June 10, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Top news …

Like the chronic pain community doesn’t have enough problems. Now they want to tax opioids…

Great news! The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will receive $3.2 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to find better ways to diagnose and treat ME/CFS.

Lidocaine injections found to lessen fibromyalgia pain.

This made me laugh so hard that I shed tears: “7 ways to cure your fibromyalgia” 

Leafly.com: “Best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia”

June 10, 2016 Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS research news

Research and treatments…

HealthRising: “Wine Substance Beats Lyrica in Fibromyalgia Study”

Griffith University (Australia) researchers identify malfunctioning immune cell receptor in ME/CFS patients. They say “they are getting much closer to a complete understanding of this disabling condition.”

HealthRising summarizes recent research on exercise and fibromyalgia.

Fellow fibro bloggers Grace is Sufficient and Chronic Mom review the Quell pain relief device. You can read my own review here.

I recently had the chance to try out the Quell wearable pain device. Did it reduce my fibromyalgia pain? Is it worth the investment? Read my full review here!

FDA advisory committee approves new oxycodone/naltrexone pain combo.

BelMarra: “Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and anorexia nervosa may have a common origin”

Australian review fails to find any effective pharmaceutical treatments for ME/CFS.

Study finds incidence of suicide is higher in those with ME/CFS.

Labdoor: “Top 10 magnesium supplements”

From the blogosphere…

Chronic illness blogger Laura’s Pen creates special comic to raise awareness for ME/CFS. (Worth a share on social media!)

Psychology Today: “When You’re Chronically Ill: ‘Giving Up’ Versus ‘Giving In'”

Odds & ends …

Prohealth.com: 8 ways to save money on your prescription medications

HuffPost: “7 tips for Parenting when Living with a Chronic Illness”

In case you missed it …

Here’s a sampling of recent posts from FedUpwithFatigue.com.

“Three new fibromyalgia drugs could be on the way”

Two new fibromyalgia drugs are currently in clinical trials, and a third one will be tested next year.

“My 6 favorite things for fibromyalgia relief”

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  1. Seriously?!?! What is with the deal on taxing opioids! More Govn’t control trying to mandate morality, and inadvertently punishing the chronic illness community! That kind of stuff makes me steam! These drugs are how some manage to make it through another day. Well, I just have to say, if anyone is having trouble with opioid Rx’s, and can legally obtain medical marijuana, that link to Leafly is a great resource! Leafly is an informative user friendly website. Thanks again for sharing on Chronic Friday Link-up! Pinned/Tweeted/Shared


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