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'There's Never A Minute In The Day I Don't Feel Pain'
Friday 30 December 2016
'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'
Eleanor O’Farrell is one of the many people in Ireland who have fibromyalgia, often dubbed ‘the invisible illness’.
FIBROMYALGIA HAS AN interesting nickname: the invisible illness.
Most people with the condition look completely healthy, but are in near-constant pain.
Last month it was announced that fibromyalgia would be recognised as a long-term condition by health professionals in Northern Ireland.
As a result of the move, dedicated services to help people with fibromyalgia are to be set up in the north.
Eleanor O’Farrell (39) is hoping the same thing will happen in the Republic. She had symptoms for close to 20 years before she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Eleanor had gone to her GP numerous times, but they were unable to find out what was wrong. She doesn’t blame them for this, noting: “As it is one of those invisible illnesses, it’s very hard to diagnose.”
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