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'NO STRENGTH' Squirrel Bite Gave Me Fibromyalgia And Now I'll Never Be Able To Run Again

Friday 21 February 2020


From The Irish Sun:


Lisa Pearson
Lisa Pearson, a parenting coach, contracted
fibromyalgia after being bitten by a squirrel.

'NO STRENGTH' Squirrel bite gave me fibromyalgia and now I’ll never be able to run again

By Anna Pointer
18 February 2020
©News Group Newspapers Limited.

LISA PEARSON, 50, a parenting coach, lives in St Albans with husband David, 51, an accountant, and children Max, 14, and Willow, 10.

Here, she opens up about her seven-year battle living with chronic pain.

Lying in bed, I gasped in agony as pain coursed through my body right to the tips of my fingers and toes.

It was so bad that I couldn’t bear my children Willow, then two, and Max, six, or my husband touching my skin.

But this wasn’t a severe case of flu with muscular pains – it was an attack of acute fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition I’ve battled every day for seven years.

Before fibromyalgia set in, I was in great health. I worked as a senior mental health therapist, and though juggling my career with having a family was hard work, I still managed to fit in daily runs.

But in January 2011, I was bitten by a squirrel in our local park. One of our dogs had picked it up in his mouth, and as I retrieved it, the squirrel bit me on the finger.


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