Lyme Disease Association: IDSA announces new Lyme disease guidelines
From the article: “Among the treatment recommendations, the guidelines recommend oral antibiotic therapy for most patients with Lyme disease. The recommended duration of therapy is 10 to 14 days for early Lyme disease, 14 days for Lyme carditis, 14 to 21 days for neurologic Lyme disease and 28 days for late Lyme arthritis.”
From the article: “In September, Aptinyx announced the re-activation of study sites and recommencement of patient recruitment in its Phase 2b clinical study of NYX-2925 in patients with fibromyalgia. Enrollment in the study had been suspended in March 2020 due to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.”
From the article: “The suit essentially charges that the six [authors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Lyme treatment guidelines] have been in cahoots with the insurance companies to deny appropriate medical treatment to patients with Lyme disease.”
Pain News Network: COVID-19 vaccines may be risky for people with chronic illness
From the article: “The vaccine trials have been run with volunteers, who may be more health conscious and healthier than the population at large, and people with specific disorders are excluded. As a result, safety issues for people in treatment for active cancer, people with autoimmune diseases and people with rare genetic disorders are unclear.”
From the study: “…the cannabis group presented significant improvement on the ‘feel good,’ ‘pain,’ ‘do work’ and ‘fatigue’ scores. The placebo group presented significant improvement on the ‘depression’ score after intervention. There were no intolerable adverse effects.”
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GlobalNews.ca: Montreal researchers make chronic fatigue syndrome discovery
From the article: “But researchers from the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine, led by Professor Alain Moreau, have found a blood biomarker that can help identify patients with ME. The findings could lead to better treatment for the disease, including early detection, according to Moreau.”
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I covered a few of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals that might be useful for those of us with fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme and similar illnesses. Cyber Monday is obviously over, but some items included in the list are still discounted. Check it out!
Free Lyme book
For the next few days, Dr. Bill Rawls is giving away his best-selling book, “Unlocking Lyme” – just pay shipping of $3.95. “Unlocking Lyme” is one of the better Lyme books that I’ve read over the years, so it’s definitely worth the shipping cost. Grab your copy by using the code LYMEFREE20 at checkout.
Trailer for new Lyme documentary
The official trailer for “The Monster Inside of Me,” a new Lyme documentary, is now available on YouTube. I will update you guys when the film is released.
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