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.”