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I Used To Run Marathons But Now There Are Days I Can't Even Dress Myself - The Pain Of Living With Fibromyalgia

Monday 19 February 2018


From UK newspaper the Manchester Evening News:


Katie Fitzpatrick and Jag Cunliffe
Jag [right] speaking with M.E.N. writer Katie Fitzpatrick
(Image: Eddie Garvey)

I used to run marathons but now there are days I can't even dress myself - the pain of living with fibromyalgia

Jag Cunliffe, 35, opens up about living with the debilitating condition that also affects pop icon Lady Gaga - and which has no known cure

By Katie Fitzpatrick
18 February 2018
© 2018 M.E.N Media

Pop icon Lady Gaga recently brought fibromyalgia into the spotlight after she cancelled the last 10 dates of her world tour due to the severe pain it causes her.

A long-term condition that causes pain across the body, the Netflix documentary Five Foot Two had previously explored her struggle with extreme pain and fatigue.

The "Million Reasons" singer was advised by her medical team to cancel the European part of her tour promoting her platinum-selling album Joanne, including her scheduled show in Manchester on February 6.

Jag Cunliffe, 35, from Stalybridge, was diagnosed with the same debilitating chronic pain condition as Lady Gaga after she was involved in a serious car accident in 2012.

Jag, who was due to attend the concert in Manchester, has had her life dramatically changed by the condition.



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