Lady Gaga’s Netflix Documentary puts Fibromyalgia Front and Center

In a lot of ways, Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, is your standard pop star documentary, in the vein of Madonna’s Truth or Dare or Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It follows her around as she’s writing and recording songs and music videos for her album Joanne, and preparing for concert appearances (including her performance at Super Bowl XLI). There are…

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…

Lady Gaga Wants to Raise Awareness About Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga made a surprising announcement on Twitter early Tuesday morning: She suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in certain areas. The singer made the revelation while addressing her upcoming Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to…

Most women with fibromyalgia suffer from memory and concentration problems

A Spanish study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology states that most women with fibromyalgia say they have memory problems and can’t concentrate, and the majority also suffer from anxiety and depression. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe that this condition…

43 Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia – Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read These

Fibromyalgia is unfortunately a common problem affecting 3.5 million people, or 1 in five people. This syndrome is characterized by debilitating pain throughout the body. Nevertheless, chronic muscle pain does not necessarily mean that you suffer from fibromyalgia, as this condition also leads to other symptoms. Yet if your muscles hurt all the time, you need…

5 things not to say to someone with fibromyalgia. Please share this information.

Living with fibromyalgia is extremely difficult, as millions of patients around the world can attest to. The fact that physical and emotional pain is not visible to others can often make it even more difficult. Fibromyalgia is known as an “invisible disease” because its painful and often debilitating side effects are often not apparent to others. A…

Fibromyalgia : The Condition No One Understands

by Sarah Borien I’ve suffered from fibromyalgia for six years. To this day I’m not sure what I find hardest; the constant pain, fatigue and myriad of other symptoms that come with the diagnosis, or the constant need to explain and justify it. In 2010 when I was diagnosed, it was by process of elimination. I’d…

Fibromyalgia: Why It Appears, How To See It And How To Treat It.

Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder. According to WebMD, it causes muscle and joint pains, memory and mood issues, and fatigue. It is the second common musculoskeletal disorder after osteoarthritis, but there are still questions about it even in the medical world. At this time there is no cure for this disorder. Women are more likely…