From the article: “A small drug development group will soon be trialing an experimental drug not being used in other diseases in ME/CFS. Time will tell if it will work or not.”
CFS Unravelled: Leah McCullough tells of her CFS fibromyalgia (Gulf War syndrome?) recovery (YouTube video, 28 minutes)
A recovery story! Yes, it’s possible!
Those of us with chronic Lyme already knew this, but it’s nice to see it confirmed by a large research center like Johns Hopkins.
Pain News Network: FDA report calls kratom an opioid
Bad news! If you’re a kratom user, you might want to stock up now. It looks like the FDA is preparing to crack down on kratom.
Pain News Network: High dose opioids targeted under new Medicare rules
From the article: “The Trump administration has proposed new rules that will make it harder for Medicare patients to obtain high doses of opioid pain medication. If adopted, critics say the regulations could force many high-dose pain patients to be abruptly tapered to lower doses, a risky procedure that could lead to severe pain and withdrawal symptoms, or even illegal drug use and suicide.”
And an extra…
Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Dr. Herbert Benson teaches you the basics of the relaxation response (YouTube video, 9 minutes)
An overactive nervous system is one of the hallmarks of fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme and similar conditions. To feel better, it’s important to calm the nervous system and get out of the fight/flight response. This is one way to do it!