Pfizer has received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for Lyrica CR, a new formulation that’s longer acting and only needs to be taken once a day. CR is approved for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy and shingles pain, but NOT fibromyalgia (although I’m sure some physicians will be using it off-label for fibro).
Pain News Network: Can analgesic creams treat chronic pain?
From the article: “…a new study published in the Journal of Pain Research suggests that creams are effective and could be safer than opioids and other prescription drugs in managing chronic pain.”
M.E. Association: The flu and M.E. – all you need to know about the 2017-18 flu vaccine
This was written for the ME/CFS community, but the info is relevant for those with fibro and Lyme, too.
Bad [Lyme] Attitude Blog: You do know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?
The Centers for Disease Control continues to deny the existence of chronic Lyme, preventing millions from receiving proper diagnosis and treatment. Please consider sending the message at the link to request a federal investigation. They’ve made it easy – just cut, paste and send!
Chronic Sex: Flogging ended my year-long fibro flare
Warning: The topic of the article above is sexual in nature so don’t click the link if you’re easily offended. I also want to say I am in no way suggesting flogging as a treatment for fibromyalgia. I’m only sharing this article because the topic is so unusual. It’s one of those personal stories that makes you go, “Hmmm….wonder why THAT happened?” And no, this is not a “fake news” story. I’m familiar with this blogger and her work.
And an extra…
Dr. Jay Davidson: What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?
I’ve been reading lately about the benefits of intermittent fasting. Was wondering if any of you have tried it? Did you see any results? Please share in the comments below!
Facebook Live: Medical marijuana…yes or no? (YouTube, 59 minutes)
Brandi from Being Fibro Mom interviewed me earlier this week on the topic of using medical marijuana as a treatment for fibromyalgia. We covered a lot of ground about legality, the state of current research, usage tips and more!