The Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of Nov. 5 are as follows:
The first piece shows where to find need-to-know fibro bloggers. Developing reliable fibromyalgia sources are important. Even doctors neglect to keep up with current fibromyalgia developments. Therefore, it pays to stay updated through fibromyalgia bloggers about new trials, new drugs, and helpful suggestions. And commenting on fibro blogs helps develop a great support network. It’s not a substitute for a fibro doctor when it comes to drug advice and diagnosis, but still a great way to learn and connect.
Second, according to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, two new possible fibromyalgia drugs are in development. It has been a long time since any new drugs have been developed for fibromyalgia, so this is exciting news indeed. The drugs are “…”…Effirma, being developed by Synthetic Biologics, and TNX-102 a Product of TONIX.” Read about them!
Next, women who suffer from health problems also suffer from inadequate vitamin D levels in the winter. This is especially important because low vitamin D levels are linked to making certain health problems worse, so having fibromyalgia means you need to speak to your doctor about maintaining good vitamin D levels.
Lots of women eat yogurt and/or take supplements to increase their intake of probiotics, which helps prevent yeast infections and stomach issues. (Stomach issues are especially prevalent in fibromyalgia, and most every woman has experienced a yeast infection.) New evidence presented at The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 shows that, “…Two daily doses of a (new) probiotic lowered key cholesterol-bearing molecules in the blood as well as “bad” and total cholesterol…” So ask your doc about probiotics!
Last, fibromyalgia patients often suffer from sleep problems. A lack of sleep makes everything worse, including pain. A new study shows that less belly fat means a better quality of sleep, as well as more of it. This is a great incentive to lose any extra pounds that may be hanging on, especially around the belly. That will also help strengthen your body to fight pain.
Enjoy your weekend!
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