Lady Gaga Opens Up in Vogue Interview About Struggling With Fibromyalgia and PTSD

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Singer/actress Lady Gaga attends the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Countess/GC Images)

Almost exactly one year ago, Lady Gaga took to Twitter to share that she had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which caused chronic pain and eventually led to her postponing several of her fall 2017 European tour dates. In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, the pop star opened up further about her health and about the… Continue reading Lady Gaga Opens Up in Vogue Interview About Struggling With Fibromyalgia and PTSD

Ultralaser treatment for fibromyalgia yields 75 percent pain reduction when applied to the hands

A new device that combines low-intensity laser light and therapeutic ultrasound considerably reduces the pain experienced by patients with fibromyalgia. A scientific study has shown that application to the palms instead of to tender points on different parts of the body has better analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. As a result of pain reduction, patients also… Continue reading Ultralaser treatment for fibromyalgia yields 75 percent pain reduction when applied to the hands

Eight Signs Of Fibromyalgia Usually People Ignore

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, among other symptoms. It can cause significant pain and fatigue, interfering with a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities. While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, it’s estimated that it affects 5 million Americans ages 18 or older. Research has shown… Continue reading Eight Signs Of Fibromyalgia Usually People Ignore

Lady Gaga on her fight with fibromyalgia: ‘Chronic pain is no joke’

In the October issue of Vogue, the 32-year-old pop star opened up about her struggle with fibromyalgia, a condition that affects the nervous system and causes pain throughout the body. “I get so irritated with people who don’t believe fibromyalgia is real,” the singer said. “For me, and I think for many others, it’s really a cyclone of… Continue reading Lady Gaga on her fight with fibromyalgia: ‘Chronic pain is no joke’

Lady Gaga talks battling fibromyalgia during A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga is nothing if not a fighter. The pop star documented her painful, difficult struggles with chronic pain and fibromyalgia in her Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. The film showed Gaga dealing with extreme, almost-paralyzing pain. The singer has since posted on social media about the condition. EW asked Gaga if it affected her while… Continue reading Lady Gaga talks battling fibromyalgia during A Star Is Born

I Am So Sick of Being Sick

Author: Cat – Contributor at themighty.com Having a chronic illness such as fibromyalgia really does take its toll on you, especially when you have a ton of other stuff along with it like me. It waxes and wanes but it never goes away, at least it doesn’t for me. Right now I must say it’s as bad as it has ever… Continue reading I Am So Sick of Being Sick

Two simple tests can ID fibromyalgia in pain patients

(HealthDay)—Two simple tests can indicate a probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) in patients with chronic pain, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Kim D. Jones, Ph.D., from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and colleagues studied 352 patients scheduled for routine examination in two primary care practices.… Continue reading Two simple tests can ID fibromyalgia in pain patients

How Fibromyalgia Makes Me Feel Like I’m Being Buried Alive

The darkness is all-encompassing. I can’t breathe, and there is an almost unbearable weight on my chest. I feel like I’m being crushed and the pain is excruciating. All I can hear is thump, thump, thump – although at this point I’m not sure if it’s the beat of my heart, or if it is more earth… Continue reading How Fibromyalgia Makes Me Feel Like I’m Being Buried Alive

How the Death of My Father Has Affected My Fibromyalgia

I’ve recently discovered that though my fibromyalgia by itself is incredibly difficult and painful to live with, my symptoms have increased in severity following a deeply painful emotional blow. On January 13th, 2018, my father passed away. I didn’t find out about it until February 11, 2018, but it didn’t matter how old the news was. The… Continue reading How the Death of My Father Has Affected My Fibromyalgia