Most of you have heard by now that the iconic sensation that is Lady Gaga has been very open and honest about the chronic illness she is suffering with; Fibromyalgia. In her new documentary ‘FiveFootTwo’ (on Netflix) Stefani allows ‘behind the scenes’ access not only to her music and tour but into her home, where it is obvious to see the pain she is in. Luckily enough for her, she has the money to spend on expensive and extensive treatment as well as being surrounded by professionals on a daily basis that offer her alternatives for the pain. Stefani is also able to openly smoke medicated marijuana.
As a sufferer of this dreadful disease myself I am so envious yet happy that she is making headlines; finally our voices can be heard after so many years of being ignored or told we are ‘faking it’. Maybe someone will listen now? Maybe our suffering won’t be ignored by Doctors any longer? Maybe we won’t be medicated by an addictive pill that often makes other symptoms worse? Who knows? But I am more than happy to allow Lady Gaga to take centre stage for something we have been fighting so passionately about for years. Stefani is an inspiration to us all, both musically and as a person. She has finally allowed us to see who she really is and if you follow her on Instagram, as I do, you will be blessed with regular updates, LIVE feeds and images of different ways she copes & deals with it all.
If you or anyone you know think you might have this chronic illness or something similar, please visit your Doctor and persevere; don’t settle for just one opinion. Besides the chronic pain, the other health issues can be but not restricted to:
– IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
– OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
– Social Anxiety
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you or anyone you know has this chronic illness, please don’t hesitate to get in touch; I am happy to listen & advise where necessary.