This is a really good list of fibromyalgia-related research projects supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It gives me hope…
Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements and good night’s sleep may help to manage pain
I’ve supplemented with vitamin D for many years because of I was deficient, but I can’t say that it does anything to lessen my pain. How about you?
KGUN9.com: Could green light put a stop to your pain?
This sounds like the placebo effect to me but what if?
If you have a kitty babies and use topical pain relievers on yourself, you need to read this!
TheMighty.com: Why I’m urging everyone to create a tick kit
Wildlife experts have predicted an uptick (pun intended) in Lyme disease cases this year because of a surge in the mouse population. This article includes instructions on how to create a simple tick kit to be used in case you’re bitten.
By the way, there’s been a meme (i.e. a graphic) circulating on Facebook that says to apply peppermint essential oil to the tick to force it to let go of its bite. Please do NOT apply anything to the tick. Applying oils, petroleum jelly, rubbing alcohol, etc. will potentially cause the tick to regurgitate the contents of its stomach, which increases your chance of contracting Lyme. Here are instructions for the right way to remove a tick.
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