I’m thrilled to see this announcement! Please consider signing the accompanying petition.
(Are you aware the standard testing used by most medical facilities misses around half of all Lyme cases? If you have fibromyalgia or ME/CFS and have tested negative for Lyme in the past, please read this! Since my diagnosis with chronic Lyme in 2016, I’ve had a number of fibro friends who have paid out of pocket for better testing and found out they have chronic Lyme. People with chronic Lyme are frequently misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia and/or ME/CFS.
From the article: “A common treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome should be scrapped immediately, according to one of the UK’s leading experts in the illness.”
Pain News Network: Study finds opioid medication effective for chronic pain
From the article: “Nearly two-thirds of the patients (63%) who participated in the 15 studies demonstrated ‘a clinically meaningful response’ to opioids as a treatment for chronic pain. Their physical function only improved marginally, and researchers say there was no positive or negative effect on the patients’ mood. Interestingly, adverse effects were similar in the patients who took opioids and those who were given placebos.”
Fibromyalgia News Today: Venlafaxine reduces fibromyalgia symptoms in women without depressive disorder, study shows
From the article: “Treatment with the antidepressant venlafaxine (brand name Effexor XR) reduces pain, muscle stiffness, and interference in daily life in women with fibromyalgia who don’t have depressive disorder, according to researchers.”
Dr. Laura Koniver: Grounding for chronic disease (YouTube video, 11 minutes)
Dr. Koniver discusses how the simple practice of grounding (also called earthing) can help heal chronic conditions.
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Ashok Gupta from the Gupta Programme is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, May 30, at 1 p.m. EDT, on how to “Deepen Your Sleep to Help Your Recovery” from fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and similar conditions. Register here. (You must have a Facebook account to attend.)
Could your home be contributing to your illness? That’s the topic of the upcoming Toxic Home Transformation Summit, free and online, from June 25-July 1. You can learn more and register here.
This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…
I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks as I recover from back surgery. Since I didn’t have a new post this week, I’m sharing one of my favorites from the archives.