Friday 5: September 2, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news

September 2, 2016 fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news


National Pain Report: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration plans to illegalize kratom, an Asian herb that some fibromyalgia patients use for pain relief. Here’s a petition to sign if you’re interested in stopping the DEA’s efforts.


Law360: Eli Lilly urges ninth circuit court not to revive Cymbalta suit

I’m including this because I know a lot of you are interested in the Cymbalta lawsuits. Unfortunately, the only source I could find is a subscription site. Law360 does offer a free trial membership. None of the other media seem to be covering these Cymbalta cases.


Fibromyalgia News Today: Chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome identified


Fibromyalgia News Today: Brazilian study finds swimming can reduce fibromyalgia pain


Prohealth: Could your fibromyalgia medications be causing your insomnia?

An extra …

Pain News Network: Disability resources you may not know about

This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…

Organic Aromas diffuser review by FedUpwithFatigue.com

The Proove Fibromyalgia Profile identifies a patient’s genetic predisposition to developing fibro and how well they might tolerate certain medications.


  1. Linda Asly says

    Has any one on this lovely board tried Savella for Fibromalgia? If so, could you kindly post your personal experience! Thank you 😊

    • Bernadine Grooms says

      I took Savella and it really did not help at all with my symptoms. All it did was cause me to become anxious as it kept my resting heart rate at 100 bpm or higher. It makes it hard to do any kind of exercise when your heart is working that hard at rest. I had already tried Cymbalta, and lasted only 3 days on that one. It caused me insomnia and paranoia. I’m now on Efexor ER, and while it doesn’t do much to help with the fibro, it does help me to feel more balanced and less anxious. I also take gabapentin for fibro, and have no adverse effects from that either. For me personally, I have not found any medication that truly helps with fibro symptoms. What has helped has been low impact exercise, stretching, and getting into a pool, whenever possible. One thing I’m planning to try latter this month is float therapy. I’ve been reading up on it and feel like it might be worth a try. Here is a link to learn more about it:
      https://www.floatbrothers.com/float-therapy.html . Hope I was able to help you.

    • Teresa says

      Makes me crazy hot and embarrassingly sweaty. My dr. Told me others have complained of the same side effects. You won’t know til you try it yourself as everyone reacts to meds differently. God bless!

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