskeletal pain, as well as memory issues, fatigue and mood problems. When … [Read more...]


Oct. 11, 2019 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news

1. UPI.com: Psychedelic drug therapy enters new era with Johns Hopkins center From the article: "Johns Hopkins University researchers plan to use psychedelic drugs to attack some of society's toughest problems at a new research center, including smoking, depression, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, Lyme disease and even addiction to opioids. Private donations of $17 million have been pledged for the new Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research, which opened this month in Baltimore." 2. KWWL.com: University of Iowa researchers receive $13 million in grants to … [Read more...]


Oct. 4, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. Health Rising: New anti-CGRP migraine drugs disappear both migraine and fibromyalgia for Liz From the article: "This year, after switching neurologists, though, her new doctor suggested one of the new CGRP inhibiting [migraine] drugs – Ajovy. ... In the 39 days since starting Ajovy, she’s had but a single slight migraine and, get this, no fibro flares since then." 2. Global Lyme Alliance: Global Lyme Alliance reveals several drugs and drug combinations that show success in treating Lyme disease This is a really nice overview of GLA-funded research for Lyme treatment. I'm so … [Read more...]


Sept. 27, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. RebuildingWellness.com: 20 reasons why your supplements aren’t working From the article: "When I recommend a natural remedy or protocol to others in the chronic illness community, it’s not uncommon to hear them say, 'I’ve already tried that. It didn’t work for me,' which then opens the door for further investigation." 2. Bay Area Lyme Foundation: In search of a cure for Lyme disease | The disulfiram story From the article: "While not every patient has had as dramatically favorable an outcome ... Dr. Liegner remains very impressed by the utility of disulfiram and has not seen … [Read more...]


Sept. 20, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: DEA proposes more cuts in Rx opioids From the article: "For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing steep cuts in the supply of hydrocodone, oxycodone and three other opioid painkillers classified as schedule II controlled substances." 2. HealthRising.org: Could an Alzheimer’s drug disaster end up helping ME/CFS and fibromyalgia? From the article: "...the silver lining in the Alzheimer’s drug development fiasco may be the development of a drug or protocol that could help with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and … [Read more...]


Sept. 13, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. Cornell Chronicle: Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020 Recently, we've had quite a number of news articles announcing new Lyme tests. I'm actually excited about this one, however, because it is a DIRECT Lyme test, meaning it's looking for parts of the Lyme bacteria, not just the body's immune response (antibodies) to Lyme like current testing. 2. MedicalDialogues.com: Obese women experience more severe fibromyalgia symptoms A Spanish study has found fibromyalgia symptoms are more severe in women who are overweight or obese. The article above provides a … [Read more...]


Sept. 6, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. ScienceDaily.com: An innovative new diagnostic for Lyme disease From the article: "In new research, Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, and his colleagues describe an early detection method for pinpointing molecular signatures of the disease with high accuracy." 2. Prohealth.com: What causes fibromyalgia itching and how to make it stop My Prohealth editor Karen Lee Richards tackles one of the most annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia and how to manage it. 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Altered gray matter volume in … [Read more...]


Aug. 30, 2019 Lyme and fibromyalgia news

1. Kate the (Almost) Great: What to do when a doctor isn’t listening to you I bet almost everyone with fibromyalgia or chronic Lyme have experienced this. I know I have many, many times! 2. LymeDisease.org: Lyme patient/physician coalition goes international More than 60 groups from six different countries have united to oppose the Infectious Diseases Society of America's proposed Lyme disease treatment guidelines. This article includes links to the guidelines and info on how to submit your own comments. 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: ASIC3 protein may be involved in … [Read more...]

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