Friday 5: Sept. 22, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news

Sept. 22, 2017 fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme news | Fed Up with Fatigue


Fibromyalgia News Today: Fibromyalgia patients should be evaluated for PTSD, researchers say

Yet another study links past trauma and fibromyalgia. 


Prohealth.com: An introduction to four supplements for Lyme disease, mitochondrial dysfunction, and mental and physical fatigue

This article was written for those with Lyme but most of these supplements have also been shown useful for fibro and chronic fatigue. I’ve had good results in the past with d-ribose for fatigue. You can read about my experience here! 


Social Security Disability Videos: Can you apply for Social Security benefits if you are still working? (YouTube video, 4 minutes) 

Attorney Jonathan Ginsberg discusses employment while applying for disability. 


TheMighty: 20 shoe brands people with chronic pain recommend

I found this helpful since I struggle to find comfortable shoes. Maybe you will, too! If there are any other brands you recommend, please feel free to share them in the comments below! I love my Skechers and Rykas! 


Nice.org.uk: NICE to begin review of its guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of CFS/ME

The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will reevaluate its 2010 guideline on the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS. 

And an extra…

Unrest, a documentary on ME/CFS, is now showing in certain cities. You can find local showtimes here. Soon, it’ll be available for viewing online.

Lyme webinar + free book…

Dr. Bill Rawls held a Lyme Q & A this past week. This webinar would be of interest to those with Lyme and those who think they may have been exposed to Lyme. Here’s the replay plus you can get a free copy (just pay $4.95 shipping) of his latest book, “Unlocking Lyme.” The book offer can be found at the bottom of the page and is available through Monday, Sept. 25.

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

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


  1. Maureen says

    Hi Joanne, I too have had a lumbar fusion and have tried a spinal stimulator for pain, about 5 yrs ago. Unfortunately it failed for me. It caused great nerve pain into both legs. They say the stimulators have improved since but I’m reluctant to try it again. Best of luck if you choose to do it.
    ps I also have FM.

  2. connie biddle says

    I have not but i would love to hear if it helps you. I have the same diagnosis as you! I do hope it does and that you would let me know how everything goes.

  3. Joanne wooldridge says

    Has anyone had a spinal cord stimulator (SCS), specifically the HF Nevro, for fibro? I have a 4 level spinal fusion but also fibro.
    Pain management dr says let’s try SCS. I’ve read good things on the SCS for fibro. Nevro HF has a non buzzy feeling one (paraesthesia) unlike the others which is good for peripheral pain.

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