It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The pain conditions spotlighted this week are Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease. The featured blog post is “Pain: An Invisible Condition” from the PainSupportUK newsletter by Jan Sadler.
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WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
Some Kentucky doctors say a new state law targeting abuse is so excessive and confusing, they've decided to pack up their prescription pads (article & video)
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
The Chronic Pain Eliminator (article & video)
This external stimulator stops the pain message from getting to the brain. It requires no surgery to install and it can work almost instaneously for the 80 to 90% of patients who benefit from it. See more info: *Doctor’s Interview *Research Summary
*FIBROMYALGIA and CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS)
Studies Seeking Patients with Fibro/CFS:
If you have fibromyalgia, ME/CFS or chronic Lyme disease, please click to fill out this survey. The information will be used to determine the need for and financial viability of creating a center of excellence for NeureEndocrineImmune diseases.
American Chronic Pain Association commissioned research to examine the Public Perceptions and Private Realities associated with fibromyalgia
Topical capsaicin helps severe fibromyalgia pain; depletes pain-signaling substance P in local nerve endings
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The current issue features articles such as Parenting with Chronic Illness, Fluoroquinolone antibiotics toxicity side effects, and Rheumatologists or Neurologists - who should treat fibro?
CFS Patient Advocate blogger Chris Cairns explains the research being done on the probiotic GC-MAF 314 as a therapy for ME/CFS by Prof. Marco Ruggiero and Dr. Paul Cheney, as well as work that Dr. Derek Enlander is doing on a similar probiotic (MAF878).
The Social Security Administration has issued a ruling on how they establish that a person has a medically determinable impairment (MDI) of fibromyalgia. This ruling went into effect on July 25, 2012. Click headline to see details.
This video shows patients diagnosed with advanced cases of Lyme disease. They share their symptoms, search for a diagnosis, and hopes for treatment.
*FEATURED BLOG POST
by Jan Sadler of PainSupport