Lady Gaga opens up about her painful struggle with Fibromyalgia
Famous singer Lady Gaga recently opened up about her painful struggle with Fibromyalgia. Gaga opened up about her chronic pain and shared some of the methods she has adopted for easing her pains in a series of posts on Instagram. According to Gaga, chronic pain isn’t easy to talk about, but when someone does, it can be comforting for so many people who live with it.
She opened up about her struggle with chronic pain after posting two images of herself on Instagram.
“I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions [and] 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,” she wrote in one of her posts.
“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 have acquired over the past five years.
Everyone’s body and condition is different, you should consult with your 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 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.”
In the first picture, the 30-year-old “Bad Romance” singer is seen in a infrared sauna with an electric blanket.
According to the Institute for Chronic Pain, “chronic pain starts with an acute injury or illness.” If this pain lasts more than six months — sometimes, it can last for years — it is considered chronic.
“Patients tend to report some combination of fear, irritability, anxiety and depression. Patients also tend to express that they have lost their sense of direction to life. They are stuck. These problems are all common when living with chronic pain,” the institute notes.
The “American Horror Story” actress also posted another Instagram picture of herself, this time talking about the frustration that comes along with the pain.
“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, she wrote.”
Many fans of Lady Gaga, especially those who are dealing with chronic pain, thanked the singer for being open and making their day. They felt that by shedding more light on their condition, she has identified with them and given them the strength to overocme their struggles with Fibromyalgia.