ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web

Study: Probiotics in Yogurt Can Improve Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

Solving the life-altering condition of chronic fatigue syndrome is a huge challenge for anyone facing the illness. Recent Swedish research suggests probiotics or “good” bacteria found in the live active cultures of yogurt can reduce chronic fatigue symptoms for a significant percentage of individuals. Let’s take a look at what well-known author Bob Condor has to say on the subject . . .

Insiders Health

24 Hours In the Enchanted Forest: A Race to SolveCFS

On June 19, 2010 mountain bike racers will ride to raise money for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in the Zuni Mountains in McGaffey, New Mexico for the first annual 24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest: A Race To SolveCFS. Family and friends will support male, female, and co-ed solo racers, as well as teams, as they pedal their bikes continuously for 24 hours around a 16 mile looped off-road course.

Outdoor Newswire

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Lifestyle Adjustments

Short bursts of physical activity can ease fibromyalgia symptoms. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy have shown that encouraging patients to undertake ‘Lifestyle Physical Activity’ (LPA) can markedly increase the average number of steps taken per day and produce clinically relevant reductions in perceived disability and pain.

Science Daily

Short Bursts of Activity Ease Fibromyalgia

Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing if you are among the 10 million Americans living with the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia. Yet a new study shows that incorporating short bursts of physical activity into the day makes fibromyalgia patients feel and function better. The findings appear in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Web MD

Pilot study for rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia to begin

Next month, a pilot study for rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia will begin in Phoenix. In 1998 Vicki Shelton was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. “My kids tried to tickle me, I would end up with bruises,” said Vicki. She had debilitating pain, but says she had a hard time getting answers about her disease. “I’ve been on pain relievers, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories.”

ABC 15

LDN for Fibromyalgia: Study Results To Be Released

Stanford University research on low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a fibromyalgia treatment will be presented next month at the 2nd European LDN Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. These results are from Stanford’s second study on LDN for fibromyalgia. The first study had promising results in improving the pain threshold — the point at which sensation becomes pain.  FM & CF

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