From the article: “Cannabis therapy mitigates symptoms of the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia and is associated with a reduction in the use of other prescription drugs, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.”
Practical Pain Management: Is there evidence to prescribe cyclobenzaprine for long-term pain management?
A summary of the research on the effectiveness of cyclobenzaprine (brand name: Flexeril) for pain relief.
SolveCFS.org: Ramsay research team #1 update
Dr. Jarred Younger from the University of Alabama at Birmingham gives an update on his research study using magnetic resonance spectroscopic thermometry to measure the brain temperatures of ME/CFS patients. Younger theorizes ME/CFS may be linked to inflammation in the brain.
This could be a convenient service for those who have difficulty driving to doctor’s appointments.
From the article: “These 4 exercises are designed to be simple, fast — less than 5 minutes of your time will be required to complete them all — and low-impact enough to keep you wanting to to do them, but aggressive enough so that they may actually help you feel better.” (Applicable for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, too, if you’re physically able.)
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum is hosting a free webinar on “The Lyme disease-fibromyalgia connection | How to get well now!” on March 30 at 4 p.m. ET. If you can’t make the live broadcast, Dr. T usually sends out a replay. Register here.
Free Kindle book
I’m not sure how much longer this will be available, but as of when I’m posting this you can get a free Kindle version of “Life Beyond Fibromyalgia: A Personal Guide to Moving Forward and Leaving Struggle Behind” by Elaine Merryfield on Amazon. If you nab a copy and read it, let me know what you think!
There was no Facebook Live this week.
This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…
No new post this week due to health and home challenges, so here’s an oldie but goodie from the FedUpwithFatigue.com archives. Hopefully I will resume posting next week!