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Lena Dunham Wants To Be The "Face of Fibromyalgia"

Tuesday 27 November 2018


From US news outlet redOrbit.com:


Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham Wants to Be the “Face of Fibromyalgia”

By John
November 26, 2018
© 2002-2018 redOrbit.com. All rights reserved.

In a profile of Girls star Lena Dunham in New Yorkthe writer and television producer opened up about her health struggles, which include having her uterus removed during a hysterectomy and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Dunham goes into great detail about her struggles with both mental health (PTSD and anxiety brought on by sexual assault) and physical health (endometriosis, chronic pain due to a mixed connective-tissue disorder that makes her joints hurt, and fibromyalgia). She also talks about being a cultural lightning rod, her break up with her longtime boyfriend, and the end of her working relationship with Girls co-creator Jenni Konner.

After Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham is probably the most high-profile celebrity to talk about her diagnosis with fibromyalgia.


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