03.13.2020

March 13, 2020 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

March 13, 2020 fibromyalgia & Lyme news highlights: Researchers discover hormone that predisposes women to feeling more pain than men; how the CDC’s poor response to coronavirus mirrors its abysmal handling of the Lyme disease epidemic; new study finds cannabis effective as a treatment for fibromyalgia; what those with compromised immune systems can teach us about protecting ourselves from coronavirus and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Tech Explorist: This hormone causes women to experience more pain than men

From the article: “Dopamine D-2 receptor agonist drugs that limit prolactin release, such as cabergoline, commonly are used for other diseases, and are not addictive. These drugs, possibly in conjunction with other classes of medications, may help treat those pain conditions in women more effectively without the addictive properties of opioids.”

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Forbes.com: Lessons from Lyme disease | Six reasons the CDC’s COVID-19 failure was predictable

I see quite a bit of overlap in how the CDC has approached Lyme over the past few decades vs. how it’s now bungling the handling of the coronavirus. If you’ve ever wondered why the government doesn’t acknowledge the existence of chronic Lyme, this article explains some of the controversy.

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Project CBD: New study shows cannabis is effective for fibromyalgia

From the article: “Between a third and half of the patients experienced notable benefits with respect to sleep, anxiety, depression, and pain symptoms. The majority of patients were overweight or obese, and cannabis seemed to be more effective for heavier patients.”

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Dr. Richard Horowitz: Coronavirus information

Dr. Richard Horowitz, one of the nation’s most well-known Lyme specialists, gives tips on protecting yourself from coronavirus.

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Pain News Network: Avoiding coronavirus | Lessons learned from people with weak immune systems

From the article: “As the highly contagious new coronavirus continues its spread through the U.S., the general public could learn a thing or two from Amelse and the millions of other Americans with weakened immune systems who already live by rules of infection control.”

And an extra…

PopSugar: This website is dedicated to selling lingerie for women with disabilities because it’s about time

A fashion designer was inspired to create a line of disability-friendly undergarments by her mother who has fibromyalgia. The only thing I’m wondering is where are the granny panties? Some of the styles in the slideshow are a little skimpy for me, lol! (The granny panties are on the Intimately.co website.)

Liberty Lotion sale…

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Through March 17, Liberty Lotion CBD products are on sale for 40% off. The discount will be applied at checkout. No promo code needed.

You can read my previous reviews of Liberty’s CBD lotion and CBD oil.

Boosting immunity against coronavirus…

Ashok Gupta, creator of the Gupta Program, is hosting a Facebook Live on Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. on the topic “Boost Immunity Against Coronavirus & Overcome Health Anxiety.” Learn more and register here.

Last week, Ashok did a Facebook Live on how the Gupta Program can benefit those with chemical, mold and food sensitivities. Catch the replay here.

I’m a big believer in the Gupta Program since I’ve personally benefited from it. I just need to find the commitment within myself to stick with it long term!!! You can read my review of the Gupta Program here.

What Works for Me: Keilly Parker

Pontefract social worker with fibromyalgia devotes her time to helping others with chronic illness

Keilly says she is 95% recovered from fibromyalgia using a multifaceted approach to treatment.

March 13, 2020 fibromyalgia & Lyme news highlights: Researchers discover hormone that predisposes women to feeling more pain than men; how the CDC’s poor response to coronavirus mirrors its abysmal handling of the Lyme disease epidemic; new study finds cannabis effective as a treatment for fibromyalgia; what those with compromised immune systems can teach us about protecting ourselves from coronavirus and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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