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Derry Author Claire Allan: Fibromyalgia Won't Stop Me Achieving My Dreams

Friday 14 February 2020


From The Irish News:


Claire Allan
Claire Allan I've learned to work with it.
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Derry author Claire Allan: Fibromyalgia won't stop me achieving my dreams

Derry author Claire Allan is coming to terms with a diagnosis of the condition fibromyalgia, the central symptom of which is chronic pain

By Maureen Coleman
13 February 2020
Copyright © 2020 The Irish News. All rights reserved.

WHEN Derry author Claire Allan began experiencing pain in both her hands four years ago, she initially put it down to a flu-like virus working on her. A newspaper journalist at the time, whose work entailed taking shorthand notes and typing up stories, having sore hands was an huge inconvenience.

But when no cold or flu developed and the pain continued to cause problems, the mum-of-two sought the advice of her doctor. Blood tests showed her inflammatory markers were slightly raised but everything else appeared normal.

After developing pains in her legs and her hips which hindered her mobility, Claire found herself having to walk with the aid of a stick. Fed up and frustrated, she was referred to a rheumatologist who diagnosed her with with fibromyalgia, a condition which causes widespread pain throughout the body as well as sleep problems, fatigue, brain fog, depression and digestive issues.

Now a full-time author, who published her fourth psychological thriller, The Liar's Daughter, just last month, Claire (43) is still coming to terms with the diagnosis and adapting her lifestyle to help her cope with the ongoing symptoms.


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