Archive for Drugs

FDA Approval of MS Drug Puts Ampligen Back In Play

Deja Vu? "I just try and not think about it, because it gets me furious" multiple sclerosis patient The story sounds eerily similar. Citing questions regarding study quality and side effects, the FDA refuses to approve a drug for a condition for which few or no effective drugs exist. After hearing Read more [...]

“Pharmaceutical Grade” Low Dose Naltrexone Now Available for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Patients

Into the Big Leagues Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is able to do for some people with intractable pain what opioids and other drugs can't do - reduce the pain. Those drugs have something LDN doesn’t, however, – FDA approval. You can’t prove that LDN works, however, until you can identify Read more [...]

Microglial Inhibiting Drugs – Providing Hope for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

The microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. As the main immune defenders in the brain, they spew out an array of inflammatory and neurotoxic substances when activated. When we have a cold these substances cause the symptoms associated with ‘sickness behavior’ Read more [...]

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 [...]
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