Lady Gaga invited a 12-year-old boy dealing with several severe chronic medical conditions onto the stage this week to sing “Edge Of Glory.” It’s something the pop star can personally relate to.
Ahead of the singer’s telling documentary, Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two, beaming to Netflix September 22, Gaga has revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia. “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia,” she wrote. “I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.”
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 12, 2017
“Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues,” reports the Mayo Clinic. “Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.”
Back in August, Gaga shared a photo of a doctor treating her photo with the caption: “Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors.”
The revelation inspired Gaga to reveal more. “I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell.” She then shared some personal remedies.
Gaga will give Little Monsters an intimate look at her struggles in Five Foot Two, which is, hopefully, a form of therapy in itself.
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Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors. I think about Joanne too and her strength and the day gets a little easier. Plus I got @wanaynay by my side. "Hey Girl, we can make it easy if we lift each other." 🌸
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I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell. Maybe I should just share some of my personal remedies I've acquired over the past five years. Everyone's body and condition is different U should consult w ure Dr. but what the heck here we go! When my body goes into a spasm one thing I find really helps is infrared sauna. I've invested in one. They come in a large box form as well as a low coffin-like form and even some like electric blankets! You can also look around your community for a infrared sauna parlor or homeopathic center that has one. I combine this treatment with marley silver emergency blankets (seen in the photo) that trap in the heat and are very cheap, reusable and effective for detox as well as weight loss! In order to not overheat my system and cause more inflammation i follow this with either a VERY cold bath, ice bath (if u can stand it, it's worth it) or the most environmentally savvy way is to keep many reusable cold packs in the freezer ( or frozen peas' n carrots'!) and pack them around the body in all areas of pain. Hope this helps some of you, it helps me to keep doing my passion, job and the things I love even on days when I feel like I can't get out of bed. Love you and thank you for all your positive messages.