Friday 5: Nov. 4, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Nov. 4, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news | Curated weekly by FedUpwithFatigue.com


Pain News Network: How Trump and Clinton would handle the chronic pain epidemic 


Prohealth: Small nerve fiber study finds different kinds of fibromyalgia exist


Solve ME/CFS Initiative: The initiative is now offering a weekly ME/CFS phone support group!


Fibromyalgia News Today: Specific test may help diagnose fibromyalgia, assess frequency of muscle spasms


Brittany L. Bergman: 6 ways to practice self-care when rest is out of reach

Something fun …

Fellow fibro warrior Anne Manera reached out to me this week to tell me about her new (affiliate link) Fibromyalgia Mantras adult coloring book. Here’s a sample page to get you started!

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

Mammograms can be uncomfortable - especially if you have fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition. Check out these tips for reducing the discomfort of mammography!

If you gravitate toward heating pads, hot showers or warm blankets to help manage fibromyalgia aches and pains, then you will absolutely love the Healthy Line InfraMat Pro! This heated stone mat uses infrared technology to warm you from the inside out! It's perfect for staving away the bone-chilling cold of winter.

And a quick update on me…

As most of you know, I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in May. I just finished a seven-week course of antibiotics for Lyme, and unfortunately, it hasn’t helped. I’m starting on two new antibiotics this weekend. I’m learning that Lyme doctors are pretty much like fibromyalgia doctors: They just throw crap at the wall and hope something sticks.


  1. Sally Amster says

    I have had fibromyalgia for almost 30 years. I wasn’t diagnosed until 10 years into my on going pain. I was put on many medications with no success. One of the medications was Cymbalta, it made me so sick. I thought I was going crazy coming off this medication. I couldn’t move my head or eyes. My whole head felt like a freight train was going through it, I was scared, dizzy with electrical jolts. It took weeks to feel any normalcy. Here I thought I was the only one going through this hell. I wish I was part the Cymbalta lawsuit because I felt so alone. I had many doctors that were fed up with my complaints before Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue were ever mentioned. A couple years ago I had a failed Lumbar Surgery and I am dealing with that as well…God Bless all the people living with silent pain…

    • Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com says

      Unfortunately you are not alone in your experience w/ Cymbalta. According to Eli Lilly’s own research, about 50% of people experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking Cymbalta.

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