From the article: “The studies from this Dutch group suggest that FM and ME/CFS are both similar and different. Dramatically increased levels of muscle activation are seen in both. In fibromyalgia, abnormally high muscle conduction velocities occur at very low force levels. This appears to result from a constant stream of signals from the central nervous system that’s leaving the muscle membranes in a constant state of near activation.”
LymeDisease.org: CDC serves up same old wrongheaded Lyme advice
Dorothy Leland, vice president of LymeDisease.org, shares commentary on the recent “Lyme Disease Updates and New Educational Tools for Clinicians” webinar sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It seems the CDC is still perpetuating false information to the detriment of millions patients who desperately need the correct diagnosis and treatment.
My colleague Shelley from Chronic Mom tries out the SOLIS Pain Relief System, an FDA-approved device that uses electrical nerve stimulation with electric pulses to relieve pain.
Dr. Andrew David Shiller: Why Does Chronic Pain Happen & What Can You Do About It? Part 1/3 (YouTube video, 10 minutes)
In this three-part video series, Dr. Shiller explores some of the reasons why chronic pain develops and what you can do to help yourself.
Link to part 2 (11 minutes)
Link to part 3 (12 minutes)
Wow, they’re essentially developing Frontline (that once-a-month tube of liquid that you put on your dogs/cats for fleas) for adults!!!
From the article: “TP-05 is not a vaccine. Rather, it is an oral systemic formulation of lotilaner. Other formulations of the drug have been used successfully to control fleas and ticks in household pets. The drug paralyzes and kills parasites by inhibiting parasite-specific GABA-Cl channels before the ticks can transmit Borrelia into humans.”
And an extra…
Pain News Network: MindMed investigating use of psychedelics to treat chronic pain
From the article: “Interest in using psychedelics to treat medical conditions has been growing in recent years. Preliminary research suggests that microdoses of LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and other psychedelics may offer a new way to treat pain. The exact mechanism in which psychedelics have an analgesic effect is not fully understood, but early research indicates that LSD can modulate serotonin receptors that help regulate pain and inflammation.”
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