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UK MP Andrea Jenkyns 'Cannot Remember A Day Without Pain' In 15 Years

Monday 18 June 2018

 

From UK newspaper The Yorkshire Post:

 

Andrea Jenkyns and son
Morley and Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns with her son,
nicknamed "Brexit Clifford" because he was
born on March 29 2017, the day Article 50
was triggered to leave the EU.
 

Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns 'cannot remember a day without pain' in 15 years

By Arj Singh
Saturday 16 June 2018
© 2018 Johnston Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

An MP has spoken for the first time about her battle with a condition that causes pain so excruciating it can leave her feeling “paralysed” for days.

Conservative Andrea Jenkyns revealed her experiences with glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN), which is similar to trigeminal neuralgia, a condition which has been called “the suicide disease, because they say it’s one of the worst pains known to men”.

Ms Jenkyns also has fibromyalgia, a long term-condition that causes pain all over the body and has meant she “hasn’t had a day free of pain in 15 years”.

The Morley and Outwood MP’s reaction to both conditions is to “just get on with things”, but she is speaking out to raise awareness and encourage research.

 

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