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Well-known, famous people with fibromyalgia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and Connective Tissue Disorders' started by Andy, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Andy

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    Guardian: "Lady Gaga cancels 10 concerts, suffering from 'severe pain'"

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/03/lady-gaga-cancels-concerts-suffering-severe-pain
     
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  2. Valentijn

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    I hope she'll take some serious time off (years if needed) from performing to rest and get things sorted medically.
     
  3. hellytheelephant

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    I really empathise. It is awful when you have to let people down....
    I am glad she is not just dosing herself up to get through the shows, and wish her well.

    I wish we had someone so high profile who is prepared to come out as an ME sufferer.....
     
  4. Andy

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    Kirsty Young to take time out from Desert Island Discs [due to fibromyalgia]


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45353719
     
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  5. Sly Saint

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    "I'm suffering from a form of fibromyalgia."

    'a form of' ?
     
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    Her name is trending on Twitter
     
  7. Tia

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    She's a national treasure - everyone loves her on DIDs. Hope she's ok. Glad she named fibromylagia and not just 'health issues' - all helps to increase awareness.

    There was also a cyclist in the news yesterday who has been forced to stop and rest after contracting epstein barr virus.. I can't find the link now though. Anyone see it?
     
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  9. Hell..hath..no..fury...

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    My first diagnosis was ‘ME type illness’ until i was upgraded later.
     
  10. large donner

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    On the news yesterday they said she was taking time off to, "get treatment for her illness".

    Nice and straightforward then. I wonder which snake oil practitioner may have got hold of her!
     
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  11. Sly Saint

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    She might get referred to the nearest IAPT clinic, as Fibromyalgia is on the MUS list. Wonder if/when the BBC will dare to expose what is going on re: MUS(?)
     
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    I think it varies depending on what you are looking at, but chronic pain, including fibromyalgia has by turns been described as MUS or as a LTC in IAPT materials. For LTCs there should be a co-morbid depression or anxiety (not required for MUS), but I can't speak to the realities of what patients are actually being referred. I think chronic pain, to include fibromyalgia, is being categorised for national reporting purposes as an LTC. Happy to be corrected.
     
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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...ring-break-from-desert-island-discs-2pkjdbfbn

    This article by Sarah Baxter is on the leader page of the Times today, not as a leading article but as an opinion piece sharing the page with Dominic Lawson. It will get a huge readership. I am so horrified by the waffle and innuendo I am incoherent. She even brings in Florence Nightingale whose illness was attributed - “”almost certainly wrongly- to syphilis.”

    It is appalling journalism, just illinformed gossip. I think it needs a response preferably one based clearly in science. Can anyone do this? @Jonathan Edwards.
     
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    Thank you @Trish. Had just been following this thread. Glad to see it has been picked up. I do think it needs a response.
     
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  17. shak8

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    Akin to "a form of arthritis" or a form of "mental illness" or a form or forum of fungus, perhaps?
     
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  18. shak8

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    No, (yank here). Reminds me of the actor Morgan Freeman who was diagnosed with fibro but refuses to do any publicity for the cause. Afraid he won't get more work.
     
  19. MeSci

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    Kirsty Young expecting to "recover" from fibromyalgia?


    On today's radio page in Radio Times, re Desert Island Discs:

    'She (Lauren Laverne) is only standing in while Young recovers from the condition fibromyalgia, though we're told that this could take "a number of months".'

    Maybe downplayed to try to save her job?
     
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  20. NelliePledge

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    Maybe just the ignorance of the newly diagnosed
     

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