From the article: “Approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or lesser quantities in the microbiomes of participants suffering from [fibromyalgia] than in the healthy control group. …We also saw that the severity of a [fibromyalgia] patient’s symptoms was directly correlated with an increased presence or a more pronounced absence of certain bacteria – something which has never been reported before.”
LymeDisease.org: Working group’s abrupt shift excludes Lyme patients
Changes to the membership and functioning of the newly reconstituted federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group don’t bode well for chronic Lyme patients.
From the article: “NYX-2925 significantly reduced the levels of glutamine in critical brain regions that regulate pain, compared with the placebo. Furthermore, the decrease in glutamine levels in one of these specific brain regions correlated with reduced clinical pain.”
From the article: “Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease.”
From the article: “According to the study, patients began the six-month trial with a baseline pain intensity of 9.0 on a scale of zero to 10. At the end of the six-month assessment period, median pain intensity reduced to 5.0. Furthermore, 194 patients (81.1 percent) experienced at least some improvement in their condition without any serious side effects.”
And an extra…
LymeDisease.org: Companion bill to bipartisan TICK Act introduced in the House
From the article: “Reps. Chris Smith (NJ) and Collin Peterson (MN) have introduced new legislation to create a new national strategy to aggressively fight Lyme disease and target an additional $180 million to boost funding for research, prevention and treatment programs.”
Be back soon…
I’m working on a non-blogging related writing project this month. I plan to resume posting new articles on Fed Up with Fatigue in early July! Stay tuned!