Friday 5: Nov. 3, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

Nov. 3, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue


Law360.com: Microsoft ruling dooms Cymbalta labeling suit

A New York court has refused to grant class-action status in legal actions brought by plaintiffs who claim drugmaker Eli Lilly misrepresented the frequency/severity of Cymbalta’s withdrawal symptoms. (Law360.com is a subscription site. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find this information on any other news source. The site does offer a free trial, which allows access to full articles.) 

If you’ve been affected by Cymbalta’s withdrawal symptoms, you might be interested in my Cymbalta resources page, which includes links to several articles I’ve written about the lawsuits, articles from other media sources and more.  


Counting My Spoons: I had the blood test for fibromyalgia, and this is what it said

Blogger Julie Ryan shares her experience with taking the FM/a fibromyalgia blood test. (Yes, there is a blood test for fibro; it’s just not widely accepted or known by doctors.) For more information, you can check out my previous post on the FM/a test here. I’ve also written an article on the vaccine that EpicGenetics may be trialling as a potential fibro treatment. 


LymeDisease.org: Ally Hilfiger shares her experiences at Focus on Lyme 2017

It was hard for me to listen to this – I found myself crying at times – but Ally did such an awesome job of talking about the challenges of living with chronic Lyme. Well done!


Vitality101.com: Why fibromyalgia patients should consider mold toxicity as a cause of their illness

From the article: “Mold toxins create a profound inflammatory reaction within the body that looks almost identical to fibromyalgia.”


Solve ME/CFS Initiative: 2017 Ramsay Award Program results

From the article: “The Ramsay Award competition is designed to invest in the work of any investigator or team tackling complex issues in ME/CFS research through systematic and methodical investigations. The cross-discipline investigations awarded this year span three continents and come from Sweden, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and, of course, the United States.” 

And an extra…

Living with Fibromyalgia: Strengthening exercises while being bedridden

Blogger Desi Mazdur discusses exercises for maintaining muscle strength even if you’re bedbound. 

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  1. Emma Coccari says

    Thank you Donna for this great blog full of real, beneficial information!
    I am having my FMa blood test performed November 15 (I have to wait until I’ve been off some medications for 30 days) and I am both excited and scared. I have so many questions:
    What if the result is positive? I may feel vindicated (this IS a real disease) or sad (no treatment yet)
    What if the result is negative? I’ll technically be kicked out of a club (FM) that I never wanted to be in, but that means starting over (what IS my correct diagnosis?)
    I guess I’ll know the answers in a few weeks! Thank you for sharing the link that started my journey to finding answers and possibly being part of the research to find FM treatment.

  2. renee carl says

    I have had a plethora of symptoms for well over 20 years. I have been put through HELL and lost everything dear to me in the process. I am still at present being punished and will have to work in pain until I drop dead. I could have a huge lawsuit but no one will help me. Someone could write a novel over my lifetime with this.

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