Friday 5: March 2, 2018 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

March 2, 2018 #fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue & #Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue


Pain News Network: Sessions creates new task force to target Rx opioids

From the article: “U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the creation of a new task force targeting manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medication, as well as physicians and pharmacies engaged in the ‘unlawful’ prescribing of opioids.”


Health Rising: Is fibromyalgia caused by high pressure in the brain (intracranial hypertension)?

From the article: “A group from Belgium – a country not particularly known for its biological interpretations of diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome – believes that FM patent’s brains and spinal cord are under too much pressure.”


Today.com: Malfunctioning immune system may explain chronic Lyme symptoms

From the article: “Using a mouse model to explore what could be happening to unlucky patients, researchers discovered that an infection with the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, could spark an aberrant immune reaction in which cells that normally target specific pathogens become activated in a more general way. In other words, the body is attacking itself.”


Medium.com: The top 5 ways to get magnesium into your body

Magnesium is one of the most popular supplements in the fibromyalgia community. I’ve found it helpful for relieving general soreness, restless legs and foot/leg cramps. In this post, Wendy Myers covers which forms are most easily absorbed and which ones to avoid. 


Thriving with Lyme: Do you have disease? Get unstuck!  (YouTube video, 7 minutes)

This is a powerful message for those who feel stuck in their healing journey. This video is from a Lyme-related YouTube channel but the message is extremely relevant to those in the fibromyalgia and ME/CFS communities, too. 

Facebook Live…

This week, Brandi from Being Fibro Mom and I discussed coping with the anxiety of going to doctor’s appointments. Watch the replay here!

Free ActiPatch device…

If you’re a U.S. resident, you can still grab a free ActiPatch pain relief device! To request your 7-day trial, go here and the website URL and promo code are at the bottom of the article. I’d like to send a big “thank you” to ActiPatch for gifting 500 free devices to FedUpwithFatigue.com readers!

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

Unfortunately I didn’t publish a new post this week because the herniated disc in my back is flaring up again. I’m in too pain to concentrate on writing. 🙁 Hopefully this will pass soon. I have an epidural injection scheduled for next week, and I’m trying to get an appointment with my myofascial release practitioner. Please send healing thoughts because I need them!

Since I don’t have a new post, here’s one from the archives that you might have missed.

6 pain relief devices for fibromyalgia

6 pain relief devices for fibromyalgia | Fed Up with Fatigue


  1. Hope you are feeling better soon and so glad you will be having myofascial massage – it really helps me. I always look forward to reading your Fibromyalgia news each week. Best wishes

  2. Jennifer says

    Thank you for all that you do. I have been following your blog for 2 years now and your knowledge helped me understand the many artifacts of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and Lyme disease. You are in my prayers. Pain sucks. I pray that your pain is lifted from your body soon.
    Hugs & Love,

  3. Karen Jeanne Rasmussen says

    Hope you feel better soon, Donna, I enjoy reading your articles every week! I just moved back to the US after 17 years living overseas, so now that I’ll have access to more alternative treatments here in California especially, I’ll be testing various ones and hope to be able to drop the tramadol I’ve been on for a few years. Experimenting with vaping various marijuana strains is definitely helping my pain as well as fatigue. Hope you get the relief you need very soon! Karen 🙂

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