06.22.2018

June 22, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

June 22, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue

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PR Newswire: Luye Pharma bolsters its global analgesics portfolio with China class 1.1 new compound LY03012

There’s a potential fibromyalgia drug heading to clinical trials … in China!

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Fibromyalgia News Today: Exercise, good sleep and cognitive behavioral therapy best practices for fibromyalgia management, study suggests

More of the same! 🙁

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ECU News Services: Stopping Lyme disease in its tracks

An East Carolina University researcher is using a $1.69 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the movement of the Lyme bacteria in hopes of slowing the spread of this debilitating illness.

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Healthcare Medicine Institute: Acupuncture found effective for chronic fatigue syndrome

From the article: “Researchers at the Beijing Chaoyang Fatou Community Health Service Center conducted a study comparing the effects of warm needling acupuncture, standard acupuncture, and sham acupuncture. Based on the data, the researchers conclude that warm needling acupuncture is significantly more effective than using only standard acupuncture or sham acupuncture.”

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Lyme Disease Association: New Lyme guidelines on National Guidelines Clearing House

From the article: “The London-based National Guideline Centre has published new guidelines for treating Lyme disease on the National Guidelines Clearing House. The guidelines appear similar in nature to the IDSA guidelines and will not provide a benefit to patients with chronic Lyme disease. They generally provide for a 21-day treatment regimen.”

And an extra…

mindbodygreen: Why you can’t medicate your way out of poor diet & lifestyle choices

This is an older article, but still carries an important message from Dr. Terry Wahls. If you think what you eat doesn’t matter, then watch this video on how Dr. Wahls is using food to heal from multiple sclerosis. Every time I hear her story, it makes me want to eat some more broccoli! 🙂

Quick health update…

You’ve probably noticed I still haven’t resumed a regular posting schedule yet. I’ve just been publishing the news posts the past few weeks because they don’t require a lot of time or effort. Well, there’s a reason for that: My back pain has returned, and my doctor thinks I’ve probably reherniated the disc that he operated on last month. I’ll have a new MRI next week to confirm his suspicion one way or another if we can get insurance approval. I’m having quite a bit of back/butt/hip pain again, and that’s affected my ability to work. You guys know I’m not a huge fan of pharmaceutical drugs, but gabapentin is my best friend right now. It’s about the only thing that helps to reduce the nerve pain.

Comments

  1. I hope you feel better soon, Donna! I just started reading your blog in the past year & REALLY appreciate all of your posts, your time & hard work!!! I’ve had Fibro & ME/CFS for almost 30 years (wow, I’ve never said that before!) & yet I’m always learning new things or gaining support through learning what others go through & that I’m not alone. Thank you, God Bless!

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      Thank you so much, Karen! Your kind words mean a lot to me!

  2. Roberta says:

    Feel better. If Gabepentin helps you, you are one of the lucky people. I look forward to hearing more from you when you feel up to it.

  3. CarolAnn Adams says:

    Donna,
    I am so sorry for what you are going through. I pray wisdom for your doctor so that you will get treatment that you need along with a good dose of healing.
    While so many of us love your blogs and all we learn from them we totally understand your need to take some time away from posting to take care of you. If you don’t take care of you then we don’t have you here to help us (yes that is selfish)
    Wishing you health and happiness—

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says:

      Thank you, CarolAnn! I will be back soon … maybe even this week if I can manage it.

  4. Christy says:

    Thank you for keeping up the news I’ve found it very helpful. I really hope your doctor can find what’s going on and you feel better soon!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Donna, I pray that you get better soon. Thank you for all that you do. I always learn something new from your posts.
    I send you so much love and hugs your way.

  6. Denise says:

    I appreciate all of your posts, and have learned so much from them… Even tho I have had FM for over 20 years. I THOUGHT I knew a lot about FM.. how to treat it,how to deal with it, but u have taught me much more. Take care of YOU right nor

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