From the article: “Virios Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing novel antiviral therapies to treat chronic pain and fatigue-related diseases, announced today that all 41 sites involved in its ongoing 460 patient phase 2b fibromyalgia (FM) trial are now fully activated and enrolling patients.”
Find out if there’s an IMC-1 trial site near you and how to qualify: Clinical trial sites for potential antiviral/anti-inflammatory fibromyalgia drug (aka IMC-1)
Read more about IMC-1: Is fibromyalgia caused by the herpes virus | Drug trial may answer that question
From the press release: “Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the company has decided to stop enrollment in the phase 3 RALLY study of TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablets) 5.6 mg for the management of fibromyalgia following an unblinded, pre-planned interim analysis by the Independent Data Monitoring Committee of the RALLY study.”
I have to say I’m shocked by this outcome. TNX-102 was successful in treating fibromyalgia pain during a previous phase 3 trial, which used the same parameters as this one. So, how does it work in one trial but not the other? After good results from the initial trial, I really thought this second trial was just a formality and that TNX-102 would be available to the fibromyalgia community within the next couple of years.
Read more about TNX-102: Potential fibromyalgia drug hits pain-relieving goal in clinical trial
LymeDisease.org: Increased Lyme funding now included in House appropriations bill
From the article: “Two amendments to increase federal funding for Lyme disease were agreed to on the House floor to be included in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Labor HHS Appropriations bill, H.R.4502. The FY Labor HHS Appropriations bill, which will be voted on for final House passage later this week, is expected to be approved by the House. This is a big victory because the House increased the CDC Lyme budget by 50% from $16M in FY21 to $24M in FY22, and new $5M funding for the LymeX Innovation Accelerator program was also approved.”
Pain News Network: How chronic pain disrupts emotions
From the article: “Gustin and her colleagues at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) used advanced neurological imaging to scan the brains of 48 people. Half of them lived with a chronic pain condition, while the other half had no history of chronic pain and served as a control group. Their findings, recently published in the European Journal of Pain, showed that participants with chronic pain had significantly lower levels of GABA than the control group – a pattern that was consistent regardless of the type of chronic pain.”
TreatLyme.net: Brain fog in Lyme disease: You can fix it
In this article, Dr. Marty Ross shares a protocol for reducing Lyme-related brain fog. Looking at his recommendations, I think his protocol would probably help with fibromyalgia-related brain fog, too.
And an extra…
Intuition-Physician.com: Your ultimate at home guide + how to diagnose electrohypersensitivity with your physician
From the article: “Exposures to manmade [electromagnetic fields] are causing increasing health issues, yet exposures to natural sources of EMFs (the Schumann frequency, from the earth) [are] an absolutely crucial component of maintaining long-term health in living tissues. The reason that both artificial, manmade EMFs and natural, earth-produced EMFs affect our health so much is that every single cell in your body, every fluid in your body, every cell membrane in your body, every organ system in your body… every single inch of you from head to toe (except your hair!) is conductive.”
Amazon Prime Day favorites…
I’ve compiled a list of the most popular fibromyalgia- and Lyme-related items purchased by my readers during the Amazon Prime Day event last month.
Best blogs list…
I’m happy to be included in GetBlogged.net’s 2021 list of best chronic illness blogs! I am in good company, so be sure to check out the others on the list.
This week on FedUpWithFatigue.com…
Note: This post is a departure from my usual work since it has nothing to do with fibromyalgia or Lyme disease. However, I thought some of you might find this interview interesting since I have a lot of older readers who are familiar with Howard Hughes and the events of his life.