One of the few celebrities brave enough to talk openly about their battle against chronic pain talks about it again in a fashion magazine.
“Chronic pain is not a joke. And every day they wake up without knowing how you’ll feel, “Lada Gaga told Vogue in a cover story .
Last year, Lady Gaga revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia, a little-known disorder characterized by deep tissue pain, fatigue, depression and insomnia.
A crisis of pain forced her to cancel several concert appearances, leading some skeptics to complain that it was a publicity stunt to promote ” Gaga: Five Foot Two, ” a Netflix documentary that shows the singer is being treated for pain chronic.
Lady Gaga says that her fibromyalgia is very real, along with the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) she has when being sexually assaulted as a teenager.
“I get so angry at people who do not think fibromyalgia is real,” he told Vogue . “For me, and I think for many others, it’s really a cyclone of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and panic disorder, all of which sends the nervous system to overload, and as a consequence, you have pain in the nerves.
“Do you know that feeling when you’re on a roller coaster and are you going down the really steep slope? That fear and the drop in your stomach? My diaphragm takes over. Then I have trouble breathing and my whole body is spasmed. And I start crying. That’s what it feels like for trauma victims every day, and it’s … miserable. I always say that trauma has a brain. And it works in everything you do. ”
The 32-year-old singer said it took years for her to open up about the sexual assault.
“Nobody else knew. It was almost like I was trying to erase it from my brain. And when it finally came out, it was like a big, ugly monster. And you have to face the monster to heal, “he said. “I felt that I was lying to the world because I felt so much pain but nobody knew it. So that’s why I went out and said I had a post-traumatic stress disorder, because I do not want to hide, more than I already have to do it. ”
In addition to fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder, Lady Gaga also lives with synovitis, a chronic inflammation in the hip caused by excessive use and injury. Like many pain patients, the singer has tried a variety of different treatments to relieve her discomfort, from massages to hot saunas and Epsom salt baths. In 2016, he posted on Instagram an image of her sitting in a sauna wrapped in an emergency blanket.
Lady Gaga’s battle with chronic pain is only a small part of her interview with Vogue . She is helping promote Star is Born , her new movie with Brad Cooper that will be released next month.