01.31.2020

Jan. 31, 2020 fibromyalgia & Lyme news + giveaway

Jan. 31, 2020 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news highlights: Study finds high inflammatory marker in blood of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients; judge refuses to reopen class action lawsuit against Eli Lilly over high incidence of Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms; the link between bartonella, a common co-infection of Lyme, and cancer; California considers labeling acetaminophen as a carcinogen; upcoming study will try to prove the herpes virus is the cause of fibromyalgia and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Fibromyalgia News Today: Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients have higher levels of inflammatory marker hsCRP, study concludes

It’s interesting how more research studies are now discovering different forms of inflammation linked to fibromyalgia – especially since many of us have been told by our doctors for YEARS that fibromyalgia is non-inflammatory.

Note: Fibromyalgia News Today is a subscription-based website, but it allows visitors to access 3 free articles each month. If you’ve exceeded that limit and are unable to read the article linked above, here’s a direct link to the study.

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Metropolitan News Enterprise: Change in law insufficient to justify reopening voluntarily dismissed suit against drug-maker

It’s been a long, long time since there’s been an update on the Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits but I have some news this week! The article linked above is not well-written, but the only other media who covered the hearing is Law360, and most of you can’t access that website because it’s subscription only. Hopefully, those who are interested in these lawsuits will at least be able to get the gist of what happened. Unfortunately, it’s not good news…

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LymeDisease.org: Bartonella bacteria found in some cancerous tumors in dogs

I bet some of you are wondering: Why is Donna posting an article about dogs? And what the heck is bartonella? Bartonella is another infection that’s commonly transmitted via tick bite. Many of us with Lyme, myself included, are also infected with bart. I’m posting this article because the implication of what it says is unsettling. If dogs have bartonella in their tumors, humans possibly do, too. Over the years, I’ve also heard accounts of bartonella being found in fluid drawn from breast cysts.

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Yahoo Finance: California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

From the article: “State regulators have reviewed 133 studies about acetaminophen, all of which were published in peer-reviewed journals. Some studies reported an increased risk of some types of cancers, while others did not. Overall, the review noted acetaminophen has been difficult to examine because it is hard to isolate it from other variables that could contribute to cancer, such as smoking.”

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Pest Control Technology: U.S. Biologic/Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station report field trials of orally delivered anti-Lyme vaccine targeting the field mouse

From the article: “Specifically, the authors noted that, after one year of deployment, treated sites showed a 13x greater decrease in [Lyme] infection compared to control sites (i.e., 26% drop versus 2% drop).”

And an extra…

Wendy Myers: How fluoride is making you sick and the story behind water fluoridation with Melissa Gallico (YouTube video, 56 minutes)

During this interview, Melissa and Wendy discuss the symptoms of fluoride toxicity, how fluoride is harmful to our bodies, how it came to be added to our drinking water, the best water filters to get rid of it and more!

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

Is fibromyalgia caused by the herpes virus? Drug trial this fall may answer that question

Is fibromyalgia caused by the herpes virus? Drug trial this fall may answer that question | Fed Up with Fatigue

What Works for Me: Linda Jones & Kim Willis

How two women found the energy to fight back after losing years of their lives to chronic fatigue

This article from the Belfast Telegraph explains what two U.K. women did to recover from ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), the sister condition to fibromyalgia.

Paint by numbers giveaway…

I was recently gifted the “Canadian hut by the river” paint-by-numbers kit for adults by Winnie’s Picks. Unfortunately, this particular kit is very detailed, and my eyesight is not up for the project, so I’m gifting it to someone else who might have fun with it!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter link below. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. It will end on Feb. 7, 2020, at midnight ET. A winner will be selected using Rafflecopter’s random winner generator. I will contact the winner via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be randomly selected. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Janie Brennan says

    Excited for the new Fibromyalgia drug trial this fall. Fingers crossed! Makes complete sense that an underlying virus like the herpes virus would be responsible for the development of FM. Also, just want to say thank you, Donna, for the great work you do (against all odds) on behalf of all of us. I very much appreciate every one of your posts. Hope things are going better for you recently. Many thanks.

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