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My Battle With Invisible Illness - Evie Thompstone, Tolworth Girls' School

Monday 2 April 2018


From UK newspaper Your Local Guardian:


Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

My Battle With Invisible Illness - Evie Thompstone, Tolworth Girls' School

By Evie Thompstone
31st March 2018
©Copyright 2001-2018.

In February this year, I opened up the news on my phone and saw a headline that read of Lady Gaga cancelling the last leg of her European tour, which I was set to attend in London, due to “severe physical pain” that had impacted her ability to perform. The singer is well known for her hit songs and eccentric fashion but less so for the battle with the chronic illness, Fibromyalgia, that she faces.


At the age of 14 whilst on holiday in France, I was struck by a severe headache that left me bedridden in a dark room for days. Although it eased slightly, the headache never seemed to disappear and was soon accompanied by persistent fatigue and pain everywhere from my hips to my fingertips when pressure was applied to these areas. Perplexed, I visited the doctor with these symptoms and was given medication to treat a sinus infection and later for migraines. After countless attempts with many different doctors, one eventually labelled me as simply being an extreme “hypochondriac”.


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