Oct. 18, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

Oct. 18, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news highlights: New test diagnoses Lyme in 15 minutes; how sound therapy can reduce chronic pain; NIH releases five-year plan for Lyme research; fibromyalgia and dry eyes; bullet journaling for chronic illness and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue


ScienceDaily.com: New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes

From the article: “…our test could easily be used directly in a doctor’s office, obviating having to send the samples out to a laboratory that needs at least a couple of hours, if not days, to get test results.”


The Globe and Mail: Studies show sound baths can improve not only mood but also physical symptoms such as chronic pain

From the article: “Bartel has also studied fibromyalgia patients, who suffer from widespread musculoskeletal pain, as well as memory issues, fatigue and mood problems. When exposed to vibroacoustic therapy, a significant number of participants reported less pain, leading him to theorize that fibromyalgia may be caused by brain dysregulation.”


UPI.com: NIH sets five-year plan for tickborne disease research

From the article: “The five-priority plan includes expanding research to understand tickborne infections, improving detection and diagnosis of infections; improvement of diagnostics to identify biomarkers and predict treatment success; which includes vaccines and immune-based treatments; new treatments for diseases and techniques to reduce medical complications; and improving researcher access to samples, data and promising treatments.”


Fibromyalgia News Today: The eyes have it | Blepharitis and fibromyalgia

Columnist Robin Dix discusses her recent diagnosis of blepharitis, a condition associated with dry eyes.


Pain News Network: Feds warn about rapid opioid tapers

From the article: “In an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), three federal health officials warn that sudden opioid tapering significantly increases the risk of harm to patients, resulting in increased hospitalizations and emergency room visits.”

And an extra…

Catch Your Breath 60: Bullet journaling for chronic illness

Barbara from Catch Your Breath 60 shares how she uses bullet journaling to help track her chronic illness.

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Have a child with Lyme disease?

If you’re having difficulty paying for your child’s Lyme treatment, I’ve stumbled upon a great resource for you: the LymeLight Foundation! This foundation funds treatment for children and young adults with Lyme. Find out more here!

Free webinars!

My friend and coach Julie Holliday will host her monthly free webinar on Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. U.K. time. This month’s topic is “Acceptance, Hope and Trust: Balancing these Essential Tools for Optimal Energy with Chronic Illnesses like ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.” Register here! If you can’t attend live, a replay will be emailed to you.


Ashok Gupta will host a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. U.K. time. The topic is “Beat Fatigue & Feel More Energized: Expert Fatigue-Busting Tips Based on the Latest Scientific Research.” Sign-up here for this free event to learn:

  • The lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute to fatigue, including lack of refreshing sleep, increased stress levels, poor diet and more.
  • What the differences are between physical, mental and spiritual fatigue and the steps you can start putting into place immediately to help combat each type of fatigue.
  • The relationship between fatigue and many chronic conditions, and why the source is in the brain
  • How novel brain retraining techniques and practical lifestyle changes can support us in restoring energy levels
  • The mind, body and soul benefits of self-care.

If you can’t attend live, a replay will be emailed to you.

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