June 21, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news


EurekAlert: Gut bacteria associated with chronic pain for first time

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.


Fibromyalgia News Today: NYX-2925 continues to significantly reduce pain severity marker in phase 2 trial, top line data shows

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.”


Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech researcher discovers cellular contributor of Lyme arthritis that could open door to treatment

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.”


HighTimes.com: Study finds cannabis may be suitable treatment option for fibromyalgia

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!

June 21, 2019 fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue


  1. Bernadine says

    Love the article on cannabis and fibromyalgia. I live in a medical cannabis state and have had great success in managing my fibromyalgia symptoms over the last year and a half. It was very much a trial and error kind of deal but once I found what worked for me, I became a believer. I also suffer from RA, migraines and IBS. All of these have shown dramatic improvement, and I’ve been able to reduce or stop many of my medications. It’s not a cure but when combined with other healthy choices, it can be managed better. I still have pain and fatigue at times but am far better than where I was just a year ago.

    Donna, thank you for all that you do in putting together information for all of us. It’s been a wonderful source of good information that I’m able to not only use for myself but also provide to other people dealing with the same issues.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      I’m so glad you’re finding the info on my site useful! Also happy to hear that cannabis is helping you! I’m a medical marijuana user, too, and it has really helped my sleep quality!

  2. Ann Titus says

    I like you was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 9 yrs ago, & also like you was under extreme stress , taking care of my Mom she was living with terminal cancer, my son had a crashed his no you motorcycle,and was in teams center for 30 days .While taking care of those I loved, and working inr a state facility for mentally & physically disabled adults, I was attacked by a resident,& forced into retirement( this resulted in a very long battle between the state & lawyers, I had very little say in the proceedings. I went through multiple surgerys, and am forever in pain though it is localized. My point I believe with all my heart that STRESS appears to be a link among US who really have fibro!

  3. Leona L Pond says

    Just a note to say thanks for helping us to stay informed, it means a lot! It renews our hope and we really need that sometimes.

    Leona Pond

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