Medical News Today: Two herbal compounds may beat antibiotics when treating Lyme disease
This latest Johns Hopkins study sounds promising! I know Japanese knotweed, one of the plants mentioned, has been used by Lymies (myself included) for years now.
Fibromyalgia News Today: Addiction medicine naltrexone may relieve tenderness, fatigue in fibromyalgia, pilot study shows
From the article: “In both trials to date, naltrexone was found to significantly reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia in 57-60% of patients, compared with a placebo. The participants were treated for eight to 12 weeks, a daily dose of 4.5 mg.”
A Balanced Belly: 16 tips to gluten and dairy-free batch cooking and meal prep
Some helpful ideas for those of us who are gluten and/or dairy free!
From the article: “What this means for patients going into a consultation hoping to support Lyme disease treatment with Āyurveda is that it may appear the practitioner isn’t prescribing herbs or therapies that would seem to eradicate the Lyme bacteria at all. This can be the biggest hurdle Westerners will grapple with that prevents them from giving Āyurveda serious consideration.”
You might not be familiar with the term “allodynia,” but chances are you’ve experienced it if you live with fibromyalgia!
And an extra…
Living an Everyday Kind of Life: 33 ways to rest well with ME/CFS
While the author of this article has chronic fatigue syndrome, the tips also apply to those of us with other energy-limiting conditions like fibromyalgia and Lyme. Lots of good tidbits here!
Are you on long-term antibiotic therapy for Lyme?
I’m sure most of you are aware of what’s going on with the coronavirus. I’m not sure if this situation is really leading to a pandemic or if the media is just hyping this virus up for ratings, but I did want to make my fellow Lymies aware of this article:
The article indicates there may be shortages of certain antibiotics, including doxycycline, the most common antibiotic used for Lyme. I don’t want to alarm anyone, but did want to let you guys know in case you need to reach out to your physicians to discuss preparations.