Week of Feb. 1, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

I really hope this weekend is more uneventful than the last one. Hubby made a surprise visit to the emergency room last Friday, and it was well into Saturday evening before I was able to bust him out of the hospital. (He’s doing fine.) 

We stopped on the way home to pick up salads for dinner. At bedtime, I noticed my stomach felt yucky. I took some Pepto and Tums and went to bed. Two hours later, I was sitting on the toilet while holding the trashcan. This continued for the rest of the night and into Sunday. The doctor at the emergency clinic said I either had food poisoning or a stomach virus and gave me three bottles of pills, which I gladly shoved down my throat. Thankfully, the worst symptoms lifted by the end of the day Monday, and I was back to “fibro normal” on Tuesday. 

Hubby kept telling me about his own food poisoning nightmare, which landed him in the hospital 20+ years ago for dehydration. “You just have a mild case of food poisoning,” he kept saying over and over as I tried not to smack him. 🙂 I guess that’s sort of like having a mild case of fibro…

This week's fibromyalgia & ME/CFS news (week or Feb. 1, 2016) | Fed Up with Fatigue

Top stories …

Another new fibromyalgia drug in the works: “Innovative Med Concepts announces receipt of FDA fast track designation for IMC-1, a novel treatment for fibromyalgia”

From About.com: “How Lyrica changes the fibromyalgia brain”

From Pain News Network: “#PatientsNotAddicts campaign launched on Twitter”

From National Pain Report: “New drug may be solution for chronic pain and eliminate risk of addiction and overdose”

Are you taking your vitamin D at bedtime? Or your magnesium with breakfast? If so, you might want to read this story on the best times to take your supplements.

Pfizer’s fourth quarter earnings are better than expected – thanks to Lyrica and other top-performing drugs.

Research & treatments …

For my Aussie readers: “Melbourne wellness clinic recruiting patients for fibromyalgia flotation therapy study”

ASSSEMBiomedics, a new ME patient-led research and treatment group in Barcelona, Spain, is starting a new ME Immune Biomarker research study.

Chinese study finds spontaneous brain electrical activities in ME/CFS patients are significantly reduced compared to their healthy peers.

From the blogosphere …

From Chronic Mom: “Finding meaning through chronic illness”

Grace is Sufficient shares a great post on “Chronic illness: You don’t get it until you get it”

Personal stories …

From Lancashire Evening Post: “I burned the candle at both ends and ended up with chronic fatigue.” 

Illinois military veterans fight for access to medical cannabis.

U.K. man with fibromyalgia founds, then expands fibro charity.

“Climbers scale height of Everest at Watford Leisure Centre and raise nearly £3,500 for ME

Odds & ends …

From About.com: “5 ‘don’ts’ for a better relationship with a fibromyalgia/ME/CFS doctor”

Filmmaker Canary in a Coalmine is looking for self-filmed videos from persons with ME/CFS.

In case you missed it …

Prohealth.com asked me to update their readers on the Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits.

Thousands of Cymbalta users are suing drugmaker Eli Lilly, claiming the company wasn't forthcoming about the frequency or severity of the drug's withdrawal symptoms. | Fed Up with FatigueOff topic …

Seeing double: 20+ animals that totally look like celebrities

Because so many of us struggle with this: “14 all natural ways to deal with restless legs syndrome.” 

The heavens just opened up for those sensitive to dairy: Ben & Jerry’s now has nondairy ice cream!

I bet we all have some of these in our medicine cabinets: “8 drugs doctors wouldn’t take.” 

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  1. If you are interested in learning the causes of fibromyalgia and the way to cure it, come to my webinar next Tuesday, Jan 31 at 4:00PM EST. Link https://join.me/sevenpillars. The DVD will be available in the future. The information is not all conventional, but true.

  2. Patrice says

    I just want to say thank you so much for putting together all this information for those of us with fibromyalgia.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      You’re so welcome! Happy to do it. I consider this my calling – my way of turning a negative health situation into something positive.

  3. Damn Donna you found a lot of interesting articles this week!!!

    Really glad you guys are feeling better! You poor things really deserve a quite and peaceful weekend!!!

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      Funny thing is I held back a BUNCH of stories this week. Lots going on in the fibro world these days. Yeah, this weekend is definitely better than last. Thanks for your comment!

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