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.”
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.”
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.
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.