09.20.2017

Why Lady Gaga having fibromyalgia is both a blessing and curse for the fibromyalgia community

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Last week, pop star Lady Gaga confirmed via Twitter she has fibromyalgia. The announcement came as part of the publicity for her upcoming documentary, Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two, debuting on Netflix on Sept. 22, in which she shares her life with chronic pain. USA Today, People magazine, CBS News and other mainstream media immediately picked up on the announcement and published articles about Lady Gaga's new diagnosis, likely reaching an audience of people who may … [Read more...]

09.15.2017

Friday 5: Sept. 15, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. USA Today: Lady Gaga says she suffers from fibromyalgia; what is it?  Efforts to raise awareness of fibromyalgia received a huge boost this week when Lady Gaga confirmed she has it.  2. National Pain Report: Build the ultimate fibromyalgia pain tool kit - part 1 and part 2 Fibromyalgia specialist and fellow fibro warrior Dr. Ginevra Liptan just published a two-part series on the best tools for fibromyalgia pain.  3. Healthy Home Economist: 5 natural remedies to eliminate leg cramps for good If you get nasty leg and foot cramps, these natural remedies might help!  4. Holtorf … [Read more...]

09.11.2017

Liberty Lixir review | All natural hemp CBD tincture for pain relief and sleep

I was given a bottle of Liberty Lixir 1000mg CBD tincture as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Liberty Lixir review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. This post contains affiliate links.  If you've been reading FedUpwithFatigue.com for a while, then you know I am a big fan of CBD (cannabidiol) products for pain relief. For those who aren't familiar with CBD, here's a quick primer: CBD is one of more than 85 cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Most people are … [Read more...]

09.08.2017

Friday 5: Sept. 8, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Chronic Mom: What no one tells you about surviving a natural disaster when you have a chronic illness Shelley from Chronic Mom shares lessons she's learned from living through Hurricane Harvey. Her post is very timely as the east coast braces for Hurricane Irma and several western states contend with multiple wildfires. It's an important message of preparation.   2. Fibromyalgia News Today: Occupational therapy program can improve fibromyalgia patients’ lives, USC study finds From the article: "An occupational therapy intervention program can improve the quality of life, confidence … [Read more...]

09.07.2017

FDA solicits public comment on several drugs, including pregabalin, tramadol, CBD and others

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Do you use pregabalin (Lyrica), tramadol (Ultram), cannabidiol (CBD) or ketamine (Ketalar)? If so, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking your comments on the "abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use" of these drugs and several others, according to the Federal Register. The request comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) notified the FDA that it is … [Read more...]

09.04.2017

Thync review | Using neurostimulation to improve sleep & mood

I was given a Thync device as part of this product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Thync review remain my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I am not someone who always has to have the latest cell phone or smartwatch, but I do admit I have a fascination for gadgets that promote better health. I really like the idea of easy-to-use tools that are drug free without side effects. That's why I was excited to have the opportunity to try out Thync Relax Pro, a device that uses neurostimulation to promote … [Read more...]

09.01.2017

Friday 5: Sept. 1, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: Lyrica and Neurontin face more scrutiny As the feds demonize opioids, more doctors are prescribing Lyrica and Neurontin for various forms of pain. Now those drugs may be coming under fire, too.  2. LymeDisease.org: Canine maps predict Lyme disease risk better than the CDC does These numbers confirm Lyme disease may be more prevalent in humans than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is willing to admit.  3. Prohealth: The lessons of myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia Columnist Celeste Cooper discusses how myofascial pain syndrome is often … [Read more...]

08.29.2017

Century-old vaccine gives new hope to fibromyalgia community

This article was originally published on Prohealth.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  If someone could give you a vaccine that would cure your fibromyalgia, would you do it? That may sound like a dream but it's closer to reality than you might think. Los Angeles-based biomedical firm EpicGenetics and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers are seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a clinical trial next year to test the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine as a potential treatment for fibromyalgia. "BCG is a … [Read more...]

08.25.2017

Friday 5: Aug. 25, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: Aptinyx conducts phase 2 trials of investigational therapy for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia A clinical trial is underway for another potential fibromyalgia drug.  2. Pain News Network: New drug discovered for neuropathic pain University of Texas researchers have discovered a drug that works as well as gabapentin at relieving nerve pain but lasts much longer. This could end up benefitting the fibro community since gabapentin is a common treatment for fibromyalgia.  3. Outbreak News Today: The history behind the Lyme disease controversy and what’s new … [Read more...]

08.18.2017

Friday 5: August 18, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: DEA proposes further cuts in opioid supply The DEA is making this change, stating "demand for these opioid medicines has dropped." 2. National Pain Report: We want a few good men and women to COMMIT themselves The recent crackdown on opioids has had a detrimental effect on chronic pain sufferers. Our voices have been lost in the debate over the opioid "crisis." The Opioid Policy Correspondents List is seeking persons who are willing to meet with their federal legislators to advocate for the chronic pain community.  3. Solve ME/CFS Initiative: Announcing SMCI’s … [Read more...]

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