Health / life update (September 2022)
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
1y ago
Several of you have emailed or messaged me on social media over the past months to ask how I’m doing since moving back to Virginia and also why I haven’t been posting on FedUpWithFatigue.com. The truth is I’ve been procrastinating on posting a health / life update because the perfectionist in me wanted to give you guys an “and she lived happily ever after” story. But my reality is way more complicated. I am better in some ways, and in others, not so much. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a short summary to bring you up to speed: Last year, I decided to leave my marriag ..read more
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July 1, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. JAMA Network: Comparison of Amitriptyline and US Food and Drug Administration–Approved Treatments for Fibromyalgia From the review: “In this systematic review and network meta-analysis of 36 randomized clinical trials (11 930 patients with fibromyalgia), duloxetine (120 mg) was associated with higher efficacy in treating pain and depression, while amitriptyline was associated with higher efficacy and acceptability in improving sleep, fatigue, and health-related quality of life outcomes.” 2. HealthRising.org: The Brainstem – Is it THE Pain Conductor in Fibromyalgia? From the article: “The ex ..read more
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June 17, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. DailyMail.com: Doctors could start using nitrous oxide to treat fibromyalgia From the article: “‘Our study showed remarkable reduction of chronic body pain complaints in patients after sedation with nitrous oxide/oxygen,’ said the neurologists from São Paulo University in Brazil, who carried out the research.” 2. University of Calgary: UCalgary researchers discover molecule in the nervous system that may hold key to treating chronic pain | Existing anti-cancer drugs could be repurposed for pain relief From the article: “In the study, Altier’s team used drugs for treating lung cancer and a t ..read more
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June 10, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. Healio.com: Research suggests treatment of fibromyalgia should be tailored to individual symptoms From the article: “Results showed that amitriptyline was associated with reduced sleep disturbances, fatigue and improved quality of life compared with placebo. A 120-mg dose of duloxetine was associated with the highest improvement in pain and depression compared with placebo.” 2. MedicalXpress.com: New data align with EULAR recommendations for fibromyalgia management From the article: “At seven years follow up, adjusted results showed that fibromyalgia cases had a higher number of hospital co ..read more
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June 3, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. Practical Pain Management: Anger May Drive Subtype of Chronic Pain From the article: “’Considerable controversy remains about whether discrete emotions – such as anger – are associated with activations of unique and specific neural networks or whether most or all emotions activate the same or similar neural networks,’ they wrote. However, studies have demonstrated that improved anger regulation can reduce pain.” 2. CureUs.com: Studying the Relation Between Fibromyalgia Severity and Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, and Mean Platelet Volume From the article: “This ..read more
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May 27, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. Pain News Network: Class Action Lawsuit by Pain Patient Against CVS Moves Forward From the article: “The lawsuit alleges that CVS pharmacists refused to fill her opioid prescriptions nearly 30 times because the daily doses exceeded 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME), a threshold considered risky under the 2016 CDC opioid guideline. Although the guideline is voluntary, many healthcare providers have adopted it as a mandatory policy.” 2. Yahoo News: We May Have Discovered the Missing Link Between Mental Trauma and Chronic Pain From the article: “In a new study published Tuesday in the jo ..read more
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It’s Encore Weekend for the 2022 Fibro Summit
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
(This post contains affiliate links.) I just want to send a quick reminder that today and tomorrow, May 28-29, is Encore Weekend for the 2022 Fibro Summit hosted by Dr. Rodger Murphree. During these two days, you’ll have access to ALL of the summit’s interviews for free, so you can catch up on any that you missed or binge watch throughout the weekend. Dr. Rodger Murphree, host of the Fibro Summit As in previous years, HealthMeans is offering several registration gifts. I’ve listed all of them below. Just click on the link for the gift that you’d like to receive, and that will take you to a reg ..read more
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May 20, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. Pain News Network: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Contribute to Chronic Pain From the article: “Anti-inflammatory drugs that are widely used to treat short-term acute pain disrupt the body’s natural healing process and increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to a provocative new study by an international team of researchers. If true, it means that ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used by millions of people every day for the temporary relief of acute pain may contribute to long-term pain that is even harder to treat.” 2 ..read more
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How does fibromyalgia feel? | 2022 International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
Wow, let me just say that I was blown away by how many responses I received to this year’s question for Fed Up With Fatigue’s annual International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day post. You guys did not hold back! As I was reading all of your answers, I found myself constantly nodding my head, thinking “Yep, that’s EXACTLY how it feels! Yep, I’ve felt just like that! Yep, I’ve had that symptom, and that one too…” There were several times when tears welled up in my eyes, but there were also a couple of giggles – especially when I read that Jennifer J. replied “You do!” to her doctor when he asked her ..read more
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May 6, 2022 fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue news
Fed Up with Fatigue - Living Better with Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS
by Donna Gregory/FedUpwithFatigue.com
2y ago
1. Virios Therapeutics: Virios Therapeutics completes enrollment of 425 patients in phase 2b “FORTRESS” clinical trial for fibromyalgia From the press release: “Greg Duncan, chairman and CEO of Virios, stated, ‘At Virios we believe that activated herpes virus may serve as a potential catalyst for triggering or maintaining diseases like [fibromyalgia]. Targeting suppression of herpes virus with combination therapy represents the potential for an exciting new treatment paradigm for [fibromyalgia].'” 2. HealthRising.org: Immune cells may be killing the small nerve fibers in fibromyalgia From the ..read more
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