Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news (week of Dec. 28, 2015)

I wasn’t planning to publish a news post this week because I’ve had family visiting from out of town, but I saw several New Year’s-related stories that are worth sharing. Hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Day and that your recovery is speedy if you happened to have celebrated last night! 

This week's fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news (week of Dec. 28, 2015) | FedUpwithFatigue.com

Top story …

Leading researcher says ME/CFS will be “solved” in three to five years.

Looking forward and back …

Grace is Sufficient gives us tips on how to set and achieve goals when living with chronic illness. This is timely info for the New Year! And About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo also tackles the topic of goal setting with fibro and ME/CFS.

“A Chronic Illness Warrior’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions”

National Pain Report revisits its top fibro posts from 2015 and also reflects on why “2015 is a Big Year for Medical Marijuana.” 

Research & treatments …

Health Rising gives us more information about AVACEN 100, a new pain relief device for fibromyalgia and other conditions.

Fibromyalgia sufferers have known about the benefits of Epsom salt for years, and now the research is catching up.

I can’t vouch for how good this research study is, but I’m passing it along in case someone finds it of interest: “Acupuncture Alleviates Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

In case you missed it …

Pain News Network published my story on low-dose naltrexone and how it’s becoming an emerging treatment for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.

Low dose naltrexone is an emerging treatment for fibromyalgia. In early research studies, about 65 percent of patients experienced a significant reduction of symptoms.

Odds & ends …

“How Winter Weather Affects Fibromyalgia”

If you have fibromyalgia and/or ME/CFS, should you get a flu shot or not? 

Fellow fibro blogger Fibro Daze shares “9 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain at Home.” 

Sometimes the pressure we put on ourselves to get better just makes us feel worse, says ME/CFS Self-Help Guru.

A heart-warming story of how Christmas came early for a Tulsa woman with fibromyalgia and her family.

Off topic …

Eye candy: National Geographic’s top 20 photos from 2015.

Who would’ve thought? “Broken Down Into Its Ingredients, a Chicken McNugget is Strangely Beautiful

And keeping the McDonald’s theme going … “The Dark Side of McDonald’s World-Famous Fries”

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