Functioning Tired: 7 important things you need to do when your doctor doesn’t believe you
From the article: “This doctor kept dismissing me when I brought up the chest pain. After the third time bringing it up to her, I finally broke down in tears. Despite my telling her that I had been to the ER multiple times for severe chest pain and that my heart rate would go all over the place, she never even bothered to take out a stethoscope to listen to my heart. I finally asked her, ‘Can you at least try listening to it?’ She looked at me as if the idea had never even crossed her mind.”
Lyme Disease Association: Johns Hopkins’ Aucott makes case for chronic Lyme disease
The director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center recently published a piece in “The Conversation,” which says it is “no longer accurate to simply argue that chronic Lyme disease doesn’t exist.”
This is a huge acknowledgement from a Lyme researcher from one of the best medical systems in the country. It will be interesting to see how the CDC and IDSA respond to his pronouncement.
Vibrant Blue Oils: Can essential oils increase energy?
Jodi Cohen from Vibrant Blue Oils shares several essential oils that might be helpful in lifting fatigue.
Special warning: Some essential oils are toxic to pets, so please do your research before using oils around your furry companions.
In this article, the husband of a woman with chronic fatigue syndrome, the sister condition to fibromyalgia, shares their experience with a newly available Lyme test.
I’m not familiar with this particular test, so I cannot vouch for its accurateness but I did notice a comment below the article that suggested this particular company doesn’t have the best track record. However, I don’t know that history either.
All this to say: If you’re interested in this particular test, do your research before shelling out the cash!
Some of you are probably wondering why not just get a Lyme test from Labcorp or Quest since health insurance generally picks up the cost. Here’s why you shouldn’t do that .
Columnist Jenna Birch was diagnosed with fibromyalgia as a teenager. It took nearly two decades to figure out the real cause of her symptoms.
And an extra…
Dr. Jockers: When heartburn medications can be dangerous
From the article: “If you’ve been to a doctor with your [digestive] issue, there is a good chance that you’ve been suggested or prescribed heartburn medications. The problem is that taking heartburn medications long-term doesn’t solve heartburn and may lead to serious health issues. Instead, I recommend natural strategies to improve your stomach acid levels for heartburn.”
This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…
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I’m finishing up a redesign of FedUpwithFatigue.com. If all goes well, we will launch the new design next week, so there may be periods of time when FedUpwithFatigue.com is down as we make the transition from old site to new site.
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