From stiff muscles to painful trigger points to problems with exercise, the muscles can be a problem in fibromyalgia. It turns out that muscles have an interesting way of relaxing when they're in pain. Every time you contract a painful muscle, your nervous system should take a little break, give Read more [...]
A Blockbuster Drug
Lyrica truly merits the description ‘blockbuster drug’. FDA approved for seizures, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia (2007), and generalized anxiety disorder (Europe), Lyrica (pregabalin) sales hit their peak in the last quarter in the US, bringing in over $550 million for Pfizer.
Lyrica’s Read more [...]
Of all people, I thought, not Tom Hennessy. Tom was such a fighter. It was true he had the most painful case of ME/CFS I ever encountered. A couple of years ago, ironically on his way to see a doctor, he'd fallen asleep and slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler, severely injuring himself. I don't Read more [...]
Thou Shalt Pace
"Thou Shalt Pace" is kind of the first commandment for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Nothing trumps pacing.
If you pace you'll probably feel better, and if you don't you know you're going to feel worse. It's like gravity; you ignore it at your peril Read more [...]
Any Light gene expression study is big news. If you’re not up on the Lights', two of their past studies showed astonishing changes in gene expression after exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome. They have a third bigger study in the works plus a Lyrica ME/CFS gene expression study (and probably Read more [...]
ME/CFS Experts Reject Federal Effort to Produce Definition
A sleeping tiger just woke up.
On the same day the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced, in the face of strenuous opposition, that they'd entered into a contract with the IOM to produce a clinical definition for Read more [...]
Carbohydrates, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Originally developed to help diabetics control their blood sugar, the low glycemic index diet focuses on foods that keep blood sugar levels consistently low. It's similar to other diet plans that eliminate the high carbohydrate, highly processed Read more [...]
The seventh busiest website on the internet, Amazon.com is truly Amazonian in its reach. You can buy almost anything on Amazon.com, and do so knowing that Amazon.com regularly sits atop the ratings for excellent customer service. It's a great place to shop, or if you're an Amazon.com Read more [...]