by Staff writer
It’s been a very tough month for mother monster, Lady Gaga, who has recently opened up about her battle with fibromyalgia.
On Friday (Sep. 15) the singer began posting a series of photos from a hospital in Rio, Brazil explaining that she was unable to continue touring due to agonizing and severe physical pain.
While Gaga’s Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, was supposed to look into her battle with pain, the actual reveal of her chronic illness came Monday (Sep. 18) on Instagram.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
“Basically what this means is people are going to have long-lasting, head to toe pain that they feel in their muscles and joints, and this pain lasts for long periods of time but is in the absence of any inflammation,” explained Dr. Mohabbat.
Besides the pain, many people diagnosed with the condition also complain of fatigue, abdominal, bowel and bladder issues.
Patients will have headache issues, and they’re going to have sleep issues. It won’t matter whether they sleep a lot or a little, sleep can become very restless.
Doctors don’t yet know exactly what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of factors which include: genetics, infections and physical or emotional trauma, such as a car accident or psychological stress.
Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia yet, a variety of medications can help control symptoms.
According to Mayor Clinic, exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures may also help.
We wish you speedy recovery Lady Gaga.