Friday 5: Dec. 30, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Dec. 30, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news | Curated weekly by FedUpwithFatigue.com


Chaffee County Times: “University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy.”

This sounds like it could be a really big deal!


Fibromyalgia News Today: Remeron may provide pain relief in fibromyalgia, Japanese study suggests

Another antidepressant shows promise as a treatment for fibromyalgia. 


PR Newswire: The AVACEN 100, an over-the-counter medical device has received approval in the European Union to treat fibromyalgia. This device is already available in the U.S.


Atlanta 11 Alive: Childhood ‘kissing disease’ linked to adult chronic illnesses 

The Epstein-Barr virus could be an underlying factor in fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. 


Practical Pain Management: Victims of abuse have worse pain outcomes

From the story: “In a new study published in The Journal of Pain, researchers found that chronic pain patients with a history of abuse commonly suffer from various mental health problems, greater pain severity and compromised physical functioning. The researchers now believe that traumatic events may be a trigger to affective distress and centralized pain in these patients, something that could lead to chronic pain later in life.”

And an extra…

Elephant Journal: Why self-care needs to be our top New Year’s resolution (& how to do it right)

Upcoming book discussion…

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Members from my Facebook group, What Works for Fibromyalgia, will discuss Dr. Ginevra Liptan’s latest book, “The FibroManual,” starting the week of Jan. 9. If you’re interested in participating, here’s a link for you to join the group. I’m a big fan of Dr. Liptan’s work, and I think she brings a unique perspective to the treatment of fibromyalgia because she is a fibromyalgia warrior herself.

If you aren’t familiar with Dr. Liptan, check out my previous interview with her.

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  1. I am getting a broken link for top post 2016

  2. How many mums and grandmas have done too much over the holidays so as not to be the ‘party pooper’and then like me are on the couch for new year ? I have had fibro for at least 15 years but diagnosed for 5/6 and still I get comments like ‘but you were fine this morning?’ I get so frustrated by this illness. Three of my grandchildren live in another country and when they come over to see their dad I get to have them for a couple of days and unless I am prostrate I will see them and pacing myself goes out of the window but I am learning not to go overboard with the cleaning the kids turn my home into a playroom in fifteen mins and to have meals ready in the freezer and To go to bed when they do. This works to a degree for me. Strangely enough the children are much more in tune with my capabilities than the grown ups and accept ‘let’s watch a movie I am a little tired’ without question.
    I will not give in to this illness! It and me just have to work together.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      It is definitely a balancing act, but it sounds like you are making the best of it. Pacing and prepping ahead are so, so important w/ this condition. I hope you finally get some downtime and rest in the New Year.

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