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Lady Gaga Helps Shine Spotlight On Devastating Fibromyalgia

Thursday 26 October 2017


From US newspaper the Chicago Sun-Times:




Lady Gaga helps shine spotlight on devastating fibromyalgia

By Sandra Guy for the Sun-Times
Copyright © 2017 BBC

It’s a nerve pain that’s so intense, it can make holding a can of pop impossible.

It’s fibromyalgia — a disorder of the brain and the central nervous system.

It tends to run in families, affects women more than men, and is associated with sleeplessness and traumatic stress, experts say. The National Fibromyalgia Association says that fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States.

One of its defining features is widely spread pain — not just pain in the bones, joints and muscles.

Lady Gaga’s tweet on Sept. 12 announcing that she suffers from fibromyalgia and its chronic pain heightened attention to what once was deemed a women’s hysterical and made-up chronicle of woes. The Grammy-winner ended up postponing the rest of her European tour world tour in September to deal with her health issues. She made a surprise appearance at Saturday night’s benefit “Deep from the Heart: One America Appeal Concert.”


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