Archive for Treatment – Page 5

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 [...]

Is the Glycemic Index Diet Right for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

 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 [...]

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 [...]

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #2: Autoimmunity, Cross-Sensitization, Testing

Read Part 1 of this article  covering a epidemic of misdiagnosis, comorbidity and mortality.  FACT 5 - Autoimmune Disorders Occur Ten Times More Commonly in People with Celiac Disease (CD) Than in the Normal Population. “Autoimmune diseases are the third leading cause of morbidity and Read more [...]

“My Knees Don’t Hurt Anymore, Mommy”, Inflammation, Diet and Health – An Autoimmune Odyssey

A three year old is so excited about his first soccer lesson that he sleeps in his new uniform the night before, but when he gets on the field he is slow, seems lost and walks off the field after 15 minutes saying he's too tired.  At his next and last soccer practice he bursts into tears the minute Read more [...]

Changing Your Gut Flora Pt I: Food to Feed the Good Bacteria in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Ken's gut series explaining how he recovered from ME/CFS  continues with a focus on food and the gut.  A reminder - Ken is a layman, not a doctor; check with your doctor before altering your diet or your treatment regime.) This is the first in a series of posts of ways to address the stable Read more [...]

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pt I Misdiagnosis and Mortality

Diet and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Even a short scan of the published medical literature on the impact of diet, specifically food allergies and intolerances on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) would lead you to conclude dietary modifications have no impact on either the onset of or a recovery Read more [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone Becoming ‘Standard Treatment’ for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

"In my view low dose naltrexone is well on its way to becoming a standard treatment" Dr. De Meirleir From RNase L to the gut to hydrogen sulfide to LDN, Dr. De Meirleir has been on the cutting edge of treatment and research.  De Meirleir begins this latest video talk by referring to the exciting Read more [...]