May 31, 2019 fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme news


Lymedisease.org: Bill calls for $100 million to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

From the article: “In a bipartisan effort to improve research, prevention, diagnostics and treatment for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, U.S. Senators Susan Collins, of Maine, and Tina Smith, of Minnesota, today introduced the Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout (TICK) Act.”


Fibromyalgia News Today: Altered reflexes in spinal cord may contribute to fibromyalgia pain, study finds

From the article: “Spinal cord reflexes were more sensitive to pain in fibromyalgia patients than in those who didn’t have fibromyalgia, even though this response was not correlated with pain duration or tender points.”


Richard Semelka: What to do if your doctor wants you to get a GBCA-enhanced MRI

MRIs using gadolinium contrast are being linked to fibromyalgia and other illnesses. Here are tips on what to do if your doctor recommends getting one!


Dovepress: Clinical association of vitamin D and serotonin levels among patients with fibromyalgia syndrome

This study gives a clue into why some fibromyalgia patients respond favorably to certain antidepressants.


Lori Geurin: 21 simple strategies to fight Lyme disease naturally

While this article was written with Lymies in mind, the advice here is applicable to anyone with fibromyalgia and similar chronic illnesses. I’ve incorporated many of these strategies into my own treatment protocol over the years, and can say without a doubt that, when combined, they make a big difference in my overall health and well-being.

And an extra…

Psychology Today: The scientific relationship between menopause and pain

From the article: “Pain intensity tends to increase when estrogen levels are low and progesterone levels are high, as they tend to be during the second half of the menstrual cycle, possibly because there are more naturally occurring ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain when estrogen levels are high.”

Fatigue Super Conference

The Fatigue Super Conference is coming up on June 10-17, online and free. Register here.

Mindfulness for the Chronic Life

My friend and fellow fibro thriver Melissa Reynolds from Melissa vs. Fibromyalgia is offering her “Mindfulness for the Chronic Life” course starting June 1. Sign up by today (May 31), and you’ll receive a free coaching session with Melissa as a bonus!

May 31, 2019 fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue


  1. Vivian says

    If it is true that lime disease and fibromyalgia is link how come no one else knows or is talking about it?

  2. Sweetheart, fibromyalgia is Lyme disease and there is a cure, it’s called a Rife machine. Please contact me and I will share my story and how in my clinic, we do see results as we have found out that fibromyalgia is just another tick bourne illness. So sorry to hear that like so many you are suffering horribly. I would love to speak with you so feel free to contact me.

    Gary Young, CNC

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      Honey, if you read my bio, then you’d know I HAVE Lyme disease. Diagnosed w/ fibro in 2014. Diagnosed w/ chronic Lyme in 2016. My doctors say Lyme is the underlying cause for my fibromyalgia symptoms. I am well aware of the link between Lyme and fibro, and I talk about it frequently on my website, trying to educate others about the issues w/ the testing. Thank you for your concern.

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