May 10, 2019 fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme news


ScienceDaily: Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?

From the article: “Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance.”


Lowell Sun: Uptick of hope in battle against Lyme disease

Notice how they don’t use the word “vaccine” when that’s really what they’re working on…


Prohealth: A quick guide to 7 popular toxin binders

Binders are frequently discussed in the Lyme community but few in the fibromyalgia community have heard of them. That’s really a shame because I think a lot of people with fibro would benefit. I believe I’ve read binders were instrumental in helping the Fibro Lady recover from fibromyalgia. I know cholestyramine and bentonite clay have been incredibly useful in my own healing journey.


Health Rising: Marijuana as medicine for ME/CFS and/or fibromyalgia part 1: The science behind cannabis

From the article: “Fibromyalgia studies that have examined the relationship between cannabis use and symptom relief found that patients who use cannabis experienced a significant reduction of pain and stiffness, enhanced relaxation, and increased somnolence and feeling of well-being relative to those who do not use cannabis.”


Lady of Lyme: Lyme disease supplements and medications to help ease symptoms

Christina, the blogger behind LadyofLyme.com, has compiled a really great list of tools for Lyme disease. It’s worth the click!

And an extra…

Tiny Buddha: 45 simple self-care practices for a healthy mind, body and soul

May 10, 2019 fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue
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  1. I just came across a completed research project that had extremely promising results for fibromyalgia pain….here’s the link, and be sure to look at the table that shows before and after treatment results!
    It is a little technical, but what was really impressive was the huge amount of pain reduction (the site does have a diagram of pretreatment pain levels, then the pain levels with standard treatment of medications, and then treatment with metformin. The premise of this research was that the pain and other associated conditions of fibromyalgia are caused by insulin resistance that is not diabetes. It says the usual tests given for diabetes or insulin resistance isn’t specific enough.

  2. Sue Swain says

    SO GLAD I READ THIS! Have been wondering why so much pain this past week, and I just bet it’s the Roundup I sprayed around last week. I would still be guessing had you not shared your experience, Donna! Always appreciate your blogs.

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      I’m glad you were able to make that connection. Some of us actually have genetic mutations so that our bodies cannot properly process glyphosate. I found this out when I had my 23andme results read by a genetics practitioner, and was advised to avoid glyphosate as much as possible. I suspect glyphosate may be the cause of some of our flares with no obvious cause.

  3. You mentioned that bentonite and cholestyramine helped you heal. How did you use them? Thank you so much for your help with this and your very informative articles!

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      I use a binder once a day as ongoing maintenance. I try to use it in tandem w/ infrared sauna or coffee enemas to boost effectiveness, but some days I just use a binder on its own. I also use them whenever I’m having tummy problems. I’m planning to do an article soon on binders.

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