From the article: “The dosing of the first patient in this phase 2b trial marks an important milestone for Virios as we develop new, combination antiviral therapies to improve care standards for patients suffering from chronic diseases like fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome,” said Greg Duncan, chairman and chief executive officer of Virios Therapeutics.
Medical News Today: Plant-derived compound may help treat chronic pain
From the article: “A recent study, which features in the journal Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, showed that a plant-derived compound called conolidine might work to increase opioid peptides’ pain-regulating activity, suggesting that it could be a safer alternative to opioid drugs.”
From the article: “We asked patients what their treatment approach was and listed four options a) antibiotics, b) alternative treatments, c) both antibiotics and alternative treatments, and d) no treatment at all. High treatment response was most closely associated with the use of antibiotics compared to patients who were using alternative treatments alone or forgoing treatment altogether. Treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease was far higher among well patients (76%) and high responders (59%) compared to non-responders (38%).”
Through the Fibro Fog: What is medical gaslighting? Do women experience it more often?
From the article: “As described by Health.com, ‘gaslighting’ happens when one person tries to convince another to second-guess their instincts and doubt their perception that something is real. Medical gaslighting happens when health-care professionals downplay or blow off symptoms you know you’re feeling and instead try to convince you they’re caused by something else – or even that you’re imagining them.”
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From the article: “…in a pre-specified subgroup analysis of subjects with elevated baseline pain sensitivity, the active treatment group exhibited a significant and clinically meaningful improvement compared to sham (sham 3.09±0.40, active 4.24 ± 0.37, p=0.032).”
A lot of you are probably aware that I’m a big fan of the Quell pain relief device. As far as devices go, it’s one of the only ones that’s ever significantly reduced my chronic body-wide pain.
I’ve written two articles about the Quell over the years. Links are below.
And an extra…
CFS Unravelled: Understanding neuroplasticity for recovery from fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS & MCS (YouTube video, 1 hour)
In this interview, ANS Rewire creator Dan Neuffer discusses neuroplasticity and how it can aid in healing from conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Worth the listen!