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Fibromyalgia Sufferers Seek State Support For Debilitating Condition

Sunday 24 February 2019


From The Irish Times:


Adrienne (right) and Damien Dempsey
Fibromyalgia sufferer Adrienne Dempsey with her son,
singer/songwriter Damien Dempsey, at Thursday’s
press conference. Ms Dempsey said she lives with
chronic pain. “I’m at my wits’ end.”
(Photograph: Nick Bradshaw)

Fibromyalgia sufferers seek State support for debilitating condition

The syndrome, which causes pain and fatigue, affects up to 180,000 people in Ireland

By Sarah Burns
21 February 2019
© 2019 The Irish Times

“I don’t think I’ve ever gotten up without being in pain,” said Adrienne Dempsey, mother of singer/songwriter Damien Dempsey who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 15 years ago.

She was speaking at a press conference calling for State support for people with the condition, which causes widespread pain and fatigue.

The campaigners say there is a “misunderstanding” about the condition and are frustrated and disillusioned with the resources available.

They are also seeking the development of a multidisciplinary treatment plan and training for medical practitioners in how to deal with the disorder.


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