09.27.2019

Sept. 27, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. RebuildingWellness.com: 20 reasons why your supplements aren’t working From the article: "When I recommend a natural remedy or protocol to others in the chronic illness community, it’s not uncommon to hear them say, 'I’ve already tried that. It didn’t work for me,' which then opens the door for further investigation." 2. Bay Area Lyme Foundation: In search of a cure for Lyme disease | The disulfiram story From the article: "While not every patient has had as dramatically favorable an outcome ... Dr. Liegner remains very impressed by the utility of disulfiram and has not seen … [Read more...]

09.23.2019

Yoga for Chronic Pain book review and an interview with the author

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Yoga for Chronic Pain: 7 Steps to Aid Recovery from Fibromyalgia with Yoga" in exchange for this book review. This post includes affiliate links. Since my diagnosis in 2014, I've read numerous articles and research studies promoting the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia. The problem is most yoga routines found online, on DVDs or at local yoga centers are just too fast-paced and intense for those of us with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme or ME/CFS. Kayla Kurin, founder of Aroga Yoga and author of "Yoga for Chronic Pain" and "Yoga for … [Read more...]

09.20.2019

Sept. 20, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: DEA proposes more cuts in Rx opioids From the article: "For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing steep cuts in the supply of hydrocodone, oxycodone and three other opioid painkillers classified as schedule II controlled substances." 2. HealthRising.org: Could an Alzheimer’s drug disaster end up helping ME/CFS and fibromyalgia? From the article: "...the silver lining in the Alzheimer’s drug development fiasco may be the development of a drug or protocol that could help with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and … [Read more...]

09.13.2019

Sept. 13, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. Cornell Chronicle: Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020 Recently, we've had quite a number of news articles announcing new Lyme tests. I'm actually excited about this one, however, because it is a DIRECT Lyme test, meaning it's looking for parts of the Lyme bacteria, not just the body's immune response (antibodies) to Lyme like current testing. 2. MedicalDialogues.com: Obese women experience more severe fibromyalgia symptoms A Spanish study has found fibromyalgia symptoms are more severe in women who are overweight or obese. The article above provides a … [Read more...]

09.11.2019

Mold illness and its connection to Lyme, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

Prohealth.com recently published an article I've written about mold illness and its link to Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The headline on Prohealth specifies Lyme but I also mention fibromyalgia and ME/CFS in the article, and all of the information is pertinent to those conditions as well as Lyme disease. Click here or on the photo to read the article! I don't believe the general public and conventional medical community really understand how dangerous mold exposure can be. It isn't just an eyesore or nuisance that needs to be cleaned. Certain kinds of mold can … [Read more...]

09.06.2019

Sept. 6, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. ScienceDaily.com: An innovative new diagnostic for Lyme disease From the article: "In new research, Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, and his colleagues describe an early detection method for pinpointing molecular signatures of the disease with high accuracy." 2. Prohealth.com: What causes fibromyalgia itching and how to make it stop My Prohealth editor Karen Lee Richards tackles one of the most annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia and how to manage it. 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: Altered gray matter volume in … [Read more...]

08.30.2019

Aug. 30, 2019 Lyme and fibromyalgia news

1. Kate the (Almost) Great: What to do when a doctor isn’t listening to you I bet almost everyone with fibromyalgia or chronic Lyme have experienced this. I know I have many, many times! 2. LymeDisease.org: Lyme patient/physician coalition goes international More than 60 groups from six different countries have united to oppose the Infectious Diseases Society of America's proposed Lyme disease treatment guidelines. This article includes links to the guidelines and info on how to submit your own comments. 3. Fibromyalgia News Today: ASIC3 protein may be involved in … [Read more...]

08.27.2019

How I use medical marijuana for Lyme and fibromyalgia

A few weeks ago, I had a reader ask how I use medical marijuana as part of my treatment protocol for Lyme and fibromyalgia. I probably use medical marijuana a little differently than most people since I primarily use it for sleep and pain relief at bedtime. To explain, I've recorded a video of my current medical marijuana protocol. For those who prefer to read, the gist of the video is this: I generally don't use medical marijuana during the day because I need to be able to function for work. On really high pain days, however, I will sometimes vape marijuana and/or take a THC … [Read more...]

08.23.2019

Aug. 23, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. TheMighty.com: What you need to know about medical PTSD if you're chronically ill I'm not sure if I would label it as PTSD, but there definitely needs to be a term for what happens when the medical community invalidates a patient over and over again. This is a HUGE issue for so many of us - myself included! I tend to walk into most of my medical appointments armed with meticulous notes, printed research studies and a prepared speech, ready to do battle if necessary. It's sad that I feel that way... 2. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Updated CDC recommendation for … [Read more...]

08.21.2019

New fibromyalgia & Lyme research studies (August 2019)

You guys liked my first new research summary so much that I've decided to keep doing them every few months! To refresh your memory or for those who are new, the following is a listing of new fibromyalgia- and Lyme-related research studies recently added to ClinicalTrials.gov. Like before, you'll notice a heavy emphasis on lifestyle-related research for fibromyalgia including studies incorporating dance, music therapy and exercise (as always). And also like before, you'll notice there are very few research studies listed for Lyme disease. I guess Lyme is so benign that it doesn't … [Read more...]

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