Friday Five: Sept. 23, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

Sept. 23, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news


Stat: How bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome

There’s a new analysis of the controversial ME/CFS PACE trial. As it turns out, the data doesn’t support the previous results indicating cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise as the best treatments for ME/CFS. If you’d like to skip directly to the analysis, you can find it here.


BBC News: Fibromyalgia to be recognized as long-term condition

Great news for the fibro community! The Patient and Client Council in Northern Ireland has officially acknowledged fibromyalgia is a long-term condition. It’s another small step …


Natural News: The best and worst forms of magnesium to take as a supplement

Magnesium is one of the most popular supplements for fibromyalgia. Find out the most effective form here!


Prohealth: Principles of healing in fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

I stumbled across this 2008 article from Dr. William Collinge, and it’s wonderful! In it, he lists 10 principles that “lay a foundation for exceptional healing.” Lots of wisdom here!


HealthRising.org: Optic nerve thinning suggests fibromyalgia is “neurodegenerative” disease

And an extra …

Fibromyalgia News Today: Fibromyalgia and essential oils

Have you had success with using essential oils for fibro? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments below!

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

During its latest clinical trial, Tonmya (TNX-102 SL) failed to meet the threshold for relieving fibromyalgia pain. Tonix is no longer seeking FDA approval for fibromyalgia.


  1. All of these are great resources for anyone with Fibro. Glad to see it being recognized as a long term condition.

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