Lady Gaga : ‘Chronic pain is no joke’
In a recent interview with Vogue, Gaga discussed her struggle with the disorder and revealed that she is annoyed of lack of compassion from people around. Almost a year ago, Gaga shares on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In her candid interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, the pop star opened up further about her condition and about the misconceptions and miss understandings that inevitably follow diagnoses of fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.
“I get so irritated with people who don’t believe fibromyalgia is real. For me, and I think for many others, it’s really a cyclone of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and panic disorder, all of which sends the nervous system into overdrive, and then you have nerve pain as a result,” she said. “People need to be more compassionate. Chronic pain is no joke. And it’s every day waking up not knowing how you’re going to feel.”
There are several causes of fibromyalgia that have been pinpointed by the numerous studies that have been performed. These causes range from having a major infection at some point in their lives, to injuries that have occurred. However, more recently, studies are showcasing that emotional trauma could lead to developing fibromyalgia. Specifically speaking, PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder is being linked to those who are developing this illness.
Lots of research is been done on the causes of fibromyalgia, one of the them says that fibromyalgia is linked with emotional abuse and childhood trauma. Gaga, also believes cause of her fibromyalgia was sparked by being sexually assaulted when she was 19. Adding to this physical and emotional pressures of fame and touring worsen her medical conditin, said that her health is currently on an upswing. “It’s getting better every day, because now I have fantastic doctors who take care of me and are getting me show-ready,” she said.
Fibromyalgia (FM) Patients Should Be Evaluated for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Researchers Say. The link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ﬁbromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is of growing interest in psychosocial research. The mechanisms by which both disorders are interconnected are not well understood. She also talked about her PTSD, adding, “For me, with my mental health issues, half of the battle in the beginning was, I felt like I was lying to the world because I was feeling so much pain but nobody knew. So that’s why I came out and said that I have PTSD, because I don’t want to hide—any more than I already have to.”
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a bewildering and largely misunderstood disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory issues, and gastrointestinal concerns. Because the array of possible symptoms is so extensive (and there remains no clear consensus on how to diagnose the disorder), many feel lost as to what is affecting them and what to do about it.
The most important thing to remember is that fibromyalgia may be poorly understood, but it is very real. By becoming more aware of the signs and symptoms of the disorder, you can help your doctor help you identify fibromyalgia and access treatment that may greatly improve your quality of life.
What does fibromyalgia feel like?
Fibromyalgia is a Constant pain that never goes that makes you feel like crying. Living with fibromyalgia is be like a Never ever being out of pain in some part of your body or your entire body is bruised. Almost like you’ve been sleeping on a hard floor and someone was kicking you all over. I feel Like I’m sick with a different ailment every day.
We have asked a question to our community “Living with Fibromyalgia and chronic illness“that what does fibromyalgia feels like?. More than 500 hundred people have taken part in the discussion and share their thoughts with us. Here we The Fibromyalgia Resources have compiled few of their comments which every fibromyalgia patient can relate and agrees with.
How to test yourself for fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread body pain, fatigue, poor sleep and mood problems. But all of these symptoms are common to many other conditions. And because fibromyalgia symptoms can occur alone or along with other conditions, it can take time to tease out which symptom is caused by what problem.
To make things even more confusing, fibromyalgia symptoms can come and go over time. That’s why it can take a long time to go from fibromyalgia symptoms to a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Only a doctor can accurately diagnose fibromyalgia, but there are certain steps you can take to evaluate your own probability of having fibromyalgia. Click Here to read more in details.
How do you treat fibromyalgia?
A Range of medications and alternative treatments are available to help relieve pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms, but so far fibromyalgia has no cure. You can try these option to ease up your pain. Few of them are like AVACEN, balneotheraphy ,Herbal Treatments are also available for fibromyalgia and there are very effective