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14 January, 2024

Trip Lee Illness 2024: Unveiling The Man Behind The Music And Overcoming Health Challenges

Behind Christian hip-hop artist Trip Lee’s success lies a deeply personal struggle with chronic health issues. In 2007, at the peak of his burgeoning music career, Lee received a life-altering diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This debilitating condition left him grappling with extreme fatigue, pain, and various physical limitations, disrupting his musical pursuits and everyday life.

14 January, 2024

After The Post Office Scandal, It’s Time ITV Exposed The ‘Post-Viral Scandal’ Of ME And Long Covid

The ITV1 drama Mr Bates vs the Post Office has caused a flurry of activity around the Horizon IT system scandal. It has also prompted countless people and campaign groups to reach out to the broadcaster – asking it to create a drama on their individual cause. One such scandal has been that of post-viral illness; a topic which would need an entire season on ITV to properly explore.

13 January, 2024

TENS Treatment Improves Pressure Pain Thresholds In Fibromyalgia

Treatment with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for 4 weeks demonstrated improved pressure pain thresholds (PPT) in a cohort of female patients with fibromyalgia who experienced clinically relevant improvements, defined as a ≥30% reduction in self-reported movement-evoked pain (MEP), according to a study published in The Journal of Pain.

13 January, 2024

Lincoln Park IV Ketamine Treatment For Depression & Fibromyalgia Announced

Recent studies featured in The Ochsner Journal show that intravenous ketamine infusions have a statistically measurable outcome in terms of pain relief and analgesia for symptoms of fibromyalgia, helping to reduce or eliminate the severity of symptoms for a majority of study participants.

12 January, 2024

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Suffer Higher Rates Of Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have uncovered a link between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and somatic disorders, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

12 January, 2024

Tryp Therapeutics Explores Psilocybin's Potential In New Trials To Treat IBS And Fibromyalgia


  • First Phase 1 study on IV-infused psilocin TRP-8803 received Australian regulatory approval.
  • Two Phase 2 studies will determine the precursor's potential in treating fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.

12 January, 2024

The Patient Journey Of Fibromyalgia In Latin America

To explore the patient journey of people with fibromyalgia (FM) in Latin American countries in order to identify problems in health care and other areas that may be resolvable.

11 January, 2024

Long Covid: Sheffield Woman Housebound For A Year

A Sheffield woman with long Covid has not left her house in a year since first contracting the virus. Fran Haddock, 33, said she had been forced to leave her job as a veterinary surgeon because she was constantly "utterly exhausted". She caught coronavirus in November 2022 and it developed into severe chronic fatigue syndrome.

11 January, 2024

A New Study Helps Explain Muscular Symptoms Of Long Covid

A new research publication in the respected journal Nature Communications (Appelman et al., "Muscle abnormalities worsen after postexertional malaise in long COVID", Nature Communications 15, Article number: 17 (2024)) describes an in-depth set of clinical studies that helps to explain a major long-term effect of COVID19 infection: Persistent muscular weakness, intolerance to exercise, and post-exercise malaise (tiredness and lack of energy). This study not only explains in granular detail the physiological changes many Long Covid sufferers experience, but also validates those sufferers’ experience, as many medical personnel — as well as friends and family — may not understand that what Long Covid sufferers are experiencing is real. The study was recognized by the FDA, and assigned Study Number NCT05225688. The study is observational, so no causality was determined, but what the researchers observed was very interesting and informative.

11 January, 2024

Unraveling The Role Of Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Long Covid: New Insights And Implications

As the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, another concern is emerging – Long Covid. This is a condition where Covid-19 patients continue to experience symptoms or develop new ones months after their recovery from the virus. Recent studies are shedding light on this condition, with a particular focus on mitochondrial dysfunction and its role in the persistent fatigue experienced by Long Covid patients.

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