From the article: “Warning signs for tick-borne illnesses are ‘very similar to the severity that we’ve seen with COVID-19, which is that fever, the muscle aches, the headaches, the severe fatigue,’ says Dr. Segal-Maurer. She believes a unique difference is that breathing problems are common in coronavirus patients, but not with those infected by tick diseases. Yet even that distinction is up for debate.”
JillCarnahan.com: Coronavirus and autoimmune disease | A look at the emerging research
Dr. Carnahan discusses how viruses like COVID-19 can trigger autoimmune illnesses and how to protect yourself from that happening.
Practical Pain Management: Two chronic pain patients share their experience with COVID
This article details the experience of a woman with fibromyalgia who contracted COVID-19.
Pain News Network: Study finds microdosing THC reduces pain levels
From the article: “‘We can conclude from the study results that low doses of cannabis may provide desirable effects while avoiding cognitive debilitations, significantly contributing to daily functioning, quality of life and safety of the patient,’ said lead researcher Elon Eisenberg, PhD, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Relief Unit at Rambam Health Care Campus in northern Israel.”
MedicalXpress.com: Placebo effect could treat pain
From the article: “In a research first, patients with high levels of psychological distress such as depression and anxiety experienced pain relief in a placebo experiment with inert cream they thought might help them. And that, say the researchers, could encourage clinicians to think about using alternative strategies other than pain medication. It could also, they say, manage pain better and reduce dependence on pain medication which can have unwanted side-effects.”
And an extra…
ViaUntethered.com: 7 things you should never say to someone with chronic illness
This is a good awareness piece to share with friends and family to help them better understand life with chronic illness.
This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…
What Works for Me: Hannah…
Blogger Hannah from HiHealthyHannah.com shares how she manages fibromyalgia, Lyme and other chronic illnesses in this Q & A.
Android app for ME/CFS…
Android device users with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) now have access to a free mobile app designed just for them!
Description from the Google app store:
“MEMap Lighter Load is a simpler tool than the original MEMap App. It is designed to help you make the transition from difficult stressy stuff towards easier, or even quite wonderful, wellbeing. This App aims to create a direction of travel FROM stressors, any load you carry and anything which depletes energy, TOWARDS lighter load lifestyles, more evenly balanced energy, genuinely relaxed healing states and better connections to things that inspire and energise. This is a journey many ‘ME recoverers’ seem to take in various different ways. The App adapts to you, your issues and your vision of where you’d like to be. It offers an engaging format and a variety of tools to build a rewarding path towards easier more nourishing living.”
Sounds interesting! I’m hoping they release an iPhone version, too!
New migraine documentary…
“Out of My Head,” an award-winning documentary on migraine, is now available on DVD. The DVD includes seven exclusive bonus scenes, closed captioning, audio description and subtitles in multiple languages. U.S. and Canadian residents can order the DVD here. Those outside of the U.S. and Canada can order here.
You can also stream the film at KinoNow.
Mind-body-groove skills training sessions…
Learn valuable skills for coping with stress, pain and the current crises occurring in our world during Dr. Andrew David Shiller’s next webinar this Monday, July 13, at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
No registration is necessary. Just click this link at the appropriate time.
If prompted, the password to enter the meeting is 447625, and the meeting ID# is 603 141 879.