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.”
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 fibromyalgia (FM) as well. Tanzi and others believe the logical next step in the fight to stop Alzheimer’s is a drug that fights what may be the key factor in ME/CFS and FM – neuroinflammation.”
LymeDisease.org: Ignoring psychiatric Lyme disease at our peril
From the article: “Psychiatrist Robert Bransfield predicts the proposed IDSA [Lyme disease treatment] guidelines could contribute to a ‘national and global epidemic of psychiatric illnesses, suicide, violence, substance abuse and developmental disabilities in children and adults.’”
National Pain Report: The trouble with Lyrica and gabapentin and what to do instead
From the article: “Lyrica and gabapentin are being increasingly prescribed for many chronic pain conditions, in part because of concerns about opioids. However, these medications have serious side effects of their own and they are not very effective. There are better alternatives.”
PainfullyLiving.com: Just breath and other ways to rewire the pain-filled brain
Fibro warrior Katie Clark shares how she is using neuroplasticity to heal from fibromyalgia. As a result, she is off of all prescription fibromyalgia drugs and using very few over-the-counter medications. Inspiring!!!!
And an extra…
From the article: “The effects of toxins can be troublesome for everyone. Exposure to environmental toxins, for example, have been linked to a variety of chronic illnesses, including obesity, cancer and immune and reproductive problems. But if you’re already suffering from a chronic illness or recovering from one, toxins can be especially problematic, Dr. [Bill] Rawls says. ‘If your body’s communication systems are already messed up, adding in any extra burden from accumulated toxins can tip the scales and mess things up badly.'”
Yoga for Insomnia course…
Kayla Kurin from Aroga Yoga is offering a new Yoga for Insomnia bundle for just $10. The bundle includes (10) 10-minute videos sent out via email over 10 days. She also offers a Yoga for Chronic Pain bundle and Yoga for Chronic Fatigue bundle.
Kayla lives with chronic fatigue syndrome and designs online yoga programs specifically for people with chronic illnesses like ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. As such, her routines include modifications and more restorative poses for our special needs.
I’m going to be posting a review of one of Kayla’s books next week so be on the lookout for that!