Attention parents who have children with fibromyalgia: I am posting this article with reservations. I know Cymbalta has helped a lot of people over the years, so I don’t want to come across like I am demonizing any drug. However, I would urge parents to thoroughly research Cymbalta before giving it to a child.
Here’s why: About 50% of all people who try to stop taking Cymbalta experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be very severe in some people (i.e. suicide, brain zaps, etc.). Unfortunately, most doctors don’t know about the high rate of withdrawal symptoms, so they tend to either not taper at all or they taper way too fast with bad consequences.
Visit this page for more information on Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome.
LymeDisease.org: Bizarre happenings at the TBD Working Group
Author Dorothy Leland chronicles the shenanigans that occurred at the latest meeting of the federal Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group.
Every Life Lives: Fibromyalgia made simple | Calming the nervous system matters with Elaine Merryfield (YouTube video, 41 minutes)
Fibromyalgia educator and author Elaine Merryfield discusses why it’s important for those with fibromyalgia to calm their nervous systems and provides tools for doing so.
My colleague Sheryl Chan shares stress management strategies from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, “How to Relax.”
Fibromyalgia News Today: XRHealth raises $7 million to expand virtual reality support groups, clinics
Note: If you’re unable to access the article above due to Fibromyalgia News Today’s paywall, you can read the company’s press release here.
From the article: “XRHealth has raised $7 million to expand its telehealth platform which uses virtual reality to offer support groups and medical consultations for people with chronic conditions, including fibromyalgia.”
And an extra…
From the article: “Analyzing nine published studies on the subject, a team of graduate students at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health found that patients reported a 64-75% reduction in opioid dosage when used in combination with medical cannabis.”