Lena Dunham reveals she has fibromyalgia as she opens up about chronic pain

Mail Online | 10/8/2018 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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Lena Dunham has revealed she suffers from fibromyalgia.

The star, 32, opened up about living with the disorder in a candid Instagram post she shared with her followers on Saturday, revealing her symptoms were 'activated' a day after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Fibromyalgia - Disorder - Pain - Body - Impacts

Fibromyalgia is a disorder associated with widespread pain throughout the body, and impacts mostly women.

'This is a post about chronic pain. I have it. I bet a lot of you do too. Some of us talk about it. Others are afraid to, as it could cost them their jobs or their relationships or their sense of control in a chaotic world. In this way it's very analogous to sexual trauma.

@ - Ladygaga - Week - Connection - Pain

'There is also (as @ladygaga so wisely shared this week) a proven connection between chronic pain and trauma. Therefore, a lot of people- a lot of women- find their pain is activated by weeks like this one.

'On the day after Dr. Ford's testimony I awoke with a start at 3am. It felt like every cell in my neck was singing. My ankles and wrists were weak and my fingers didn't do their assigned job.

Gel - Line - Pain - Zipped - Neck

'Yesterday I felt like I was suspended in gel, and when I meditated a line of pain zipped from my neck to...
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