July 20, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news


Prohealth: The Cortene chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) drug trial begins

I’ve read this drug may also hold promise as a potential treatment for chronic Lyme disease.


Pain News Network: New treatments on horizon for chronic pain

From the article: “A new drug application has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for an ‘opioid of the future’ that is less addictive, and research has uncovered a new way to treat neuropathic pain long term with a single injection.”


Cit2Bit Channel: Realizing remission in Lyme | Toxic is disease (YouTube video, 18 minutes)

If you’re struggling to get chronic Lyme (or fibromyalgia) under control, watch this video! It discusses how toxicity in the body can stymie your recovery. Last fall, my new Lyme/fibro doctor changed the focus of my treatment from killing bacteria to reducing inflammation and detoxing the body. That shift has been an absolute game changer for my recovery. I think toxicity is a piece of the puzzle that’s being overlooked by so many in the Lyme and fibro communities.


LDNScience.org: LDN chosen as first choice for treating fibromyalgia and CFS/ME pain

If you’re a subscriber, then you know I’m a huge fan of low-dose naltrexone as a treatment for fibromyalgia pain. Looks like some doctors are fans, too! (If you’re unfamiliar with LDN, check out my resources page.)


Counting My Spoons: Could food sensitivities be making your fibromyalgia symptoms worse?

My fibro friend Julie Ryan shares how what you eat could be intensifying your symptoms. Overhauling my diet has been a big part of my ongoing recovery from chronic Lyme and fibromyalgia. In the past, I’ve written about how going gluten free may help fibromyalgia and my recent experience with giving up dairy.

And an extra…

TheMighty.com: An A-to-Z of coping mechanisms and positivity for a life with chronic pain

Contributor Elizabeth Sirrell shares a list of ideas for coping with chronic pain.

July 20, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue


  1. Wow, that Cortene trial is very exciting. I have fibro, CFS, PTSD and POTS and know that they are all just symptoms of a limbic system dysfunction. It’s nice to see researchers finally heading in the right direction!

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