This week we learn of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Neurobiology & Epigenetics - more possibilities of effective treatment for fibromyalgia.
254. The only way to reap the harvest is to sow it first.
Are you afraid of the pain of mammograms? See what to expect when you go in for this important test and how to keep it from spiking your symptoms, below.
Also this week, we'll look at how best to approach New Year's Resolutions, then we'll explore your brain -- what we know about brain fog and more.
Take care of yourself!
Adrienne Dellwo - Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Expert
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5 Ways to Start the New Year Healthier
It’s a new year. It’s hard to believe because the old year went by so fast. I don’t know about you but I’m feeling it. I’m feeling the pace that I’ve been “running” at for the last year or so. I’m feeling reminders that I have a chronic illness. I’m feeling the reminders that I’ve let some of my healthy habits slip a bit and I need to return to them. That’s just what I’m focusing on as I begin this new year. Here are a few of the items on my checklist towards a healthier new year, perhaps they are on yours as well?
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2. Cut Processed Foods
5. Find Your Happy
Top 11 Chronic Illness and Fibromyalgia Medical Studies
Did you see these chronic illness and Fibromyalgia medical studies from last year? Granted all of these studies weren't from 2015 but they are all still interesting. Distraction as a Pain Reliever - This was the most popular medical study post from last year. Do you use distraction as a form of pain reliever?
I wasn’t planning to publish a news post this week because I’ve had family visiting from out of town, but I saw several New Year’s-related stories that are worth sharing. Hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Day and that your recovery is speedy if you happened to have celebrated last night!
Top story …
- Leading researcher says ME/CFS will be “solved” in three to five years.
Looking forward and back …
- Grace is Sufficient gives us tips on how to set and achieve goals when living with chronic illness. This is timely info for the New Year! And About.com’s Adrienne Dellwo also tackles the topic of goal setting with fibro and ME/CFS.
- “A Chronic Illness Warrior’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions”
- National Pain Report revisits its top fibro posts from 2015 and also reflects on why “2015 is a Big Year for Medical Marijuana.”
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+Week of Jan. 4, 2016 Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news
- Top headlines …
- Lyrica makes list of most profitable drugs for 2015.
- Congress is investigating new opioid prescribing guidelines proposed by the (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports Pain News Network.
- Fibromyalgia symptoms often worsen during the cold-weather months. Everyday Health gives us “5 ways to stay pain-free this winter.”
- Fellow fibromyalgia blogger Grace is Sufficient shares “12 tips to make grocery shopping easier.”
- Health Rising reflects on 2015’s best and worst news for the fibro and ME/CFS communities. And Counting My Spoons compiles a list of 11 top chronic illness and fibromyalgia medical studies.
- I bet a lot of us can relate to this humorous list: “You might have fibromyalgia if…”
Book Review “Breakthrough for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.E. and Fibromyalgia.” by Judith Maizel with Fiona Adamson
The sub title is ‘How Neurobiology & Epigenetics Point the way to recovery’.
The book is reviewed by Jeanne Hambleton who says "In case you are wondering, neurosomatic illness is described as brain/body illness. The biology of the nervous system is neurobiology and epigenetics is biology resulting from external rather than genetic influences.
This wonderful book, full of research, promises and hope, was written by Judith Maizel PhD MBHMA, with Fiona Adamson M.Litt. Adv.Dip. Pych. MBACP. Judith suffered CFS/ME for 25 years before she found the pathway to good health and compiled the recovery programmes within the root cause of the condition.
Read more . . .
TECHNICIANS TRIAL NEW YEAR FITNESS SCHEME IN A LONDON GARAGE
From Jeanne Hambleton FMS Global News
The only reason I can think of for writing about this press release is my spare tyre, fitness, the play on words and the photo….
Getting rid of my spare tyre after all that Christmas pudding is the real reason I am writing this … but I do literally need to get my own spare tyre in shape.
SWNS Digital tells me Kwik Fit tyre technicians are trialling a fitness scheme in a London garage, which will actually help people lose their bodily ‘spare tyres’.
The crew has teamed up with a personal trainer to devise a system – Fit Kwik – using only car and van tyres.
Read on . . .
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+Study: Fibromyalgia Sufferers Have Trouble Processing Sight, Sound, Touch
(New?) research provides even more evidence that people with fibromyalgia have a real pathology and that it may be linked to trouble processing everyday sights and sounds.
Fibromyalgia Sufferers Have Trouble Processing Sight, Sound, Touch
In a paper published earlier this month (September 24, 2014) in Arthritis & Rheumatology, Marina Lopez-Sola of the University of Colorado, Boulder, showed that people suffering from fibromyalgia are hypersensitive to everyday sensory stimulation. This includes sight and sound cues as well as touch. Fibromyalgia causes feelings of general malaise in addition to severe aches and pains.
Read more . . .
After meeting on the Internet in 1997, Lynne Matallana and Karen Lee Richards discovered they had a lot in common. They both had seen numerous doctors before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in muscles and joints. They both had trouble finding medical information and support for coping with the illness. Seven months after meeting, they started gathering with five other people with fibromyalgia who also wanted to bring awareness to the issue.
“We called ourselves ‘the pillow posse’ because we would meet and have our pillows to support our aching bodies,” Matallana says. Those gatherings grew into the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), an organization that now provides support, research information, medical education, and messages of hope to millions.
Read on . . .
UK Fibromyalgia Newsletter January 2016
Happy New Year to all our readers
Every month we collect all the relevant fibromyalgia research from around the world so that you can keep informed about your condition. As well as this email newsletter, we also produce the original and independent Fibromyalgia Magazine which is available in a print format or in a more cost effective digital format,which is ideal for international readers.
The January 2016 edition of the Fibromyalgia Magazine is out for only £2.29.
New Israeli Treatment For Fibromyalgia Helped 100% Of Sufferers In New Study
Hyperbaric Hope For Fibromyalgia Sufferers - Mike Williams • Rice University
Rice University part of Israel study to test novel treatment for little-understood condition
Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers at Rice University and institutes in Israel.
A clinical trial involving women diagnosed with fibromyalgia showed the painful condition improved in every one of the 48 who completed two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Brain scans of the women before and after treatment gave credence to the theory that abnormal conditions in pain-related areas of the brain may be responsible for the syndrome.
Read more . . .
I am pleased to say that my post-Christmas malaise has passed. I am feeling 'normal' again. That's fibro-normal!! Hope you are better than 'normal'.
All good wishes
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