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!
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.”
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Living with Fibromyalgia: Strengthening exercises while being bedridden
Blogger Desi Mazdur discusses exercises for maintaining muscle strength even if you’re bedbound.