Skip to comments.Lady Gaga hospitalized, pulls out of Brazil's Rock in Rio
Posted on 09/15/2017 4:58:01 AM PDT by jerod
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Lady Gaga said Thursday she had been hospitalized in "severe pain" and was pulling out of Brazil's Rock in Rio festival, which she was due to headline this weekend.
The superstar, who revealed Tuesday that she suffers from the chronic disease fibromyalgia, had been due to open the festival on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
Fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, global warming and the Easter Bunny... Things that don't exist.
As a friend of mine, who is a RN likes to call it: “Fibro, my ass! Just the newest name for Munchausen’s Syndrome!”
The bigger story is: Who the f*** cares??
I hadn’t heard the fibromyalgia one. I wondered about chronic lyme. I have several friends who said they had Lyme’s and are fine now.
But, I also have a friend who’s daughter truly ill, with lots of hospital time.
Another friend has some sort of chronic illness in which she has absolutely no energy. She is a farm wife and up until she got sick was one of the most productive people I’ve ever met. I’m not sure what to make of it.
Ah,yes...”fibromyalgia”...the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome of the 21st Century.
Chronic Lyme is actually “I didn’t get treated in time for Lyme’s”.
But it has become the latest version of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had a friend whose wife had CFS and it always went into remission when she went home to Louisiana. When she would come back to North Carolina, she would get sick again.
I have two FB friends who have Fibro and they both share the same trait: The desire to share every day about how miserable they are and how no one knows it.
Wait. Headline or open? The headliner usually closes an event, not opens it.
My elderly stepdad (90) was struck down over 20 years ago with what was -- many years later -- recognized as Lyme. But up until then they had no clue what was wrong with him. A previously strong, energetic, creative, productive boat and house builder, avid sailor and fisherman, and all around great guy. Suddenly he was tired, in pain, unable to do stuff.
So the doctors were clueless but of course they tried any number of treatments, none of which addressed it, and many of which had deleterious side effects. The end result of years of misdiagnoses and incorrect treatments, not to mention the Lyme itself, ruined his life.
Nobody can tell me chronic Lyme doesn't exist. Your comment is right on the mark -- treatment in time is critical.
I just got “diagnosed” with it. They didn’t do a test, they just started with the antibiotic. Luckily, I think they were wrong and it was Sacroiliitis instead, which was a good thing because it goes away.
Calling things “Fibro” is not a good thing because it simply pushes the patient off without discovering the real problem. Many times, the patients end up with a real problem without a solution.
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It’s good the world is finally waking up to Lyme’s disease. I was very lucky in my youth. I got a deer tick bite in the back of my neck when changing the rear axle on my Wagoneer. I dug the tick out with a knife to be sure I got it out but within a week I came down with severe symptoms of constant headache, fever, chills, muscle convulsions, vomiting, etc.
I went to the hospital and the doctor said it takes weeks to develop the antibodies that the test requires but gave me the test anyway. He said I probably had it and prescribed 800mg tetracycline 3x day for 10 days. The symptoms continued unabated for the 10 days. On the 2nd to last pill on day 10 my fever broke and the symptoms subsided. It was over. The hospital called and said the Lyme’s disease test came back negative so I’ve never had to declare it on my medical records -which would have prohibited some employment and service options.
I consider myself extremely lucky wrt Lyme’s disease.
Now they just need to expose Epstein Barr virus a bit more. There are scores of strains and they appear to be becoming more virulent. From what I’ve learned the virus is the source of many auto-immune diseases. One researcher I read said there are over 60 strains and the typical strain has 18 phases it can be in. Current treatment strategy is to coax it into one of its remission phases to treat the associated auto-immune disease. I suppose we’ll have to wait 20 - 40 years for a more thorough understanding of Epstein Barr.
As for chronic Lyme disease, I hope and pray you never learn how wrong you are.
Sorry guys, CFS does exist, at least in some forms. Since it’s a collection of symptoms, it can have a number of causes, both physical and psychological.
One such cause is a post-viral continued stimulation of the immune system, where high levels of things like interferon don’t return to normal pre-infection levels. Your body exhibits the same symptoms as if you were still fighting off something... even though its long gone.
For years after a sudden virus, I had something which met the criteria for chronic fatigue. But, over the course of about five to eight years, it gradually improved.
My symptoms weren’t as bad as some—in fact, when I exercised, it would push it back for a couple of hours. But, I was only good for a half-day, my mind was often fuzzy, and I needed a lot of sleep. But, I was much better off than some people, who are basically prostrate most of the time.
At one point I was diagnosed with Fibro. Turns out I had MS.
Sometimes I think it’s easier for the Dr. to just slap a diagnosis of Fibro on a patient than it is to get to the proper diagnosis.
That’s what scares me. I know someone who had “Fibro” but it turned out to be Depression. That is scary because untreated Depression can get bad quickly.
My ex has fibromyalgia, FRiend. It is as real as the clothes on your back. Same with Lyme disease, I have a friend that can’t even DRIVE anymore because it has ruined her co-ordination and strength.
Blanket statements like yours only show ignorance and blindness to the suffering of others.
So spirit cooking isn’t healthy?
I hope she recovers and does more.
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