11.15.2019

Nov. 15, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

Nov. 15, 2019 news highlights: How various doctors treat #fibromyalgia; study says #Lyme disease is not associated with future neuropsychiatric disorders; the link between gadolinium contrast dye (commonly used in MRI) and fibromyalgia; getting the flu shot when you have chronic Lyme; using tuning forks for sound healing and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Prohealth.com: Physicians’ fibromyalgia protocols

I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this link with you guys at some point over the years, but Prohealth has been recently updating pages on their website so I think it’s worth a second share. This page includes fibromyalgia treatment protocols from various physicians around the country. I think it’s interesting to see how different doctors approach our illness.

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NeurologyToday: A positive test for Lyme disease is not associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

From the article: “In a longitudinal study, researchers found no significant association between previous exposure (seropositivity) to the Lyme bacterium and incidental neuropsychiatric outcomes such as cognitive decline, dementia, depression, and disability in older adults.”

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Richard Semelka MD Consulting: Attention fibromyalgia patients

Were you injected with gadolinium, a contrast dye commonly used during MRI scans, prior to developing fibromyalgia? If so, gadolinium deposition disease (GDD) could be the underlying cause of your fibromyalgia symptoms. The good news is there’s a treatment for GDD!

Just FYI: Dr. Semelka uses a lot of acronyms in this article. To simplify your reading, GBCA stands for gadolinium-based contrast agents. GDD means gadolinium deposition disease. Ca-DTPA stands for calcium – diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, which is a form of chelation therapy for heavy metal exposure.

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RawlsMD.com: What you should know about flu shots + chronic Lyme

Should you get a flu shot if your immune system is compromised due to chronic Lyme? Dr. Bill Rawls answers!

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Red Kite Meditations: Tuning fork home remedies for pain, anxiety and insomnia

Blogger Shona Curley discusses how to use tuning forks for sound healing.

And an extra…

Vice.com: Millions are turning to this drug for pain and anxiety. But there’s almost no evidence it works

From the article: “…recent studies and data are now questioning gabapentin’s role as a benign catch-all. They’re finding that, when used along with other drugs, gabapentin does have the potential to be misused, and is linked to an increased risk of death when combined with opioids—a connection that’s particularly alarming since it’s so often prescribed for pain.”

New fibromyalgia book…

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This week, my colleague and fellow fibro warrior Sue Ingebretson published her latest book, “Get Back into Whack: How to Easily Rewire Your Brain to Outsmart Stress, Overcome Self-Sabotage, and Optimize Healing from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Illness.” My paperback copy arrived yesterday! I’m hoping I’ll get some down time over the holidays to read it and do a blog post about it for you guys! If you’d prefer the ebook/Kindle version, it’s on sale for 99 cents right now!

Ready for the holidays?

Next week, my coach and friend Julie Holliday from ME/CFS Self-Help Guru will host a free online course called “5 Days for a Peaceful Holiday Season.”

This masterclass is for anyone who:

  • Struggles with pacing and managing family visits
  • Feels down because of missing out on holiday traditions
  • Becomes overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done and the decisions involved
  • Worries about the holidays triggering a flareup of symptoms
  • Feels guilty about not being able to be more involved or having to say no
  • Can’t imagine being able to relax until its all over

The 5-day course starts on Monday! Register here!

Ask Dr. Rawls!

Dr. Bill Rawls will host a live Q&A about Lyme disease coinfections on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. EST.

Topics will include:

  • What are the telltale signs of a Lyme coinfection?
  • Do you need to know which coinfections you have before seeking treatment?
  • Are there any reliable tests for Lyme and coinfections?
  • What are the best herbal and natural remedies for Lyme coinfections?
  • How can you tell for certain when Lyme and coinfections are gone?

Those who register will have an opportunity to submit their own questions about coinfections, and Dr. Rawls will try to answer as many as possible. Register here!

Nov. 15, 2019 news highlights: How various doctors treat #fibromyalgia; study says #Lyme disease is not associated with future neuropsychiatric disorders; the link between gadolinium contrast dye (commonly used in MRI) and fibromyalgia; getting the flu shot when you have chronic Lyme; using tuning forks for sound healing and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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  1. Hi Donna, love reading your weekly Fibromyalgia news, thanks so much for keeping us up to date with all things Fibro.

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