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3 Ways Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” Reflects Life with Fibromyalgia

The famous singer Lady Gaga disclosed that she is a chronic pain sufferer in 2007. And, she remained at the top in news that year. As an 11-year-old fibromyalgia sufferer, I became curious about how this disease might affect her music career. There are many ways to describe the lyrics of any song. I analyzed …

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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 …

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Formication and Fibromyalgia: Bugs Under Your Skin

What’s the most annoying thing about fibromyalgia? Is it the constant pain? Or the fatigue that makes it impossible to do even the most basic tasks? Maybe it’s the fibro-fog that leaves you forgetting where you left your keys every morning. Fibromyalgia has a seemingly endless supply of those little knock-on symptoms that all compete …

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5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

As anyone with fibromyalgia knows, there are times when symptoms are more acute and intense than normal. These times are commonly known as fibromyalgia flares (or flare-ups). Fibromyalgia flares can last can last anywhere from one day to several weeks at a time and often have a trigger associated with them. Understanding the common triggers of …

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Why People With Invisible Illnesses Fear the Emergency Room

As unpredictable as my illnesses can be, there is one pattern I consistently follow. It repeats about every three months. The first thing I notice is a sharp uptick in my pain levels. My joints hurt more. I ache to my very core. My neck has sharp, shooting pains. The fibromyalgia flare is here. The fibro kicks …

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27 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You Just Cannot Ignore

Fibromyalgia affects more than 5 million people in the U.S and the figures are increasing. There are many uncomfortable symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It is known as an invisible illness because people cannot see the manner in which people suffer from the disease. Generally, Fibromyalgia is a very serious condition that the sufferers experience and its …

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15 Triggers to Avoid If You Have Fibromyalgia

At times you feel like you have a craving for exploring through a minefield, when you are having fibromyalgia. Your symptoms are, sometimes, aggravated because of apparently interminable number of “mines” that causes your fibromyalgia to flare-up. Your one slip can affect you badly for days, as you try to recoup from your pain or …

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Ingredients That May Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms

In a condition like fibromyalgia, monitoring with care is necessary to avoid triggering sensitivities to food ingredients. Whether an individual’s reviews nutrition tags at the grocery store or asking a restaurant waiter detailed questions. You can often use food flavors such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame in unexpected ways. Gluten, caffeine, lactose can also …

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Is Your Bra Causing You More Fibromyalgia Pain?

In addition to common symptoms of fibromyalgia, many fibro patients also suffer from another condition called Costochondritis. This causes pain in the breast and ribcage regions. Wearing a bra is almost impossible and can be painful. The right bra can drop the pain significantly if you are suffering from Costochondritis. What is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is the …

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