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Fibromyalgia Is A Painful Condition, Of Which Little Is Understood

Wednesday 27 September 2017


From Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald:


Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga attends a premiere for "Gaga: Five Foot Two"
at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.
Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of
the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil.
(Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition, of which little is understood

By Jonathan Lyon
September 26, 2017
Copyright © 2017 Fairfax Media

In childhood photographs, you can pick me out by the dark circles under my eyes. Insomnia would probably be one of my first memories, had sleeplessness not eroded my ability to form them. Then came the pain. I don't remember how old I was when it began - but, slowly, my still-growing muscles filled with a strange buzzing. I told my dad that it felt like my blood had been replaced by mustard gas.

I visited doctors, who said what I was feeling was "normal" – even though none of my peers seemed to be experiencing anything similar. They were in the fullness of puberty; yelling across sports fields with newly lowered voices. I was in the background; a vampire, wiped out by simply staying upright in class. Then when night came, I couldn't sleep.


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