Social Media’s Reaction to Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Announcement

Social Media’s Reaction to Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Announcement
finding balance You probably have heard that Lady Gaga has fibromyalgia. If you are on social media, I don’t know how you could have missed it. My first thought was how wonderful that someone with her level of fame is speaking about this illness. Now maybe we can get some validation and bring some legitimacy to a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and mistreated illness. I also perused the comments sections under the articles. Bad idea! I thought I had heard it all when it comes to the misconceptions regarding FM. I soon realized that wasn’t the case at all.  People lose their filters when they comment on social media. The anonymity makes it easier for people to say whatever they want without thinking or caring about the consequences. It isn’t as intimidating as saying it to a person’s face. It is a cowardly way to go, but sadly, it is becoming the norm. Here are a few samples of the ignorant comments I found: “It isn’t Fibromyalgia. It is an acute case of an adult seeking attention.” “When emotional pain is not acknowledged or tackled, it will oft times express itself through the body and in the form of physical pain and symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a classic example of this.” “It's called depression and hypochondria.
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