Lady Gaga hasn't been shy about any part of her life! The Grammy Award-winning artist has opened up about many aspects of her life and one of her most recent struggles has been determining the cause of her chronic pain.
For years, Lady Gaga has suffered from chronic pain that has left her in tears and without a treatment plan. Unfortunately, the cause of the pain has been a mystery - that was, until now...
Lady Gaga opened up about her recent diagnosis in the upcoming Netflix documentary "Five Foot Two." In the film, the singer reveals that she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after years of uncertainty.
According to the CDC, fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disease that causes chronic pain and stiffness, fatigue, mental problems and sleep issues. The diagnosis makes sense due to Gaga's history with mental illness and her persistent chronic pain - now she knows it's time to let her body heal.
Gaga announced the diagnosis on Twitter, saying:
"In our documentary the #chronicillness#chronicpain I deal [with] is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it."
The CDC also explains that women are twice as likely to have fibromyalgia, and those who have PTSD (like Lady Gaga) are also more likely to develop the disease.
While there are no known cures to fibromyalgia, there are several treatment options out there to help ease the pain and discomfort.
Patients can take pain medication, try specialized exercise routines and stress management activities! In addition to solving the physical ailments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is another effective technique to help work through any underlying mental disorders.