New York Times: FDA approves first drug designed to prevent migraines
(Posting since migraines are a common comorbity of fibromyalgia.) From the article: “The drug, Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly injection with a device similar to an insulin pen. The list price will be $6,900 a year, and Amgen said the drug will be available to patients within a week.”
Pain News Network: Four alternative therapies that help lower pain levels
Columnist Barby Ingle explores the effectiveness of the Quell pain relief device, radiofrequency ablations, reflexology and sonopuncture, also known as sound therapy. Have you tried any of these? Please share your results in the comments section!
(You can read my Quell review here.)
Global Lyme Alliance: New point-of-care test quickly detects Lyme neuroborreliosis
From the article: “A new research-based point-of-care test has been developed in Finland for detecting the Lyme neuroborreliosis spread by ticks. The test makes rapid initiation of antibiotic treatment possible for patients with borreliosis, which reduces the post-treatment symptoms related to the disease. At the same time, unnecessary antibiotic treatments can be avoided.”
Disabled Diva: My pain management plan
Cynthia Covert from the Disabled Diva shares her treatment plan for reducing fibromyalgia pain naturally.
Nabil Moghaddam: Top 10 natural supplements for gut health (YouTube video, 15 minutes)
This is one of the best summaries I’ve seen covering products for healing the gut. Well done!
And an extra…
Clean Food Crush: 30 ways to eliminate inflammation through clean eating and lifestyle
Lots of great tips here on how to reduce chronic inflammation in the body, which leads to increased pain, fatigue and other life-sucking symptoms!
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