06.14.2019

June 14, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

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Fibromyalgia News Today: Analgesic Tapentadol can reduce pain in some fibromyalgia patients, study suggests

An analgesic similar to Tramadol has been found helpful in alleviated fibromyalgia pain but only in a certain subset of patients.

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Antibiotics (journal): Disulfiram (tetraethylthiuram disulfide) in the treatment of Lyme disease and babesiosis: Report of experience in three cases

From the study: “Three patients, each of whom had required intensive open-ended antimicrobial therapy for control of the symptoms of chronic relapsing neurological Lyme disease and relapsing babesiosis, were able to discontinue treatment and remain clinically well for periods of observation of 6–23 months following the completion of a finite course of treatment solely with disulfiram.”

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Psychology Today: The trauma from living with a chronic mysterious illness

How chronic illness and an overreactive nervous system can literally change our brain. I have recently recommitted to doing the Gupta Program (which is similar to the DNRS program mentioned at the end of the article) to help with this dysregulation, and will be writing about my experience soon.

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Yahoo Lifestyle: 18 songs that were written about chronic illness

Are there any you’d add to the list? Share in the comments!

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CBS Boston: One-of-a-kind Lyme disease program at Spaulding in high demand

A Lyme warrior and her family has helped to create a special program focusing on treating the lingering effects of tick-borne illnesses, like Lyme, including pain, fatigue, and brain fog.

And an extra…

Pain News Network: WHO recognizes chronic pain as disease with new coding system

From the article: “The World Health Organization has adopted a new classification system for chronic pain, assigning it the code ICD-11 in a revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). It’s the first time the ICD will include a specific diagnostic code for chronic pain, along with sub-codes for several common chronic pain conditions.”

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This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

I’ve been working on a big project for another client so I haven’t had time to write a new post this week, but I did recently update my article on using CBD for fibromyalgia, including product recommendations at the end. Check it out!

What you need to know about CBD oil and fibromyalgia

June 14, 2019 fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue

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