Pain News Network: Fibromyalgia linked to overactive brain networks
From the article: “For the first time, this research shows that the hypersensitivity experienced by chronic pain patients may result from hypersensitive brain networks,” says co-senior author Richard Harris, PhD, an associate professor of anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine’s Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center.”
Alliance for Natural Health: FDA says all homeopathic drugs are illegal
If you use homeopathic remedies, you might want to stock up because the FDA may be preparing to remove certain ones from the market.
RawlsMD.com: The best of RawlsMD 2017
If you have Lyme, I highly recommend signing up for RawlsMD.com’s email newsletter. The article linked above is a summary of their most popular posts from last year. Topics include the role of Epstein-Barr virus in chronic illness, the connection between Lyme and chronic immune dysfunction, the best tick repellants and much more!
Bel Marra Health: 27 best essential oils for fibromyalgia and how to use them
This is a nice overview of some of the essential oils that might be helpful for fibromyalgia.
HealthRising.org: 26 years of hell | An ME/CFS/FM recovery story
The fibromyalgia and ME/CFS communities don’t see many recovery stories, so when I happen upon one, I have to share it!
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Dr. Stephanie Davis: How inflammation is burning your health
When I started working with my latest Lyme/fibromyalgia doctor, he told me he believed most of my symptoms were caused by inflammation instead of the infections I’m fighting. He overhauled my treatment protocol to address inflammation, putting less emphasis on managing the symptoms of Lyme and fibro. I was skeptical, but four months later, I’m a believer in his theory. I feel better now than I have in a long time. I think he was absolutely correct in saying I would improve if I could reduce body-wide inflammation. It’s a different way to approach treatment and one worth exploring. You can read more about my protocol here.
Dr. Jay Davidson: 10 benefits of infrared saunas and heating pads
I’ve written about the benefits of infrared saunas in the past, and this article expands upon that topic, including tips for buying a quality, affordable sauna and how to get the most out of your sauna sessions.
Prince’s former art director shares how his life has changed after developing ME/CFS.
“Unrest” on Netflix
The “Unrest” documentary on ME/CFS is now available for streaming on Netflix. I watched it earlier this week, and Jennifer Brea did an amazing job of depicting life with chronic fatigue. Keep some tissues nearby because there were tough moments. If you don’t have Netflix, here are some other viewing options.
Dr. Bill Rawls is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. EST on “Demystifying Lyme Detox: Your Essential Guide to Effective Detoxing.” Register here.
I was happy to be included in FudgeMyLife.org’s list of “10 people who blog about chronic illness that you should follow in 2018.”