10.25.2019

Oct. 25, 2019 fibromyalgia & Lyme news

Oct. 25, 2019 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news highlights: Two newly discovered proteins may play a role in the development of fibromyalgia; the Lyme Disease Biobank needs your tissue samples; what to do when your fibro doctor says you’ll never get better; how a generic drug for addiction is being repurposed to fight chronic pain; the best detox methods and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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Fibromyalgia News Today: 2 proteins identified that may play role in underlying mechanisms of fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, study finds

From the article: “Results of the study … suggest that these proteins could take part in underlying pain mechanisms involved in these disorders. However, additional studies are still warranted to better understand their role.”

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LymeDisease.org: Donate samples to Lyme Disease Biobank to aid research

From the article: “Tissues donated to the [Lyme Disease Biobank] will be made available to approved researchers. This will provide the medical and scientific community with a much-needed resource to better understand these complex infections and the ability of Lyme bacteria to invade tissues and organs.”

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In Spite of Fibromyalgia: Things must change (YouTube video, 4 minutes)

Has your fibromyalgia doctor told you that you’ll never get better and your condition will continue to deteriorate? If so, you need to watch this!

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NYup.com: Tick-borne bacteria that causes symptoms worse than Lyme disease found in Central New York

From the article: “There are plenty of unknowns about the miyamotoi bacterium, which is spread by the bite of the black-legged, or deer, tick. It’s not clear how many ticks carry the bacterium, how easily humans can get it from a tick bite, or how many people have been exposed to BMD.”

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NPR.org: In tiny doses, an addiction medication moonlights as a treatment for chronic pain

From the article: “Vrooman says that when it comes to treating some patients with complex chronic pain, low-dose naltrexone appears to be more effective and well-tolerated than the big-name opioids that dominated pain management for decades.”

(I’m a huge fan of low-dose naltrexone and use it daily for pain and immune system modulation. Click here to learn more about LDN and how it works.)

And an extra…

Lady of Lyme: All the best detox methods ranked (most gentle to least gentle)

Christina from Lady of Lyme has done a great job assembling a list of therapies in this detox guide. While this article is written with Lyme in mind, many of the therapies listed are appropriate for use by those with fibromyalgia as well. I believe detox is a missing element in the treatment protocols of most people with fibromyalgia. Incorporating several of these therapies into my protocol has made a big difference in my own healing journey.

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Dr. Liptan’s accepting new patients…

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Dr. Ginevra Liptan
Dr. Ginevra Liptan from the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia

Dr. Ginevra Liptan with the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia is now accepting new patients! This is an incredible opportunity to work with a fibromyalgia specialist who actually HAS fibromyalgia! If you live within a four-hour drive of Portland, Oregon, call (503) 206-6220 for more information.

If you’re not familiar with Dr. Liptan’s work, you can check out my previous interview with her. In my opinion, her book, “The Fibro Manual,” is the best fibromyalgia-related book on the market today. It’s an incredible resource for those with fibromyalgia and their doctors.

Free webinar…

The Gupta Programme uses brain retraining, meditation and other activities to help recover from fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and similar conditions.
Ashok Gupta, creator of the Gupta Programme

Ashok Gupta, creator of the Gupta Program and the Meaning of Life Experiment, 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.

Oct. 25, 2019 #fibromyalgia & #Lyme news highlights: Two newly discovered proteins may play a role in the development of fibromyalgia; the Lyme Disease Biobank needs your tissue samples; what to do when your fibro doctor says you’ll never get better; how a generic drug for addiction is being repurposed to fight chronic pain; the best detox methods and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue

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