Sept. 6, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

Sept. 6, 2019 #fibromyalgia and #Lyme news highlights: Researchers identify potential new way to diagnose Lyme disease; how to manage fibromyalgia-related itching; how allergies can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms; new CBD (cannabidiol)/liver damage study causes controversy; a new approach to reducing the spread of Lyme and more! | Fed Up with Fatigue


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.”


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.


Fibromyalgia News Today: Altered gray matter volume in fibromyalgia likely common to other chronic pain conditions, study suggests

From the article: “Neuroimaging studies in people with fibromyalgia have shown changed [gray matter volume] compared with healthy controls. But research in chronic pain of other origin has shown similar alterations in overlapping brain regions. As such, it is still unclear whether the reported changes in gray matter — made of cell bodies, their projections, and the sites where neurons communicate (synapses) — are specific to fibromyalgia or reflect general chronic pain processes.”


Forbes.com: This new approach may reduce the spread of Lyme disease

From the article: “Now, researchers from Louisiana State University have developed a new approach that goes right to the place where a tick transmits disease: its salivary glands (which produce saliva).”


PainTreatmentDirectory.com: Are allergies a hidden cause of pain and fibromyalgia symptoms?

In this article, my colleague Cindy Perlin discusses how to determine if allergies to food and other substances might be triggering pain and other symptoms. This is such an important topic! I’ve learned firsthand that what I eat definitely affects how I feel.

And an extra…

Leafly.com: That alarming CBD liver damage study is bunk and the media should know better

Leafly and Project CBD are rebutting a recent scare piece from Forbes. This is a great reminder that you can’t believe everything you read online, and research study results can be grossly misinterpreted.

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