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Low Dose Naltrexone, Inflammation and Pain: A Different Approach to Fibromyalgia

A 'Novel' Anti-inflammatory "We discuss the concept of using low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain conditions that are suspected to be associated with inflammatory processes." Low dose Naltrexone is one of the more intriguing treatment options to emerge Read more [...]

Pridgen Reports Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial Results “Very Positive” : Predicts New Approach Will Be “Game-Changer”

"We ...feel this is a real game changer" Dr. Pridgen With 90% of the data from their big Fibromyalgia antiviral study in, Dr. William "Skip" Pridgen reported in  the Tuscaloosa News  that the results were 'very positive'. Pridgen enthusiastically stated, "We feel we are on the right track and feel Read more [...]

Tackling Pain and Depression in Fibromyalgia: Quetiapine Scores Some Benefits in Clinical Trial

Depression is common in fibromyalgia. In fact, with studies suggesting  levels of 'current depression range  from 22-44% and lifetime rates of depression from 60-86%,depression in FM may be very common. This isn't surprising: the presence of pain in any disorder increases the risk  of depression Read more [...]

Antivirals, Immune Support, the Pridgen Study and Testing: Kristin Loomis Talks Pt. II

Treatment Chimerix, the manufacturer of the herpesvirus drug, brincidofovir (formerly known as CMX001), recently went public and the guess is that they're very confident about getting FDA approval. On your alternative treatments page you note brincidofovir appears to be 100x's more powerful that Read more [...]

Major Antiviral Trial Underway in Fibromyalgia Could Open Up Treatment Possibilities

Fibromyalgia, not chronic fatigue syndrome, is going be the recipient of the first large, multi-center antiviral treatment trial. In an entirely new approach to FM, Dr. Skip Pridgen is using a novel two-drug approach, to smother the herpesviruses he believes are causing the disorder (and ME/CFS Read more [...]

FDA Puts the Squeeze on Pain Drugs – Some Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients To See Effects

The F.D.A. recommendation is likely to have a significant impact on the availability of the drugs. New York Times Last week FDA's ruling reclassifying narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin and Lortab which contain hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen as schedule II drugs will make them more difficult Read more [...]

The Lyrica Effect: Lyrica Study Uncovers Key Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

Move over Lyrica and Cymbalta? Could Topamax (Topiramate) Be More Effective in Fibromyalgia?

"The present case highlights the marked improvement of FM symptoms in a patient who has been resistant to a wide variety of treatments for over seven years.“ Kararizou et. al. 2013 The Big Three (Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella) Ghetto in Fibromyalgia Don’t get stuck in a rut when your doctor only Read more [...]