A quick note…
I am having surgery this Monday on a herniated disc in my lower back. Depending on how I’m feeling, I may or may not post new content next week. If you feel called to do so, please send prayers and healing thoughts for a successful surgery and quick recovery.
From the article: “The study’s results identified that KPAX002 was most effective in subjects with more severe ME/CFS symptoms and those with both fatigue and pain….”
National Capital Lyme Disease Association: Tick testing
Ticks are out in force now! Here’s a listing of places where you can send ticks to have them tested for Lyme and other infections. In NatCapLyme’s sidebar, you can also click over to learn how to prevent tick bites, protect your pets, safely remove a tick and more!
From the article: “Lucinda Bateman, MD, who directs the Bateman-Horne Center and chaired the ME/CFS summit, said she uses LDN frequently in her patients with fibromyalgia and those with ME/CFS for whom pain is a top complaint. ‘I’m totally convinced that in patients with pain amplification/hyperalgesia as their primary problem, it’s great. It’s as good as all the [approved fibromyalgia drugs], but cheaper.'”
Health Rising: Toxic brains, frozen spines and the Perrin point
From the article: “[Dr. Ray Perrin] was the first medical professional I know of to propose that a unique physical structural problem is present in ME/CFS/FM. Perrin believes that the practice of reading the body is something of a lost art in the medical field.”
Pain News Network: Should you record your medical appointments?
What do you think of this idea? I’d love to read your opinions in the comments section. I saw a new physician last month and had to sign a document saying I would NOT record our appointments. It was the first time I’d been asked to sign anything like that.
And an extra…
Myers Detox: Guide to sources and symptoms of toxic metals
Heavy metal toxicity can cause fibromyalgia symptoms and make it harder to recover from chronic Lyme disease. Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) can be helpful for gauging the heavy metal levels in your body. I recommend Kristin over at Sassy Holistics for HTMA testing/evaluation. If you’re particularly concerned about mercury exposure, integrative doctors generally recommend a heavy metals urine challenge test for detecting mercury. Blood testing is ineffective unless you’ve had acute heavy metal exposure.
Almost free book…
Dr. Bill Rawls is giving away copies of his latest book, “Unlocking Lyme.” Just pay $4.95 for shipping.
Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff, Simcox-Clifford-Higby professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will discuss the latest ME/CFS research on Thursday, May 24, at 1 p.m. EDT. Register here.
My favorite Amazon products…
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Earlier this week, I updated my list of favorite Amazon products.