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

Dec. 22, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue

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!


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. 


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 are asking for feedback on new ME/CFS research guidelines. Comments are due by Jan. 31. 


Duke Health: Lyme study uses drug discovery methods that have fueled cancer breakthroughs

I’m super excited by this new study at Duke University being co-led by a physician who almost lost his life due to heart complications caused by Lyme disease. The study will look at potential treatments outside of antibiotics. 


Smith’s Lawyers: Chronic pain | A survival guide for partners

Are your loved ones struggling to understand your chronic pain? This article might help!


Prohealth: Is searching for THE answer making you worse? 

From the article: “…with these kinds of illnesses, desperation and striving are counterproductive. They introduce tension into our bodies which compounds the illness mechanisms, often adding quite substantially to our symptoms. Our desperation to find the answer makes our body even more difficult to treat.”

And an extra…

A Life Less Physical: The best sleeping positions for pain

This helpful infographic outlines the best sleeping positions for managing site-specific pain. 

Need a pep talk?

Nicole Arbour: How I went from disabled and suicidal to super viral (YouTube video, 14 minutes)

Warning: There are some F bombs in this video.

Group detox…

Starting Jan. 8, Tamara St. John, author of the book “Healing through Detox,” will host a free group detox program for the members of her “Healing through Detox” Facebook group. If you’re a member of Facebook, you can learn more by joining the group here.

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

Everything you ever wanted to know about surviving the holidays with chronic illness

The best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia and how to use them

The best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia and how to use them | Fed Up with Fatigue

Salonpas giveaway #2…

A few weeks ago, Hisamitsu America, the maker of Salonpas, sent me a HUGE care package in celebration of releasing two new over-the-counter lidocaine-based pain-relieving products. There were so many Salonpas goodies in the box that there’s no way I will ever be able to use them all, so I’ve decided to split them up and give them away to my readers! This is the second of three giveaways I’ll be doing over the next few weeks.

This package of Salonpas products includes:

Salonpas giveaway | Fed Up with Fatigue

Click here for more information on the Salonpas line of products or to find out where to buy them.

Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. It will end on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at midnight eastern time. I will contact the winner via email.

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  1. Andrew Howard says

    Hi Donna.
    My name is Andrew and found your blog after doing some research about Fibromalgia.
    Can i say from the outset that you are a person to be marvelled at your dedication with dealing with this horrible desease along with your lyme disease diagnosis.
    How you deal with both is deyond me.
    I ha e lived with fibro for more than 30 years and only recently wad diagnosed.
    Whatever you do in the future please please continue with your blog.
    Your courage and and continued commitent provides me with hope that one one day a cure may be found so other people afflicted with these disesaes dont have to go through what most of do on a daily basis.
    Please keep up the great work.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      Thank you so much, Andrew! I’m happy that you found my site and hope you find the info on Fed Up with Fatigue helpful. Gentle hugs to you!

  2. Loretta A White says

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2014 after I had a 4 level cervical fusion. I have taken 5 different anti-depressant drugs and they give me severe diarrhea and stomach pains. I have had IBS since I was 12 yrs old. I’m 56 now. The pain and burning I have in my hands , my whole left side and feet has me in tears at times. I’m so tired at times I’m afraid I will just stop breathing. I have prayed for GOD to just take me in my sleep. I’m in North Carolina and I can’t find a doctor that really knows how to treat fibromyalgia. Do you or your readers know of any physicians in the Charlotte NC area? Please help me.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      Hi Loretta, hopefully someone in your area will see this and be able to share some names w/ you. One idea is to contact your local fibromyalgia support group and ask them for physician recommendations. The support groups always know the best doctors and which ones to avoid.

    • Dr Jerome Lerner is In AZ and he is a physiatriast, an MD IN PT…I learned while he was here in WI that fibro is allergy related to foods and drugs.
      You can do an Elisa Act test which insurance does not pay for anymore at Serramune physicians lab in VA which I did when Medicare paid for it.
      Whala…..I had everything on that test that I was allergic to and it’s a blood test. I stopped eating using anything on there my fibro went away.

      And it’s still gone.


  3. SammyJo Willkinson says

    Free samples of Ted’s Pain Cream
    For anyone who wants to try this resveratrol cream that completely stopped my husband’s daily cervicogenic migraines.
    Each 5 gram sample is is enough for 3 applications to an area like the neck.
    So this is enough for 4 days.

    Go to this page, put in your mailing address, and say
    “Hi David,
    Samantha told me this cream helped her husband’s neck headaches. Please send me 3 sample packs.”


    Here it is on Amazon $20 for 3 oz tube that lasts several months

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